Monday, January 2, 2012

Just For Fun....Let's Play!

My friend, Suzanne, got a Cricut Expression for Christmas.  She came to my house and we "played in the craft room" and she made five adorable cards.

In celebration of her recent purchase, I made her the card above.  The recipe is as follows:

Yellow card is from Michaels...pack of A6 size cards purchased on sale for 99 cents
Background mat from DCWV Pet Stack cut at 4.5 by 6.0 and layered on top of card
Green strip resembling grass cut at 1 by 6 and torn at top, then inked with green chalk ink and adhered to bottom of card

Create A Critter Cartridge:

Doghouse from page 35 cut at 3 3/4 inches
Terrier from page 34 cut at 2 1/4 inches
Dogfood bowl at 1 1/2 inches, "food" embossed with Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder
Grass next to doghouse from page 44 (shift key accessory) cut at 1/2 inch (cut five of them)
Grass in front of doghouse from page 45 (shift key accessory) cut at 3/4 inch (cut two of them and popped up on foam tape)
Phrase "Let's Play" from page 40 cut at 1 1/2 inches

All solid colored papers are from Recollections

The envelope is an A6 size envelope made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Sentiment Woof! from Cardztv Barks and Bones stamp set and stamped on the heart on the doghouse

I hope I did not forget anything, Suzanne!  You can copy and paste this and look at your card to help you learn.  I also spent many hours on Youtube watching Mary (Cardztv), Robyn (MyPinkStamper....she is robynstamps on YT) and Pausedreamenjoy (Janis) who is northrose42 on Youtube.

After reviewing this post, I realize how easy it is going to be for me to purchase Suzanne's birthday gift which is in May.

Let the fun begin!

Suzanne, let the fun begin!


  1. Cute cute! Cool that your friend has one too! Always fun creating with friends!

  2. Fantastic card!! I bet Suzanne loves it!! :)

  3. Great card! I love all the colors you used. I bet you and your friend had a blast playing with her new Christmas present...

  4. He's so cute. Love all the details on this card. Enjoy "playing" with your friend.

  5. This is just precious! I love the bright colors with the brown background and all the edging and details. Great job! :)

  6. sounds like a nice play date! :)
    Adorable card, love the happy colors!
    hugs & blessings


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