At My Cricut Craftroom, it is Theme Day Thursday! That is the day where we are asked to make a project that is either from a particular cartridge or that is about a particular theme. I chose to go the "cartridge route" today - so that required me to use the cartridge
"Create A Critter".
(This is a great cartridge with so many cute and fun designs on it! If you have kids or craft for children at all, it is a MUST have in my opinion. If you do not have it already, Erica has it available in her shop at www.shop.ericasroom.com.
Since Easter is coming up quickly, I decided to make an Easter Card for my granddaughter Aubrey. I used the cute little chick on page 53 with the all the layers at 4 inches. I added googly eyes to the chick as well.
I wanted to make an egg so that I could make the chick removable, so I cut only the lower part of the egg shell on page 53. I used my Cuttlebug and a brand new embossing folder that I just got (it is by Sizzix and is called the Peppermint Twists and Scallops set). I also cut the shadow for the egg. I adhered the shadow to the base of the card but when I adhered the top layer of the shell - I used foam squares that I cut down into little pieces so it would pop up and allow a place for the Chickie to slide into.
I cut a frame from the Elegant Edges Cartridge and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. I find myself using that embossing plate over and over for so many projects - it is very versatile! I used the Gyspy to manipulate the size of the cut so it fit as I wanted it on the card base. I chose that particular cut because I loved the way I could fit the egg shape into the bottom curve!
I decided I would add yet another layer of texture by running the card base through the Cuttlebug as well (does using the Cuttlebug count as exercise??) this time using Provo Craft's Polka Dot embossing folder.
I then wanted a sentiment on the front but didn't want it to get in the way when Aubrey (who is almost 4!) would take the Chickie in and out of the egg shell. So I decided I would create a label holder (from the Art Philosophy cartridge, on page 35, again sized with the Gyspy). I attached it with a brad so it can swing up and out of the way and back into place again and again!
I wanted to add some color and decoration to the inside to make it a little more special, so I layered some colored cardstock (same colors from the front of the card) and trimmed one of the strips with a border punch. I cut and Easter Egg from A Child's Year and created a shadow for it with the Gyspy by just sizing up to the size I thought looked perfect. I typed my sentiment on the computer and adhered all the pieces inside the card!
As I assembled the card, I inked the edges of almost everything to help it stand out
a little bit more.
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