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.