HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s 2013, and we get a fresh new start! I sure have missed blogging regularly, so I’d like to get back to tending to my blog and sharing news posts with you. I hope this will be the first of many new things I will share with you this year.
What better card is there to share with you today than a baby card, when the year 2013 is a newborn baby?
Last year, a friend of mine gave birth to her third baby boy and I wanted to welcome him with this cute card. I had recently purchased the Create a Critter cartridge for my Cricut Expression and wanted to use it for something adorable. I just love this cartridge! All of the critters you can create are very cute, and they’re very easy to layer – much more so than some of Cricut’s other cartridge images. Gluing tiny eyelashes and smiles are a thing of the past with this cartridge – those small parts show through the layered paper instead.
Here is the little monkey card I made. I can’t recall if she had a jungle theme, or if I just wanted to use this sweet little monkey:
I also used the Opposites Attract cartridge for the name “Eli” and the patterned paper is from a stack of DCWV called “Nana’s Kids.” After building the little fella, I inked the edges with a Close to My Heart brand chocolate-colored ink pad to make him look a little more dimensional. One of my favorite elements of making a card is using dimensional foam adhesive to pop things off the page, and that’s what I did once again in this card.
Thanks for reading my blog, and enjoy your brand New Year! I wish you lots of joy, laughter, creative ideas, prosperity and blessings for 2013.Pin It