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Just Another Birthday Card

This time it is our son’s birthday! Elephants are his favorite so we had to do something with that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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Dino Birthday Card

It was our sweet granddaughter’s birthday this month and she loves dinos! So we decided to make a shaped card for her!

Here are the elements that we cut from Cricut.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the inside of the base.

 

 

 

 

Some people do the shape just on the front side of the card but we like it shape on both front and back.

We wanted it to say Happy Birthday but weren’t sure how to make it fit! We did not want to hand write it! So here are the elements of that before they were put together. We found that the cutting small things out of thin paper results in tears and tears! But there is a cheap solution! We have been using clear contact paper. It is sometimes tricky to peel that off after it is cut but sure saves paper and since the thinner paper is usually you designs and a little more expensive, it is well worth the contact paper!

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is put together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the finished card! We used the shiny glossy stuff on a few spots, just for fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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90th Birthday Card for a Co-worker’s Neighbor

This is Steve.  I like to make cards too.

Last year, I reached out to co-workers at work to send my father a birthday card.  I waited too long to ask.  It was his 99th birthday.  He received about 35 birthday cards.  Never in his life had he received so many birthday cards.

Last month a co-worker reached out for a neighbor who is turning 90 this upcoming weekend.  I wanted to try something new so I found a new design on the internet.

This is a simple cart.  It is a bi-fold card.  with a couple of layers on the front.

Laying flat it looks like this.

Here you see how the front is angled.

 

 

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Steve

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Happy Birthday Popup Card

This is Steve.

I wanted to make my dad a birthday card.  I didn’t want to use a normal card.  I thought of a popup card.  I looked at the box popup that we have used before.  So I went searching on the internet for something.

I found a pop up balloon card that looked simple. 

Instructions can be found here http://paperproud.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-3d- pop-up-balloon-card.html

I love to have the Cricut cut and score so I put in the design into Cricut and found some paper.  My handwriting is bad, so I had Cricut Write the big message.

Now you need to fold on the score lines, so you will have a base for the popups to set in.

Top view

Side view, the base of the popups set here in the middle.

Then you can decorate the front

And make the popups.  Use plastic acetate strips so they are see through.  You can use plastic from trays you might get rolls or vegetables in.  Just trying to be frugal.

This is what it looks like from the top

The decoration ideas came from Lu.  She is the creative one.  I had a lot of emotion in making this one.  It is his 99th birthday.

Thanks

Steve

 

I love when Steve finds an idea he wants to do! This one was pretty simple for him! We all remember the ZigZag village from a few years back!!!

Lu

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Birthday Boy!!!

This week, 22 years ago, one of the best crafts I ever made arrived! Today our son turns 22. And this is the first time in 22 years that we haven’t been able to be with him on his birthday. Sometimes, even when you know you are in the right place, it is hard to be there!!

There seems to be a lot going on in my little world this week. Steve made a casual statement in a craft store check out line and now the craft store wants me to be a teacher and someone else wants private lessons!! They think I am an expert!! lol lol lol I’m not an expert and their machines are brand new and mine is ..the first one out! So this week has been spent in finding out if I felt like I could help them. It has stretched me a little and I am no way going to be an “expert” but I think I can help them.

So no pictures this week, sorry. But hopefully something fantastic next week!

Lu

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