Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Moo-ther's Day!

I just couldn't resist making this card for my dear friend, Leslie. She and I have been friends since high school. (Don't worry, Les. I won't tell them how many years ago that was!) As soon as I got the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge, I knew that I had to make this for Mother's Day.

I began with a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base, and I cut a piece of patterned cardstock from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies matstack to 4" x 5 1/4". Then I cut out a grass border with an extended border die from Sizzix for the grass. Next, I tied a piece of double-sided ribbon (from May Arts, I think) around the patterned cardstock and tied a knot. (In an upcoming post/video, I'll show you the bowmaker I "created" to make adorable bows for cards.)

Now it was time for the FUN. I cut this sweet little cow at 2 1/4". All of the layers were cut at the same side, but here's a tip for you. There is a little mix-up on the CAC cartridge. The layers for the cow are reversed. Layer 1 is Layer 2, and vice versa. I wrote a little note in my manual and adjusted the colors for the cow accordingly. Since Leslie prefers brown cows, I used light brown and dark brown for the body and pink for the face (and udders, of course). As a final touch for the cow, I added a metal flower and a baby button from my stash. I cut out the word bubble, which is also on the cartridge, at (I think) 1", and I used my printer to print the greeting.

To get the greeting centered, I cut out the word bubble first. Then I printed the greeting on scrap printer paper. I held it up to the light and layered the word bubble on top of the printer paper, adhering it with temporary adhesive. Then I ran the whole thing through the printer again and removed the printed-on word bubble. This is a great way to create your own sayings if you don't have a stamp or Cricut greeting that works for you. A tiny flower and some Stickles glitter glue, some foam tape to pop up the cow, and I was done.

Well, that's it for now. I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day with your families. And, as always: Remember to be your own crafty self.

11 comments:

Michellena317 said...

What an adorable cow! I love cows...not sure why, just do!

Scrapjanny said...

Thank you, Michellena! It was so nice of you to stop by and comment. My friend loves cows too, and she's not sure why either. :)

inkpaperstamps said...

Oh my goodness, this is so much fun! Bet she loved it!

Holly aka Toy said...

That just makes me smile!

Scrapjanny said...

Thank you, ladies!

Tanya said...

This is precious!!!

Southern Moments said...

hahha What an adorable card!

tania said...

That is so cute! I'll be following your blog from now on!

Scrapjanny said...

Thanks, Tania, and thank you for following my blog.

Meg said...

Ha, she is just adorable! I love the little flower by her ear-the perfect girl touch!

Scrapjanny said...

Thanks, Meg!