Cricut Friday: Milestone Birthday Card #4
My sister-in-law’s mother just celebrated her 88th birthday. A card was definitely in order to commemorate this special birthday. You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:
- Cricut machine
- Cricut Folk Art Festival cartridge
- Cuttlebug machine
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Envelope Punch Board
Fold the raspberry cardstock so it is a finished size of 4″x 4″ and cut the pale pink cardstock to 3.75″x 3.75″. Cut all of the pieces for the 88 at 2″. Adhere the layers of the 88 together. Run the pale pink cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss. Adhere the 88 to the embossed cardstock. Following the instructions on the Envelope Punch Board, cut the pale pink cardstock to the appropriate size to create a 4″x 4″ envelope.
In the Japanese culture, 88 is a milestone year and is part of a long tradition of celebrating longevity. The character for rice, which symbolizes wealth, nutrition and other wholesome things can be broken down to its basic components and rearranged as 88. Fascinating and what a wonderful tradition!