Welcome to day 16 of Cooking With Cricut's "Every Day in May Blog-Aversary!" Cooking With Cricut is having a month long Blog-Aversary Cele"bear"ation with postings and giveaways every day during the month of May - and each and every day there will be some kind of celebration posted! So make sure you hop on over and check out the fun!
I am honored to be the guest designer today and today I am celebrating my baby brother's birthday. Anybody else out there have a tough time creating a masculine birthday card for an adult? I know I do. My little brother turned 29 this past Saturday. He is forever giving me a hard time about being sooooo old -- I'm 17 years older than he -- so I decided it was time for a little sisterly "pay back." Most of the cartridges I own are a bit "girly" or geared towards little kids, not big kids like my brother. So coming up with something appropriate for a guy wasn't easy. Here is what I came up with!
It probably comes as no surprise to my regular visitors that Create-A-Critter is the cartridge I used. The card measures 4 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" tall and is plain red card stock by Recollections. The gold image is a rubber stamp I purchased from Judi Kins in the mid-90's. I stamped it using a VersaMark ink pad and then embossed with a detail gold embossing powder.
The Panda measures 3 1/2" tall and was cut using scraps from my stash. The bamboo is 5 1/2" tall and is also from scrap paper. I used a bit of brown chalk on the edges. The saying on the front of the card was created in Microsoft Publisher and reads: "Your birthday reminds me of the old Chinese scholar . . ."
The inside reads: ". . . Yung No Mo!" (young no more). The "Happy Birthday" was cut using the Paper Pups cartridge and measures 3 1/2" wide. Again, the paper came from my scrap stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my project today! Make sure to leave me a comment with your blog address ~ I'd love to come visit and see what you're creating. And don't forget to pop over to Cooking With Cricut and see what amazing freebie Melin is giving away today!!
P.S. Make sure you come back Wednesday for Cooking With Cricut's weekly challenge!