The answer is a really cool birthday card.
The Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge is what I used to make a birthday card for my nephew Ryan who is turning 13. I had to make something “cool” and not cute since he is now a teenager. His parents (my sister) got him a digital camera and I wanted to keep that theme for his card. So I looked at all my cricut cartridges and wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t have any of the cartridges that have an image of a camera. Guess I need to make another wish list.
So I looked though all of my rubber stamps and if you have followed my blog, you know that I have stamps. And I was in luck. I have a stamp of a camera from a company called scrapbookin’ stamps that is no longer in business.
So I stamped the camera on silver paper (his camera is silver) and used black pigment ink and clear embossing powder to set the ink.
Then I used a circle paper punch and I was in luck, it was the correct size to punch the lens out of the camera. I also punched a circle in the blue paper that I mounted the camera onto, and also the white card cover. I rounded the corners of the blue paper so they matched the rounded edges of the camera.
I then took out my Cricut Gypsy and looked though the cartridges and chose the Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge to cut out the letters and numbers for this card. I really like the Roly Poly feature for this. I used my Cricut Expression cutting machine to cut these out. After I cut out Ryan’s name and the numbers 13, I wanted to add just a little “bling” to them so I used a silver gelly pen and outlined them with dots. I think it turned out pretty cool.
Did I forget to tell you how much I love my new Cricut Gypsy!
I used my permanent adhesive glue glider to put Ryan’s name down then I used dimensional adhesive dots for the 13 because I wanted it to pop out of the camera. Remember, I cut the hole so that when he opens the card the 13 will be in the inside of the card also.
Wishing Ryan a Fantastic 13th Birthday ~ Wish we could be there to celebrate!
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!
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Thanks Crystal. As they say, “I love my Cricut”!
You have a lot of great ideas for the cricut