Monday, December 31, 2012

Birthday Card - Step Centre Card - Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

DT Project for Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #43 - Step Centre Card.

Hi fellow bloggers/crafters/friends.  It has been cold here in Southern CA at night; but nice during the day.  I hope you are having good weather wherever you are; or at least having fun and enjoying your life. 
Come join another great week for Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #43 - Step Centre Card.  Our sponsors this week are Paper Makeup Stamps and Sassy Studios.  I hope you take the time to check out the beautiful creations by the DT.  We have some incredible talent.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer, put GDT after your name when you enter. Pick and choose from our Bingo board for items you want to use on your card and then enter it at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I chose Paper Makeup Stamps - "Wayne Fairy" and created a birthday card for my grandson.  I had originally planned to give him the scarecrow card I made; but when I started this one - I just knew it belonged to Jayden. 
My daughter later told me he loves to play on the bales of hay at my brothers house; which I wasn't aware of until the card was finished.  The little fairy even looks like Jayden.   I added their newest addition to their family - Gizmo.  My daughter sent me a picture and I tried to color Gizmo based on his picture.  He looks much better than my little dog; but I tried.  He is actually a long haired white Pomeranian mix with golden hair color splattered here and there.
I used a tutorial from Desire - Doing Life blog for the buttons.  Go to her blog and scroll down, click on "Older Posts" and then go to April 23, 2012 for the tutorial. 

Inside Card

Inside Top portion close up

Inside Bottom portion close up

Supplies I used for this card:

Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges plus Cricut Nate's ABC's (dog)

Card base cut from - CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
Stripe and green paper - Cloud 9 Design
Blue cardstock - CTMH Indian Corn Blue
Image - Paper Makeup Stamps - "Wayne Fairy"
Stamp set - Outside - CTMH "Hooray Bouquet" (D1491)
Stamp set - Inside - CTMH "4 My Friend" D1510 and CTMH "Live Out Loud" (retired)
CTMH Markers
Shirt - Sweet Leaf
Hat and jeans - Indian Corn Blue and Indian Corn Blue Light
Wings - Sky Light
Hair - Honey Light

Copic Markers (for colors not currently available with CTMH)
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hay - E0000, YR000, E31
Dog - E13, E25, E02

Ink - front - CTMH Sweet Leaf
Ink - inside - CTMH Indian Corn Blue
Bling - Recollections
Brads - Recollections

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  1. Wonderful Design and I love the tutorial from Desire.
    Thank you for another outstanding week at Tammy Scrapin Corner
    hugs Tammy

  2. Gloria this is just so beautiful, inside and out - and its extra special with the little sentimental doggie. Glad you could follow the tutorial. On another note - huge congrats, you have won over at Eureka Stamps. Wishing you a wonderful happy, healthy and crafty 2013.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. wow awesome card! I really love the embellishments that you have used. Great coloring and color combination. Happy new year!!!

  4. I love your card and the image is fab.. Great birthday card for a little guy..So very happy to be working with you..

    Happy New Year..

  5. Hi Gloria, The weather here in the UK is horrible. The wind is very strong and the rain very heavy! I have had my lights on all day. I love your card, it is amazing. Love all the detail inside too. I am sure he will not get another card even half as good as this one.
    Hope you had a great Christmas and wisshing you a Happy and Peaceful 2013. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Gloria, this card is perfect for your grandson, The colors are beautiful, fabulous buttons. Happy New Year, may 2013 be filled with craftiness and fun.

  7. Personalized card are so special Grandma! Thanks for sharing this treat with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment

  8. Beautiful Card. Super cute image and you coloured it really well.
    Happy New Year, Gloria.

  9. Great job on the step card for your grandson. Cute image and I just love little "Gizmo". Are they "Gremlin" fans? Too cute. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu.

  10. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Hope you can join us again for our next challenge and good luck in the draw. Best Wishes for 2013.
    Hugs Diane x

  11. Great card Gloria, beautifully designed and perfect sentiment.

  12. Hi Gloria . Awesome card design this step card .
    Love the colouring of fun image and the inner side is just as fabulous .Great buttons as embellishing .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  13. Gloria: Your card is amazing, and it's always SUCH a blessing to have your darling creations shared in our challenges. I love these cards, and have never had the courage to try making one - but I sure love yours. Thanks for sharing, Gloria! I appreciate your participation, and wish you an AWESOME 2013!!!
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. oh my how cute is this adorable card thank you for sharing it with us at FF hugs sassy DT

  15. I love all the pretty details on your card, it makes me think of sunshine and happiness! Thanks for joining in with us at our first challenge of 2013 at Opus Gluei!!

  16. what a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. Hugs! MOjca

  17. Fabulous card and colors.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

  18. Gorgeous card and coloring Gloria. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  19. Great card! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
    <3 Pam, PDE DT

  20. Hi Gloria! I love this wonderful center step creation. Such a beautifully colored image and color palette. Saw this sweet creation on MIM! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  21. Love the design of this card! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  22. Great card, just love the shape & the colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  23. Wow this is such a fun card!! Love the bright colour scheme and its such a gorgeous layout and design!!
    So glad I came over from MIM
    Nat -x-

  24. Such a cute,fun,card Gloria..

    Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  25. Great card and colours, love all the little details, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  26. This is such a great card.Love the layout, you done a fab job.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  27. This is so cute I have never made one of these cards what an inspiration and what a fun guy card I love the colors you chose and the coloring you did is super
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  28. What a gorgeous card with boy colous and such an adorable dog. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  29. Wow! What a great card, you must have spent loads of time on this! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

  30. Hi Gloria, Great card, not done that step before, I didn't forget you sorry hun just been busy with Christmas new year an work, Here is a video tutorial for the stepper I did, but i did different score lines, My card would be a 5.5 x 5.5inches, So you start with 11 an 3 quarters, almost A4 by 5.5inches, score at 2.5, 5, 7, 9, 10 an 3 8th's (inches) Hope it helps, here's the link to the video :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog ( an leaving a comment xx

    1. Thanks Mandz. I appreciate the information. Thanks for answering. It has been a very busy season for me too. Not enough hours in the day. Have a fabulous New Year!!
      Hugs, Gloria

  31. What a different card from the usual, it's really lovely and I'm glad you entered it in our challenge at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

  32. Hi Gloria
    I thought that this super card was worthy as my POTW on my DT blog for Make it Monday ..

    1. Thanks so much Shirley-anne!! I appreciate that so much. I loved making this card and can't wait to send it to my grandson. I just now saw your comment. Hugs, Gloria

  33. That little guy and his pooch are too cute. Love the coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  34. Adoro questa card!!! E' fantastica !!! La struttura , le carte scelte, il timbro, gli abbellimenti... insomma: mi piace proprio tutto!!!!!

    :D :D :D Grande Gloria!!!!


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