April 22, 2010

More Critters from Create-A-Critter

This is my "boy" doggie birthday card. This is the dog from Create-a-Critter and the hat is from Celebrations. I have had a few of you ask me how I make the cards and get them to line up. I use my Gypsy to I weld the shadowed images together- I line them up on the center lines- one reverse image and normal image so that they slightly overlap. I then weld them together and group the two images together so that I can move them around the page together. If I want to add another shape I will weld that shadow to the base as well (i.e. the birthday hat). I then continue to cut out the original shapes and layers and use pop dots to adhere them to the page. I also use Fabri-tac to make the card more sturdy and I also cut a blackout image to line the inside so that the back of the card does not feel so flimsy. Some of you have asked me to make videos of how I do these. I do not know how to do this but my DD has a flip video camera that she has just offered to let me use- with her help of course. So maybe you will see a video or two in the future. :)

I made this card because it made me think of my youngest DD- I always tell her that she is my sunshine. I used the card shape from Wild Cards, the sun is from Create-a-Critter- which I welded to the card, and "You are My Sunshine" is from Just Because Cards. I also used my Studio G flock. I am so much fun using the flock... the instructions say to use a glue pad but I have just been covering whatever I want to use the flock on with my Zig pen, then covering with the flock and press it onto the shape, let it dry and then shake off and return the excess to the jar. I have to say a little bit of flock goes a loooong way.

I have to say that this cartridge has completely made me want to create again. I just love ALL of the images and really was hoping that a new baby cartridge would come out and this fits the bill for me. What I enjoy the most is making more kid/ baby themed projects and am considering selling some of them on Etsy. I have a bunch of stuff that I made that have not given away that I should do something with... why not sell them?

Here is the "girl" doggie birthday card. DD insists that I make a girl and boy image of each Critter. I also used Kraft paper for the strip down the nose and the white flock to make it feel fuzzy.
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  1. These are adorable! You should sell them, I think people would be happy to buy these..they are soo cute! tfs!

  2. Wow, you sure have been busy. keep them coming. They are great.

  3. LOVE the dog cards! They are soooo cute! :-)

  4. love them! the face of the dog is so cute!

  5. Oh my goodness...I am LOVING your CREATE A CRITTER cards....so stinkin cute!!! I just ordered this cart on monday and cant wait to play with it!!!

    GREAT job!!!

  6. Really cute. My girlfriend said she loves this cart but thought it might be more for boys, she has girls. I told her about your recent cards and she's decided to go for it! Yay me, now I get to share it.

  7. LOVE your critter cards! I hope you decide to use the Flip-we have a Gypsy too and it would be great to see how you create your cards.
    Thanks for using our Fabri Tac adhesive and giving us a shout out. I would love to show off your card on our Facebook wall-can I?
    -Karen from Beacon Adhesives

  8. The cards are great and I would love to see a tutorial video!! I was wondering, how do you determine what size to cut the separate pieces to layer on top of the welded card? I hope the question makes sense. :)

    i.e. the cute birthday hat.

    I have a Gypsy, but I am still a newbie. Thanks for any pointers!

  9. Karen-
    Thanks so much! I really do love the Fabri tac adhesive! I just had to buy myself one of those jumbo bottles- with no coupon. Gasp! LOL
    Sure you can post my card on your wall. I am very honored that you would want to.
    I am going to look for you all and add you on Facebook. :)

  10. OMG, these card are just too cute! I'm going to have to play with making some of these shaped cards over the weekend. Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. These cards are sooo adorable - you do wonderful work!!

    I'm not sure if you saw my previous comment - I awarded you a blogger award on my blog - http://scrappymel.blogspot.com.

    I wanted to recognize your work and share your blog with my followers. :)

  12. melanie-
    Thanks for the blog award! I will make sure to stop by and pick it up. I am just not too sure how to do it. LOL

  13. You are very welcome! :)

    The award asks you to list 10 things about yourself and then pass the award onto 10 blogs that you enjoy. I recieved it twice so on my 2nd post I only did 6 blogs. You can check out the post to see how I did it - here is a link to both posts, http://scrappymel.blogspot.com/search/label/beautiful%20blogger%20award.

    You can then add the picture to your side bar, just right-click on the photo of the award and save it to your computer. Then load it as a picture from your "customize" screen.

    If you have any problems let me know I will try to help. :)


  14. that dog card is incredibly cute

  15. That cartridge is the cutest!. You have done well with it!