Monday, January 21, 2013

7 Year Old Birthday Card


My nephew turned 7 over the weekend, and I love making birthday cards for the kids that incorporate their ages!  The Cricut Birthday Bash has some fun cuts for that, and you can mix and match the animals and the numbers.  For example, this snake cut was originally with an eight.

I also used my Gypsy to make the window in my card.  I knew I wanted to use the My Creative Time Stitched Postage Frame Die, so I measured the inside opening and recreated it with a rectangle from Don Juan, which I tilted a bit.  I then created another rectangle for my card base.  After cutting that, I resized the larger rectangle two more times to create the blue and the patterned layers.  All of the adorable patterned paper on this card is from Echo Park's Scoot, which you can find at Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.


I cut my cute snake at 4.5", and the number seven at 3".  I used all of the snake's layers except for the eyes, which I replaced with some Imaginisce Glam Rocks.


The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, and it's stamped on a banner made with PTI's Double-Ended Banners Die.


To make the inside of my card cute, I took all of the snake cuts and flipped them sideways so that I could make the snake double-sided.  I also cut the Stitched Postage Frame Die again and adhered it down before making the snake slither through the window.

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14 comments:

char52 said...

Always so much creative detail in everything you make!

Cathryn said...

I love this Katie, and I NEED to copy it if you don't mind! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

snappy scrappy said...

So cute...love how you did the inside! Lee-Ann :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So cute Katie.. you always amaze me. hugs from ukiah

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Your card is adorable Katie!!!! What a cool idea incorporating the window and using the mct die as a frame.

Ruthie :)

Lori said...

You always have such cute ideas. Always look forward to seeing what you make.
Lori

Diana said...

Your card is adorable! Thanks for sharing your talent w/us!

Cindy said...

SUPER looking birthday card Katie!it is just TOO CUTE my friend:)

Candice S said...

Super fun card! I adore all the detail your projects have & that is the happiest looking snake I've ever seen:)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh my goodness katie! this is just too stinkin' cute!!!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Well you know I ADORE this card!!! Just ADORE that little snake and how you used Ema's MCT frame around him!! Kids TOTALLY LOVE seeing the number they are turning on birthday cards! Then you did the inside ~ so CUTE too! I bet he adored this card! What perfect aper for a boys card too! Awesome creation as always!

Miranda said...

Super Cute!
Miranda :)
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Linda Kaiser said...

Adorable!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Such a cute card and clever how you put him in a window frame! Great idea and wonderful job! I bet the family always looks forward to a card from you.
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