Monday, December 27, 2010

Speedy Recovery

I wanted to make another card for my dad during his recovery from heart surgery (which was today and went well).  I had seen a card by All Scrapped Out during a challenge that was my inspiration.  Her card was very pretty and feminine.  I needed to make mine more manly since it was for my dad.  My intention was to use some of my scraps, but I just wasn't finding any color combos I liked in my scraps today.  This project just took way longer than it should have.  Here's what I ended up with:

The turtle is from Create a Critter.  His shoes are from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I used my Gypsy to make them the right size for the turtle.  The circles for the sentiment are from Graphically Speaking.

In addition to my inspiration from All Scrapped Out, I should thank Split Coast Stampers for giving the dimensions for a horizontal pedestal card.  The one measurement they didn't give is for the little card that gives the design something to rest against so the card doesn't close.  I made mine 2.5 x 5.25 inches.  I would also like to thank Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog for their clever idea on how to print on die cuts rather than using the Center Point feature on the Cricut.  (I've had my Cricut for a year and still haven't used that feature yet!)

This card will be entered in:
Flaunt it Friday challenge #4--using the turtle from Create a Critter
Paper Issues "New" challenge--Create a Critter is a new cart for me, and dad's got a new heart valve


  1. Awww what a cute card.

  2. This card is so cute. I love the little sneakers. :) Super cute.

  3. Love your card! Your turtle is just too cute...
    Just became a follower..Would Love it if you decided to follow me.
    Check out my blog to see my project.

  4. Love the sentiment with the turtle Super CUTE!!!!

  5. Punny! Thanks for playing at FIF! :) Janis

  6. What a cute card! I love his little shoes and the sentiment is awesome!
    Thanks for flaunting it at FIF.

  7. THis is adorable! Love his eyes! Thanks for joining us at FIF! Have an awesome day!

  8. great card! Happy New Year! Dina

  9. Im glad your dad is doing well! This card will definately cheer him up. It's adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Flaunt it Fridays!

  10. I love your card. I hope your father has a speedy recovery.

  11. very cute card! I know that he loved! thank you for following me, I'm now a follower of yours! happy new year!
    liz :o)

  12. I have had my Cricut forever too and I still don't know how to use it!!! I should learn. I just push buttons until it goes. This card is fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! We hope to see you for the Valentine's Day Party!