Saturday, May 12, 2012

Puff the Magic Dragon

My mom has always been a fan of Peter, Paul, and Mary, so when I saw that Peter Yarrow was coming to town in May, I knew what to get her for Mother's Day.  I e-mailed the woman in charge about getting tickets and mentioned that they were going to be for Mother's Day.  Imagine my surprise when she e-mailed back inviting us to meet Peter at a restaurant afterwards!

Ever since this came up, I've had the song Puff the Magic Dragon in my head and I wanted to make a card with Puff on it.  Unfortunately, there are not many dragons on the Cricut carts.  There is one on a Paper Dolls cart, but it has no layers.  I decided to use a dinosaur from Create a Critter and attempt to make him look dragon-like.  I cut out a bat from the Holiday Cakes cartridge and cut it in half to make wings.  I cut out some ears and a little spike for the tip of his tail by hand.  I think it worked pretty well, except I'm not completely happy with his face (which I used my Cricut markers on.)  I think she'll get the idea though :)  Because of the musical theme, I ran the white background through the Cuttlebug Allegro folder.  The sentiment was printed from my computer.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps--sketch challenge #17
Cricut Cardz Challenge--#107 "There's no other like my mother."
More than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #70: Mother's Day
Really Reasonable Ribbon--#47 Mother's Day
Dilo en espaƱol--All about moms
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog--#110 Mother's Day
Scrapalicious--Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown--#97 Mother's Day

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Manly" confirmation card

My cousin's son is getting confirmed tomorrow, so I had the challenge of making a "manly" religious card.  I used a couple of challenges as inspiration.  I also tried to use one of my more "manly" Cuttlebug folders--Diamonds in the Rough.  The cross is from Indie Art.  Here is what I ended up with:

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas--sketch challenge
Totally Papercrafts challenge 115--white on white
Cute Card Thursday challenge 215--one for the boys

"Green" cards

I had an old calendar with photos too gorgeous to throw out, so I decided to cut it up and make some cards with it.  I used my the cutting plate from my Cuttlebug Everyday Greetings set to cut out an assortment of words from scrap paper.  On a the cards where the photo I cut from the calendar wasn't quite large enough, I added some Cuttlebug embossed paper.
Here are a few of the cards:

These cards will be entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog--use a recycled item
The Cuttlebug Spot--flowers