Today I would like to share with you a couple of cards I created for my granddaughter's birthdays. There are two family birthdays in mid-August and five the first week of September! Between the birthdays and my daughter's wedding coming up the beginning of October I am overwhelmed with paper and other crafty projects! The first card below features a working pinwheel that can be removed from the card. This is for ❤Ellie, who is turning 6, my youngest granddaughter.
If you would like to make one, start with your basic square pinwheel design, the directions can be found on many online sites. A skewer or chopstick can be trimmed to the size wanted for the stick.
Create a Critter.
The next card is for my 12 year old granddaughter ❤Ruthie. She went to a party this summer where the girls decorated flip-flops so I thought this was so appropriate. I designed and cut the flip-flops using Design Studio and the George and Basic Shapes cart. I "cheated" a bit and used the flip-flops from Cricut's Life is a Beach cartridge as a template. I don't own Life is a Beach but Design Studio allows you to work with all the shapes from all the cartridges on screen but you can only cut from the ones you own. So I welded some skewed ovals and other shapes together from George to form the flip-flops using Life is a Beach as a guide. It worked great!
The flowers on the flip-flops are handmade (http://paperoasis.blogspot.com/2011/05/dream-card-bargain-shopping-and-paper.html). The butterflies are from K&Company. I think it turned out super cute!❤