Male Birthday Card

Welcome to Sentimental Saturday with Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker. Today I have a male birthday card to share.


This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ card. All cardstock used is Recollections. The black layer on the front is 5 3/8 x 4 1/8″ and the blue layer is 5 1/4 x 4″. I used the Everyday Paper Doll Cricut cartridge to cut the motorcycle at 3″, the large clouds at 2″ , the small cloud at 1 3/4″ and the road at 5″ wide. The grass behind the motorcycle was cut at 5″ wide using the Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cartridge.  The blue layers and all cuts were inked using the CTMH Grey Wool Exclusive Ink pad. I also added yellow buttons (3 Birds Cute As A Button kit) to the center of the tires. The sentiment is from the CTMH Card Chatter – Birthday stamp set, and was stamped using CTMH Archival Black Exclusive Ink pad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Express 2 Anniversary Edition

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Everyday Paper Dolls, Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, CTMH Exclusive Ink, CTMH Stamps, 3 Birds buttons

Miss You

Good Morning Everyone!

This is my first post as a DT member for CricutDIVA and I’m very excited to be a part of the team!

My project for you today is actually an over-sized card that I created for one of my Aikido students. She broke her leg while riding her scooter and will not be able to train for at least 6 weeks. She comes every week to watch while her sister trains with the rest of the class. We are definitely missing her on the mat and so I created this card for her that all of the students will sign to let her know.

Let me show you a couple of pictures:



This card measures 9 1/2″ x 12″. I wanted to make it big enough so that the other students had room to write in it for her. I used two Cricut cartridges to make this card: Everyday Paper Dolls and Art Philosophy. To make a card this large, I cut 2 pieces of 12 x 12 White Daisy cardstock:  one at 9 1/2 x 12 and the second one at 10 x 12. I then scored the larger piece at 1/2″ and folded it over and adhered it to the first piece on the inside of the card using Scor-Pal double-sided tape. That adhesive really sticks well so I know the card will definitely hold up to 20 children signing it!

The first layer of the card is Lagoon cardstock cut at 9 1/4 x 11 3/4. The second layer came from a paper pack called Claire from Close to My Heart and was cut at 7 x 11 1/2 using the Fit to Length key on the Cricut Expression. The image was on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It can be found on page 54, D4, < Rctngle2 >.

The girl figure and the martial arts uniform were cut using the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. The “gi” or uniform is actually the bathrobe and belt on page 39 and the pants on page 40. The girl’s hair was on page 35. All were cut at 10 1/2″.

For the letters on the side of the card I used Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet. This is a chipboard alphabet set that has a houndstooth resist pattern that shows through when you ink it. The letters were inked using Lagoon and Sunset ink.

On the inside of the card, I used lettering from the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet which are adhesive-backed letters. The sentiment reads “WE MISS YOU ON THE MAT”.

I had a lot of fun making this card and hope that it cheers Tate up!!  Please stop by my blog at Love 2 Create to see this and other projects I have made, just click here.

If you would like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart products that I used, please click here.

Designed by:  Lucy Kelleher

Cricut Machines & Tools Used:  Cricut Expression

Cricut Cartridges Used:  Art Philosophy, Everyday Paper Dolls

Other Supplies Used:  Claire paper pack – Lagoon/Champagne/Buttercup/White Daisy/Saddle and Lagoon cardstock – Keyboard Kraft Alphabet – Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet – Lagoon and Sunset Inks (All from Close to My Heart)