Monday, July 9, 2012

The Letter of the Day is B!!

Hello Everyone! 
Have you had any relief from the high temperatures that most of the country is experiencing?
Looks like we are in a cool down here - - it's only supposed to be in the upper 80's all this week!
Today at My Cricut Craftroom, one of the options for our projects today was making something
using the Letter Of The Day - so I decided that is what I would do for my post!
I recently purchased several adorable mini paper pads from Erica's store, including a 6 x 6"
pad of paper from Echo Park called This and That - Graceful collection.  It is really cute!
As soon as I saw the paper that had the BINGO cards on it, I just knew it would be perfect  for 
The Letter of The Day - B and also for a friend's birthday that is coming up!  She really enjoys going to the BINGO Hall to play Bingo! keep on my "B" theme...I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge (click for the direct link to it in Erica's store)  to cut the shapes to make up my banner on my card.
In the Birthday Bash Cartridge handbook on page 69 you will find the pennant shape under the "font" feature key.  I cut 5 of those each at .98.  I wanted to have a layer behind the banner, so I also used the "font shift" feature key to cut a shadow at 1.6".
I added Capital Letters using the appropriate buttons to spell out the word
"BINGO", again from the cartridge Birthday Bash and using the font feature key.
The letters were each cut at 3/4 inch each.  I used a  fine tip Glue Pen (if you ask me, it is a MUST HAVE for paper crafts to glue down tiny pieces and  I am very thankful Erica carries them in her store!) and attached the letters to the aqua pennant shape, 
then used foam squares to pop up the aqua pennants from the shadow/ brown pennant.
Although the Cricut did cut teeny tiny holes, they were so small and did not really cut all the way through, so I used a tiny hole punch to get a slightly larger hole in both the main pennant shapes as well as the shadow.
I threaded some twine in the perfect chocolate brown color and created my hanging banner.
I wanted the banner to have something to "hang from" so I added two paper cirlces cut from Platin Schoolbook and to that attached 2 button brads. I twisted the twine around the brads to attach the cute little hanging banner!
Sorry this is a bit blurry, but you can see how I attached the twine around the brad
and just how cute that little button brad is!
On the inside, I printed the words  
"You Hit The Jackpot!  It's Your Special Day!
Happy Birthday"
on cardstock for the sentiment.
I was pleased that I could make a Birthday card using the
Birthday Bash cartridge using BINGO pattern paper
on LETTER B day!  

 I hope you enjoyed my project for today and I certainly hope my friend will 
get a kick out of the card for her birthday as well!
I love to read your sweet comments...please take a minute to let me know your thoughts!
Now be sure to head over to My Cricut Craftoom to
 see what other projects my fellow design team members are sharing today!
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HeatherLynn said...

Teresa, Love your cute bingo card! The banner is my favorite part. Way to go on the B theme! :) Hope you are having a fun day!

Heather Lynn
MCCR DT sister (yay!)

Mary said...

Teresa this is so wonderful. I love the colors and you are so right those glue pens are a must have. I am soooo glad Erica carries them as well.I am so sure your friend will love this card. Great take on the letter B! TFS. Hugs~Mary

L.B. said...

Such a fun card. that paper is great.

Miranda said...

Super Cute!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

ClaireR said...

OMG! How creatively CUTE! I love the card, awesome job Teresa. You got 4 Bs with your project: Bingo, Banner, and Birthday Bash, wow! LOVE it!
My Cricut Craft Room DTM

scrapbookingforfun said...

O>K Ms Teresa you rocked your project!!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Darla Haverstock said...

Great card!
just "B"eautiful!!

Cathy said...

Love the Bingo card, and love how you lilighted the B's in your post with red:)
DT member

Kathy said...

This is so fun, Love it!!!

Daisy Collins said...

Looooooooooove your card!!

Georgie Horn said...

I'd say you got a B+ on this project! Love it! Newest DT at MCCR, come get you some puddin n pie.

Raquel Davis said...

What a cute card, Teresa! I love banners and yours is extra cute.

febe said...

Cute card on the colors and layout :)

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callyannc said...

OOO I likey! TFS CallyAnn

Nadja said...

This is adorable! I love the card. Love the way you incorporated "B" in the whole design.

Anonymous said...

Your post was very clever - highlighting so many "B's". The card was very cute! Using the banner attached to the card makes the card extra special for a Bingo addicted friend. I'm certain she will be delighted with your special card.

Jamie M. said...

Very cute and great way to use the letter of the day. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21 MCCR DT sister

Pink Cricut said...

Love this Bingo card- the colors are gorgeous together and the buttons are perfect!

Ashley H said...

You are the random winner from my blog hop post. Please email me your address so I can send out your prize.


Homespun Elegance said...

Great Great Card Teresa!! I just LOVE this! Very darling!



The Creative Mommy said...

Soooo cute!!! Love all your B themed items!!! And of coarse the card is SUPER BEAUTIFUL!

Crafty Hugs,

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