I have wanted to share these fun Sesame Street Cricut Birthday Cards with you for some time, but my Blog had other plans. I’m not sure what the problem was, but I couldn’t upload photos. It seems to be fixed now, and that’s all the matters!
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Sesame Street has been around for as long as I can remember. I wasn’t a big fan when I was a child, because our television only got 4 channels and the Sesame Street channel wasn’t one of them. With the help of cable TV, satellite, and lots of marketing of Sesame Street toys, Big Bird and Friends have stayed popular for several generations.
Instructions for Sesame Street Cricut Cards
For all three of the Sesame Street Cricut cards that I’m going to show you, I cut the characters at 3″. Big Bird was a bit of a challenge. His eyes and the stripes on his socks are teeny tiny when you cut him that small. For the characters on the Sesame Street Friends Cricut Cartridge, I suggest cutting them at least 4″. Elmo wasn’t too bad, but all of the other characters have lots of detail making it hard to assemble them when they are small.
Speaking of Elmo, here he is offering a great big hug to wish someone a Very Happy Birthday! As you can see, he doesn’t have any tiny parts. He worked out just fine on 3″.
For all of the characters, I started with a black base. Then using the layering keys, I cut the other pieces. When you do layered pieces on the Cricut, you always leave the size the same for all of the layers. For example, I left the setting on 3″ even for his eyes and nose. I use a Zig Glue Pen to glue all of the pieces on my Cricut Shapes.
Who doesn’t love this goofy eyed guy? Cookie Monster is another well loved character on the Sesame Street Cricut Cartridge. He has a lot of detail in his fur and on the small pieces of cookie, making it a challenge to cut him at 3″. I didn’t want him too big for my card though! The black and white shapes behind him were cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.
If you look closely, you can see lattice style embossing on the background. I used the Cuttlebug and an embossing folder, running both layers through at the same time. Papers in primary colors with geometric shapes works perfectly with the Sesame Street Friends Cricut Cartridge.
The Birthday Wishes Stack from Die Cuts With A View has great papers that matched these characters. I added a little bit of ribbon, solid cardstock, and a few brads for embellishments. The Happy Birthday were stamped with a set from Stampin’ Up called Teeny Tiny Wishes. The ovals and scalloped ovals are Stampin’ Up Punches. Each Sesame Street character has a couple of different poses.
The other characters included on the Sesame Street Cricut Cartridge are Oscar the Grouch, Bert & Ernie, Count Von Count, Prairie Dawn, Grover, Mr. Snuffleupagus. and Zoe. There are also lots of great shapes from the popular TV Show like the Sesame Street Sign, rubber ducky, doll, and bear. I hope you’re doing something crafty today!