Hello my friends and fellow crafters!
My goodness! How did the end of July happen upon us so quickly? I love the summer days and have not minded the heat too much! (well, as long as I have air conditioning to return to after being outside, that is!).
I just hate that all too soon, summer will be over!
Today at My Cricut Craftroom, one of our "assignments" was to create a project to fit the " Letter Of The Day = E " category. We can either create a project with a Cricut Cartridge that starts with the Letter E or we could use an image that begins with the letter of the day. I knew I had to make a card for my dear friend's grandson's first birthday - and thought a cute little Elephant would be just the perfect image to cut!
I started off with the ZooBalloo Cricut Cartridge and cut the elephant and all the layers on page 86 of the handbook. I used a shiny silver cardstock for the main body of the elephant, which caused a bit of reflection but did not want to photograph as well as I had hoped (EVEN with my NEW CAMERA!!).
For the ears and the trunk, I used a slate blue cardstock and ran them through the Cuttlebug with
the Swiss Dot embossing folder to make them stand out a bit.
I liked the way the shiny cardstock contrastsed with the matte cardstock!
I just wish you could see that a bit better in my photographs!
I just knew that this elephant would look adorable with the Googly Eyes added! I seem to be on a "googly eye" kick...this is the 2nd project in a row where I used them!
You can see from this photo that I added a balloon with the Number One...perfect for a little boy's first birthday, don't you think? I found this balloon on A Child's Year cartridge . There is a balloon on almost every Monogram feature key on this cartridge, but they all have a symbol of some sort on them. Not ONE of them has a number one, however! But no worries! Using my Gypsy, I was able to both size the balloon to the perfect size as well as eliminate the unwanted symbol. I then cut a number 1 using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, also using the Gypsy, so I could size it just right for fitting onto my balloon!
Did you notice the Twinery Twine that I used for the balloon? I think it looks so cute, tied onto my elephant's trunk and then onto the balloon!
I wanted to add a bit more to my card, so I selected the Palm Tree from the DoodleCharms cartridge.
Again, if you are a frequent visitor here, you know me with embossing.... I love it! I ran the Palm Leaves through the Cuttlebug using the Evergreen folder.
With the Gypsy, I selected the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge and the Grass image, sized it to 6 3/4 " in length and cut two layers of grass, one just a tiny bit taller than the other layer. I nestled my elephant and the palm tree into the layers and used foam squares to attach the palm tree, the elephant and the balloon, for added dimension to the card!
For the inside sentiment, I used the computer to type the sentiment:
"Wishing you a TON of fun on your First Birthday!"
I am not sure if the Mother of this child is a scrapbooker, but I thought this could be saved and used as
a page element in his baby book or a scrapbook!
I hope you will visit My Cricut Craftroom to see what other fun ideas my fellow Design Team Sisters
have created for today!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! I read and value each comment!
Thank you and have a Great Week!