This spunky Cricut turtle in his spiffy top hat makes an adorable birthday card for a little boy. I also used him to make a Welcome Baby card, and the Mom loved it! The nursery was decorated with turtles and she thought it was so sweet that I remembered and made a card just for them.
You could also change the turtle to pink or purple for a little girl.
Instructions for Cricut Turtle Card
I used an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock for the card base and folded it in half. I prefer to use Bazzill Textured cardstock, because it has a nice thickness which allows the cards to stand up nicely. I chose three coordinating patterned papers to complete the card. I love putting different patterns together, like strips, polka dots, and plaids. As long as the colors coordinate, they make for a wonderful card.
I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of large dotted paper for the background. Then I cut a strip of striped paper 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″. I layered a piece of blue cardstock on top of it that matches the card base. It measures 5 1/4″ x 1″. A piece of white Stampin’ Up binding ribbon tied on top adds a nice touch to the card.
I cut the Cricut turtle at 3″, using a black base and layering the other pieces on top of it. The main part of the body are green with a small white dot. The shell and hat are light blue plain that matches the other printed papers. I attached the turtle using Pop dots to add dimension.
To finish the Cricut turtle card I stamped, “Happy Birthday” using the Teeny Tiny Wishes set from Stampin’ Up, and punching it out in a small oval. I punched a scalloped oval in green cardstock and layered the two.
I love the Create a Critter Cartridge so much that when Provocraft introduced Create a Critter 2 Cartridge , I just had to have it! It features a lot of the same fun animals with the addition of hats, hearts, and other props, making them perfect for holiday projects.
The cards that I have made using them have turned out great! I can’t wait to make party favors, decorations, and treat bags for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Birthday Parties.
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