Saturday, August 14, 2010

Teen Boy Birthday Card



My little boy is turning 15 on Monday AND having his first day of high school! I had fun making this card for him, and I think he's going to like it. I used the Dude! Cricut Lite cartridge for "Extreme" (cut at 2") and the skateboarder (cut at 3"). The number "15" is cut at 2" from Feeling Groovy and the circles beneath it are cut at 1 3/4" and 2" (read dial size ON) from Mini Monograms.

I had lots of trouble cutting the skateboarder using my Gypsy, since you can't really adjust the speed. The paper kept tearing. Part of the problem may have been that I was using Papertrey Ink cardstock, which usually cuts great, but I sometimes have trouble using it for intricate cuts. I switched to using my Cricut the old-fashioned way and using Core'dinations paper, and it worked perfectly!

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

5 1/2" x 11" Kraft cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
5 1/4" x 5 1/4" Vintage Cream Cardstock
Core'dinations paper for all cuts
Rustic Jute Twine
Chai Ink
Cuttlebug Bricks Embossing Folder