Monday, April 26, 2010

Scrapbook Design Team Entry

I recently made a card using Create a Critter from Cricut that can be found at
Supplies that I used were:
Create a Critter cartridge, Glue Glider Pro (also can be found at, pink, pale yellow, light blue, grass green, and black card stocks, pink printed paper and some ribbon.  

I began by cutting the base card using the bright pink card stock and making it 10 1/2" x 4 1/2" in size. I used a bone folder to score the card stock at 5 1/4".  Next I cut the pale yellow card stock so it measured 4 1/4" x 5".  Using my Create A Critter cartridge, I cut the layers for the  hippo at 2 3/4".  This cartridge is fantastic...the layering is so easy.  I began by cutting the hippo using the black card stock.  Next, I used the light blue and pushed the Layer 1 button on my Expression.  The third layer was made using the pink patterned paper and by pushing the Layer 2 button.  The last step in cutting the hippo was to cut the muzzle part using the Layer 3 button and cutting it from the bright pink card stock.  Using the Glue Glider Pro, I put together all the layers of the Hippo. The shapes went together so easy.  No more little pieces to try to glue down!!

While I still had my pink card stock and the pink patterned paper handy, I cut the words Hip Hip Hoaray at 1 1/2" using the Phrase button.  The water was cut @ 2 3/4" using the same light blue card stock that I previously used on the hippo.  The blades of grass were also cut @ 2 3/4".  (All of these cuts can be found on page 44 of the Create A Critter handbook).  Before adhering the light yellow card stock to the bright pink card base, I used the EK Success Bracket Punch to cut the top and to add some dimension.  I attached ribbon to the upper portion by taping the ribbon to the back side of the yellow card stock and again used my Glue Glider Pro to apply the finished piece to the card base.  I put the layers of the phrase Hip Hip Hoaray together by using my Zig 2 Way Chisel Tip Glue Pen
I love the Zig for smaller pieces.  They glue fast and stick great!  I also used the Zig Pen to attach the water and grass to the card.

I finished out the inside of the card by using another pale yellow piece of card stock and cutting the top with the border punch.  I printed the sentiment on white card stock that was slightly smaller than the yellow card stock. So the card says... (on outside) Hip Hip Hoaray... (inside) Jordy turns 2 today!!  Hugs and kisses and lots of Happy Birthday wishes!

I also used some Stickles (again you can find this at to add some sparkle and more texture to the card.  I added it to the little flower on the hippo and the water.  I added some accents too with my white Signo Uniball pen.

I finished my project by hand making the envelope using the same pink patterned paper that I used on the hippo.

Hope you enjoyed my card project.  Please leave me comments or questions...I'd love to hear from you!!


jrmoore231 said...

Loved this card!

jrmoore231 said...

loved this card

jrmoore231 said...

I love this card! Good job.

just2ducky said...

Oh so adorable. A baby pink hippo! What is there not to love? Thanks for sharing!