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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Birthday Card & Gift Bag

I must say a special thank you to all my visitors!  I love reading all the comments.  They do make me feel good.   I have finally gotten to all the blogs on the "We pledge to leave comments" thread on the Cricut Forum.  Now to start at the top again.  This has been so much fun.

 My husband's birthday was on the 7th but he is working out of town until Tuesday.   At least this gave me time to get his card made and a bag to put his gift in.  Of course, he told us not to get him anything but how could we not?  Our remote for the TV has a worn out on/off button and you know that would never do for a man!!!  My daughter and her husband went out and bought a new remote.  This is a do everything kind of remote.  It handles all the components and even tells you how to do something if you don't know how.  My son-in-law had to program it with a computer!!  Anyway my husband's gift will benefit us all.  It was a need to buy kind of thing. 

I made the card using the Wrap It Up cartridge.  I cut the car at 3 inches high and 5 inches wide ( if that makes sense).  I made all the layers using my Gypsy to size.  I cut the base out once at 5 1/2 by 8 1/4 and again at 5  by 7 3/4 .  The second base was cut in half and used to layer.  I then made another layer in blue and embossed it with the birthday embossing folder.  I added embossing to the layers of the cards using the swiss dots folder, added glossy accents to the tires, and some of the other layers to make them stand out better.  It's not easy making a card for a man without flowers and such.  I added a tag embossed with Happy Birthday, a few brads and a little string for a bow.  (I couldn't resist a bow).   I cut some plain cardstock and a piece of printed cardstock to layer inside and used a rub on for the message.  I inked all the edges, put it together and it was done.  I am quite pleased with the result.  I have a cut file if you want it, let me know and I can email it to you. 

The bag was made using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge.  I made the bag as large as I could on a 12 X 24 mat.  It turned out to be just the right size thanks to my Gypsy.    I cut it out with white card stock, then used Weathered Wood Distressed Ink, pretty well inked the whole bag.  I then put on several birthday, hello, hi stamps on an acrylic block and stamped all over the bag.  Threaded  a ribbon through the holes, tied a bow and the bag was complete.  Hope you like it. 


  1. These are both great! I was thinking of what great things to say about your card when you blew me away with that cute bag! So great job all around!

  2. I LOVE how that card turned out and the bag looks wonderful! I'm sure your hubby will love it! :O)

  3. wow your card is beautiful your hubby will love it and you did a great job on the bag als! I'm now a follower of your blog also :o)

  4. really a beautiful card! wow! visiting you from the circle blog. I hope you check out my blog as well.


  5. Wow! Love your card, all the details are fabulous.

    Gift bag is great too!


  6. Great job!!! I love the card!!

  7. Love this card!!!!!

    I have an award on my blog please come see and claim it!