Friday, September 24, 2010

Boys Birthday Card

A friend from work asked me if I could make a card for her to give to her nephew who is turning 11 in a week. Other than the fact that he likes blue I knew nothing about it so making this card was a little harder than I thought it would be. I finally settled on a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card. I stared with a white card base and added a blue mat that was cut at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". I embossed the top half of the blue mat with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder then added a strip of patterned paper cut at 4 1/8'' X 2 1/2". I add a piece of self adhesive orange twill ribbon where the two papers met to give it a more finished look. The tennis shoe I got from the Paisley cartridge. I cut the shoe and its layers at 2 1/2". The shoe comes with two little hearts that I didn't cut since this was for a boy. Instead I cut a small black start from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I added some black faux stitching to the white circle with the star. I pop dotted the shoe to the card. This image on Paisley actually cuts two shoes but I only used one. I added small triangles of the patterned paper to each upper corner of the blue mat just for some additional color and to tie the card together. I hope she likes the card.


  1. I am new to your blog (found the link via the Cricut mb). I wanted to give you a huge THANKS for this card idea. My son loves the Converse AllStars. He owns 6 pairs. I have wanted to scrap a page on them and now I know how to do the shoe. Plus, I already own the carts needed. Thanks!!

    ~ Carrie