Monday, September 3, 2012

Cricut Artiste Birthday Card for my Son

Here's the masculine birthday card I made for my son's birthday this week. He's 33 and I'm so thankful that he has a great computer career. He's in a very casual office, so doesn't really have to wear ties, but he says he now owns a few.  I chose paper that looks like the types of shirts he wears (usually without the tie).  I wanted to try out the shirt and tie card on the Cricut Artiste. The largest it makes is 5.75."

Both the shirt and the tie were cut from Basic Grey "Boxer." By leaving the Cricut size dial set at 5.75," the tie is cut proportionately to the shirt card.  I love that feature so you don't have to guess. I also found that the neck of the shirt inside will hold folded money rather securely - perfect for the gift that lets him pick out his own shirt or whatever he wants. And there was plenty of room at this size for the motherly message and blessing inside.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
By the Cute and Girly - for Boys/Men
Card Crafter's Circle #38 - For the Fellas
Dream Valley Challenge #40 - Something Old, Something New -old paper pack, new Cricut cartridge
The Squirrel and the Fox #25 - One for the Men



Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Vickie,
Thanks for playing in our For the Fellas Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle, I really like how you have created this wonderful card, it's so creative...I love the tie!!! !!!Inspirational!!
Trish Munro

Brilliant card!!!!!

Karen said...

Love the shirt card. I can't wait to make one.

Céline said...

fab shaped card, love the idea
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Melly said...
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Melly said...

What a stunning creation!
Gorjuss colours and fab wee idea!!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges this time in our Something Old, Something New Challenge!
Hugs Melly xxx

nnalorac said...

What a fab card Vicki, love your designer shirt and Tie. Thanks for playing along over at BTC&G. Carolxx

Aideen said...

What a great idea for a male card :)

Thanks for entering By The Cute & Girlys September challenge!!