Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birthday Present Card

Gosh how time flies..when you are a crafter! It's already time again for...

This week I got to make any kind of card for My Cricut Craft Room. The possibilities are endless, but I was in need of a birthday card. So needless to say, I made one!

This card was made using the Celebrations Cricut cartridge. I simply chose the present key with the "card" function, hit "fit to page" (which ended up being 7 1/4") and WHOLAH! I had a present shaped card! Now I know I have expressed a few time to others that I never think to make a shaped card..so I finally decided to just do it! OMG! SO much fun!

And of course I cannot just leave it how it is, I have to alter it and make it my own! So I cut off the bow, leaving a short stub and added my own wire ribbon bow to it. I also added the star stud to the center to hold all of the ribbon together.  I attached the ribbon to the stub with Hot Glue.

I also cut off the "lid" and glued two of the three edges of the card "box" together to make...A Pocket!

To make the lid..I cut a piece of card stock and layered it to be used for the inside of the card. I then glued each side of the "lid" and laid my inside piece on one side, then laid the top part of the lid on top of that..pressed..and sealed it all together! BAM!  Now when I pull off the lid, the inside card comes out with it!

I used the Don Juan Cricut cartridge for the 30, on the inside of the card. I also used my EK Success edge punch (I cannot live without this punch!) to make the little swirls.

I cant believe my little cousin is turning 30! AHHH! She is crafty also and dabbles with the Cricut, so I cannot wait to give this to her!

I added a pair of lips and quote also from the Don Juan cartridge to stick into the gift as well..just to add a lil summin summin :)

I hope you are insired by my project and make one for yourself. I would love to see it if you do!

Be sure to check out the other amazing projects from some of the other design team members at


  1. This is a super super cute card! I love the way you made it your own! I am so sorry it was not posted on the MCCR site! It deserves to be seen!
    So sorry!
    MCCR DT sis

  2. Very cool card! Love the colors. I'm sure ur cousin will love it. Tfs
    MCCR DT, Lisa ch

  3. This is a stunning card! The colors, the interaction so much fun. Great job on this project Amy.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  4. What an adorable card, Amy! Love the colors and the little arrangement you made, too! How cute and fun! Sorry your link wasn't posted on MCCR!


  5. wonderful card! I love it! I never think to use the card function, so glad you reminded me!! TFS Janet Royer MCCR-DT

  6. Great card!! a very fun idea. I haven't seen any of you projects, but they're all awesome. I don't see a place to follow you...did I miss it somewhere?

  7. Amy this is awesome! I love how you altered the card to make a pocket slider.Fabulous instructions. TFS, Mary M
    MCCR DT Sis

  8. Great projects. You did an awesome job!
    MCCR DT Shelley

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  10. this is stunning card...love the color and the little arrangement you made..thanks you share it as i might need it when design Gift Card envelopes.

  11. I haven't seen any of you projects, but they're all awesome. I don't see a place to follow you...did I miss it somewhere?You did an awesome job!
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