Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunshine And Smiles Card

     Happy Tuesday!!! Oh, that means its my day to post as a member of My Cricut Craft Room. Today Erica asked us to make a card to read with a child as part of National Young Readers Day. I love how she always has great themes to chose from. My card is designed using the Imagine cartridge Greeting Cards Inside & Out.
Let's take a look:
     Isn't this just the greatest card for a young reader? This image is on page 21 of the handbook and 4.25". It comes out as a square card but I wanted a 4.25" x 5.50" but I just couldn't get it that size so I decided to go with it as the top of the card . I used the layers so I could have the thumb separate because I wanted to raise it up. You know, a giant thumbs up!!! Sometimes I just crack myself up.
     I used some white card stock I had hanging around and cut it slightly bigger to give it a matted effect. Before I glued it I added some twine by The Twinery to the outside edge. Then I glued it to a bright yellow card stock.
     I also had some "brads" by Candi to all four corners. I love how well these match my background card.
Since I wanted this to really show what an awesome job the young reader did, I thought they would get a kick out of  a little movement for the thumb, so.....
I put it on a wobble!!!! I am addicted to these things!!! Not only can they read the words but they can congratulate themselves by having a moving thumb! Here's another view:
     This was a super quick card to make especially with the Imagine since you can print and cut at the same time. I am so thankful I bought this machine when I did since they will no longer be making it. It was so sad when I heard this since I am using my Imagine almost exclusively rather than my other Cricut machines.
     Anyways, Erica has a great cause called Sunshine and Smiles. People make cards to hand out to the kids in the hospital. The cards are not supposed to be Get Well types, but rather cards of encouragement and I thought these were perfect since there are older kids as well as young ones. I will be sending 10 of these out to Erica as my small part for her cause.
     Well that's it for today. Be sure to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what fabulous cards my DT sisters have to show you. I hope you all have a fabulous week.



Unknown said...

What a fun card!!! I don't have that cart (yet anyway) but it looks great for tweens and teens!!

Lori Apgar

Unknown said...

Mary this is too cute! I love the thumbs up, great image! It made me smile :)

Sarah Mae
MCCR DT Seester
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