I rarely make 6×6 cards, but I should! I made this butterfly birthday card using a sketch from Simon Says Stamp. Since I wanted to have many layers, I knew I was going to need a bigger card.
I hope I’m not the only one who forgets birthdays! I made a handful of Cricut Belated Birthday Cards to keep on hand for all of the celebrations that I forget.
How could anyone get too upset for missing their birthday if you sent them a Cricut Belated Birthday Card with this adorable bumble bee on it???
This cutie is from the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge. That cartridge has the most adorable animals on it!! Provocraft has released a Create A Critter 2, but I haven’t bought it yet. I wonder if the critters are as easy to assemble as with the original Cricut Cartridge?
The Designer Paper is from a Stampin’ Up 6×6 stack that I got last year during Sale-A-Bration. The solid papers are all from Bazzill. I love the texture and weight or Bazzill cardstock!
I cut the bee at 3″. Because the critters don’t have many tiny pieces, you can cut them fairly small. They are adorable on party favors and cupcake picks.
The sentiment is from the Even More Punny-licious set from My Pink Stamper. To see more projects using My Pink Stamper Sets, visit My Pink Stamper Stamps. To see more projects using the Create A Critter Cartridge, visit Cricut Create A Critter.
If you’d like to see a list of all of the critters and icons on this cartridge, visit Create A Critter.
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.
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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