Peanut Butter & Jelly Designs by Michelle
Welcome to my first ever Design Team Blog Post. When Karel chose me to be apart of her team
I was so happy because I had never done anything like this before. I am just thrilled to be able
to be apart of something with soooo many very talented ladies. I hope that if you aren’t already a follower of mine that if I inspire you. You will become a follower and visit me from time to time. I’d love to have you.
So I hope that you’ve been enjoying yourself during Karel’s month long 55th Birthday Bash.
In honor of her Birthday celebration Karel has asked everyone to design something Birthday related. So for my project. It just so happens that February happens to be a very busy birthday month for me. My sons Birthday falls on the 2nd of February. This year was a milestone birthday for him. He has turned the big, “1-6” Yes he has turned 16. I can hardly believe it. In honor of his 16th birthday I made him a car shaped card in his favorite color, red.
For this card I used both, my Cricut Expression and my Gypsy. I use them all the time when I’m making my cards. If your not already familiar with what I’m doing this year. In honor of us purchasing our new home and me getting my very own craft room. I’m using up many of the crafting supplies that I just had to have over the years. ( That happens to be one of my 2011 Goals )--- I’m doing very well at sticking to it. Yeah Me!!!
Red, Grey, Black and White Cardstock - all of these were actually made from scraps that I have acquired from my card making.
Clear Craft Plastic
Black 3-D Glaze Pens-Sukara (I love these 3 dimensional pens!!!)
White Singo Pen (also heart this bad boy!!!)
Martha Stewart Score Board and Bone Folder
Elmer’s Double -Sided Permanent Tape
Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge (one of my new favs!!!)
Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge
My Directions for my Son’s 16th Birthday Card
This card is really simple to make and there really isn’t that many steps to putting it together once you get it all cut out.
1. The Car Shaped Card came from the Smiley Cards Cartridge. The car was done at a height of 4.51’’ and a width of 5.00’’. I kept one image as it was on the cartridge, with the exception of the eyes. I thought that the eyes would have made this a little bit to young. To cut the back of the car out . I used the Shift Layers 2 to cut out the back of the card then, I used the Weld button on my Gypsy and I welded the “front of the card to the back of the card.” Then I cut two of those out. 1 in the RED cardstock and then 1 in the CLEAR CRAFT PLASTIC. I used my double sided Elmer’s permanent tape to attach the Red car to the Clear Plastic to give the impression of the window being there. (Don’t worry we will cover that up later.)
2. I know I could have used my cricut to cut this out but it was easier to just trace out the steering wheel and the tires in the black cardstock. Then I used my Elmer’s permanent double -sided tape to attach everything.
3.Then I used the grey cardstock and I cut out the bumpers one for the front of the card and one for the back. They were cut shift, Layers 1.
4. For the headlights I used the white cardstock and I used the Layers 2 key. They were cut at a height of 3.95’’ by 2.06’’ wide
5. For the HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY I used the Font from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. I really like how that looked. The letters were all cut at Height 0.40 by 0.36’’ then I used the Gypsy’s weld feature to weld them all together.
6. I happen to just love the envelopes that are featured on the Christmas Cards Cartridge. The one I chose was the envelope was cut at a height of 5.03’’ by a width of 11.19’’ I also used my Elmer’s double sided permanent tape to hold the envelope all together. It works great for that.
7. HA-P B-DAY was cut from the Smiley Cards Cartridge I used the Phrase no shift keys. It was cut at a size of a height of 1.00’’ by a width of 1.67’’
8. For the inside sentimental area. I used the Smiley Cards Cartridge I used the Card/ Type Face Key and I cut that out at a size of 1.48’’ by a width of 8.09’’. It fit nicely in the space on the inside of the car card for me to write in. I cut it out in White cardstock that I had left over from another project.
9. My son’s name was cut out in left over black cardstock that I had left over from another project also. The letters were cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge at 1’’ Then I just arranged them how they would fit with the HA-P B-DAY I used one of my silver glitter pens to dress up the letters.
10. On the back of the card. I took the tires and I used my Black 3-D Glaze Sukara Pen to add some tread to the tires.
11. And because my son is the world’s hugest Jeff Hardy Fan in the world I did my take on his symbol on the tire cover. Just to make it personalized for him.
That is my project for today. I hope that you enjoyed it. I wanted to Thank you for stopping by and for supporting me. I really appreciate it. Since the begining of the year is a busy time for Birthdays in my family I'm going to post some of the other cards that I've done also.