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Crafty Today: Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Make a wish!

Make a wish!

These pop up box cards are all over Pinterest and I have been obsessed with them for about two years.  I will share my cheater way of creating these fabulous cards without using rubber stamps.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Jillibean Soup paper
  • Jillibean Pea Pod Parts
  • cardstock
  • scoring board
  • adhesive
  • foam dots and tape

Follow this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to create the box.  Add assorted pea pod parts to the flaps, straps and inside front of card using the foam tape and dots.  Add embellishment and sentiment to the back of the card.

You want to add the pod parts to the straps in ascending order so it doesn’t block the inside front of the card.  Also, having varying thicknesses of foam tape and dots gives you the flexibility to stack the pod parts and adds emphasis.  I used my favorite Cricut cartridge, Tiny Treasures, to create the 80 on the inside front of the card.  You also can make an envelope for this card using the Envelope Punch Board and choosing size 6×7.  This card has enormous wow factor so you should make it for that special person in your life that will truly appreciate it.  I created this card for my mother-in-law and she had it on view for weeks.  I hope you try it!

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #36

Remember, it is all about the frosting.

Remember, it is all about the frosting.

It was time to revisit this image and make it bigger and more current with today’s cupcake trends.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut/Creative Memories Tiny Treasures cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • adhesive

Fold the pink cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut the cupcake at 4.5″..  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the cupcake to the embossed cardstock.

The addition of the glittered cherry and metallic frosting adds the glitz factor needed to make this one trendy cupcake.  My co-worker was the recipient of this birthday card and she loved it.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Robot Birthday Card #4

The perfect pet!

The perfect pet!

Another robot birthday card for my robot-loving nephew.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Robotz cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock adhesive
  • googly eyes

Fold the blue cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut all of the pieces for the robot at 5″. Adhere all of the pieces of the robot together. Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the robot to the embossed cardstock and googly eyes to the robot.

My nephew loves Legos.  He can’t get enough of them and he builds the kits in a matter of hours.  The Lego creations are proudly displayed in his room and hopefully, the robot cards I have created for him are alongside these masterpieces.

*Tina

Crafty Today: Birthday Card #35

A special birthday gift for you!

A special birthday gift for you!

Birthday gift imagery can be interpreted many ways.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Stampin’ Up bow punch
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • patterned paper
  • cardstock
  • adhesive

Fold the watermelon cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut out patterned paper rectangles using these dimensions:  2.75″ x 1.5″, 2.25″ x 1.5″ and 1.5″ x 1.5″ .  Punch out the pieces for the bow and put together.  Cut a strip of .25″ cardstock for the ribbon.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss. Adhere the paper rectangles, ribbon, and bow to the embossed cardstock .

Another scrap buster using supplies you have on hand, which is my favorite type of card.

*Tina

Crafty Today: Birthday Card #34

You are a star!

You are a star!

I was inspired by this card on Pinterest.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • star punch
  • happy birthday die
  • cardstock
  • adhesive
  • glue pen
  • foam dots

Fold the raspberry cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Punch 7 stars out of colored cardstock.  Cut out happy birthday using the die by running it through a Quickutz Revolution or Big Shot.  Adhere the stars using foam dots and happy birthday to the plain cardstock .

Another card with endless possibilities: switch out the stars for flowers or hearts, change the greeting, change the color way.  This card design will definitely go into my card gallery to be made again.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #33

Wish big!

Wish big!

This card on my Pinterest board provided the inspiration for the above card.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut Machine
  • Creative Memories/Cricut Tiny Treasures cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • ribbon
  • cardstock
  • adhesive

Fold the orange cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″, cut the gold cardstock to 5.25″x 4″ and cut the white cardstock to 5″ x 3.75. Cut the candles at 5.5″.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Tie the ribbon around the candles and adhere the candle bunch to the embossed cardstock.

I have used this candle imagery before and love the pattern variation.  This cartridge is no longer available, which is a crying shame.  It is by far one of my most used and favorite cartridges.  Cricut, please relaunch Tiny Treasures.  Pretty please!

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #32

Bring on the gifts!

Bring on the gifts!

I am constantly pinning card ideas to my board for birthday card inspiration.  This card came from the simple idea of gift imagery.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • square punch – 1.5″
  • cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • adhesive

Fold the cream cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the cream cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut bows from Create a Critter 2 at 2″ and punch 4 squares out of patterned paper.  Run the cream cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the bows to the gifts and the gifts to the embossed cardstock.

This card has endless possibilities for multiple versions and it is a scrap buster.  Love it!

*Tina

Crafty Today: Birthday Card #31

Love the geometry of this card!

Love the geometry in this card!

This card that I pinned provided inspiration for this birthday card for my brother.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Quickutz Revolution Tabletop die-cutting tool
  • Quickutz alphabet die
  • cardstock
  • adhesive

Fold the navy cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ with the fold at the top of the card.  Cut HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the white cardstock using the Quickutz alphabet die.   Cut 6 triangles of the same size.  Adhere the triangles to the card and then adhere the letters.

This card would be easy to replicate with different color combinations and you can use paper scraps.  Love that!

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #30

Paint Chip Birthday Card

Paint Chip Birthday Card

Pinterest is a constant source of inspiration.  I pinned this card a while ago and finally decided it was time to create my own version.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge
  • paint chips
  • gems
  • cardstock
  • adhesive
  • foam tape

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″.  Cut happy birthday from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge at 1.5″.  Trim the paint chips to varying widths.  Adhere the paint chips to the card.  Adhere happy birthday to the paint chip base with foam tape and finish with the gems.

*Tina

Crafty Today: Minion Birthday Card

Hey there!

Hey there!

No tutorial today, but a cute card to put a smile on your face.  I was commissioned to create a Minion birthday card for my co-worker’s godson.  How could I say no to that request?  I had this card pinned to my Just Cards Pinterest board and used it as my inspiration.  This card was exclusively created from scratch with no template.  A huge creative challenge for me, but one that I embrace.

*Tina

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