Vintage Birthday Card for Cricut Circle Blog’s Monthly Challenge

 

Here I am, getting another project submitted with just a few hours to spare.  I guess I work better with deadlines closing in on me, although I do not care for the stress.  But who can I blame for procrastinating?  Yep, no one but me!

I decided to make a birthday card for my niece and this is my first time trying to make something that looks vintage.  I love the look of vintage but didn’t know how well I would do trying to create it.  I am happy with how it turned out, especially for a first try.

The paper I chose is the reason I went for the vintage look.  I picked up a pad of paper by Bo Bunny when I was shopping last week.  It is the Gabrielle Collection and there are some beautiful designs in it. 

The monthly challenge for May at the Cricut Circle is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  The object is to pick three prompts in a row from a tic tac toe grid and to include at least two Cricut cuts.

I chose a diagnoal row, going from the bottom left to the right top — which consisted of:  use a cut of a flower shape, use a ruffle, and use some buttons.

Because the paper is so pretty, I decided to use a frame around one of the designs.  I cut the frame from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.  I made my ruffle from a piece of seam binding and laid down a piece of lace on the paper before adding the ruffle.  The pearls on the ruffle are actually white buttons that I colored with my Copics.  I cut the shanks off the button before gluing them on the ruffle.

The flowers were the most time-consuming part of my card.  I cut them out of plain off-white cardstock using my Accent Essentials cartridge.  I inked all the edges and then formed the cuts into roses.  I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist — sure wish the sparkle showed up in the pictures. 

I cut the leaves from the same off-white cardstock using the Picturesque cartridge, inked them green and then ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  The butterfly is from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge.  I found a button in my stash that matched the butterfly beautifully.  I added some Memory Thread to the button and glued it on the body of the butterfly.  On the lacy layer of the butterfly, I added some sparkle using Glossy Accents and Diamond Dust.  I also used Distress Stickles on its body.

I cut some tickets using Wall Decor & More and inked them a light coral color.  I cut the tickets at 2″ and they fit the stamp set perfectly.  I then stamped them with a stamp set from Autumn Leaves called Ticketed. 

The inside of the card features a different piece of the Bo Bunny paper and another ticket.

I used lots of foam dots on this card.  Here is a photo showing a side view so you can get an idea of the dimension that this card has.

Since I can’t put this card into a normal envelope, I made a box to hold it.  But I need to take a picture of the box.  I will post the picture once I take it. 

I’m back with some pics of the box.  I ended up adding my niece’s name to the top of the box, which I cut from Storybook.

 

  • Bo Bunny – Gabrielle Collection
  • Cricut cartridges used:  Accent Essentials, Elegant Edges, Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art, Picturesque, Wall Decor & More
  • Cuttlebug folder – Swiss Dots
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Seam binding
  • Stickles
  • Autumn Leaves stamps – Ticketed
  • DMC Memory Thread
  • Glossy Accents
  • Diamond Dust
  • Buttons from stash

Comments

  1. Sandy says

    Hi Linda,
    Could you tell me the directions on what sizes you cut things out on this vintage card? I would like to make the flowers too. I think this is just so beautiful.
    Thank you,
    Sandy

  2. says

    Hi Sandy –
    I’m sorry I took so long to reply to your post. I went to my Design Studio file and got the following measurements:

    card size is 6″ x 6″
    Elegant Edges frame is cut at 4 1/2″ (the frame I used is on the top row of the overlay — 3rd key from the left)
    Wall Decor & More – ticket cut @ 2″
    Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art – the butterfly (2nd row from top, 3rd key from the left) is cut at 2″
    Picturesque – leaves (3rd row from top, 3rd key from right) are cut at 1 1/2″
    Accent Essentials — flowers cut @ 2″ and 1 1/2″. I made two sizes and used the directions found on YouTube for making grunge roses. The flower I used is on the second row from the bottom on the overlay and I used the “shift lock” “shadow” feature.

    I hope these directions help. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!!
    Linda

  3. says

    Hi Sandy -
    Thank you for the lovely comment. The butterfly is from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake art cartridge (2nd row from top on the overlay, 3rd key from the left) and I cut it at 2″. I cut two layers and for the lacy layer on top, I spread some Glossy Accents all over and then sprinkled it with Diamond Dust (coarse glitter). I added a button to the center of the butterfly. Hope this helps.
    Linda

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