Thursday, July 26, 2012

Alphabet Flash Cards

I just want to warn you that this will be a long post, with a LOT of pictures.
The July Monthly Challenge at the Cricut Circle Blog is "Family Fun." The challenge is to create a project or game your family can enjoy together. My friend has a little boy and is expecting her second in February, so I thought I would make a little alphabet matching game for her and her kids. I know the one on the way won't be able to use it for a while, but he or she will eventually...right? ;) I created four sets of flash cards. I used an uppercase alphabet, a lowercase alphabet, and two different sets of objects that begin with all the letters of the alphabet. I figure this way they can use them to match the uppercase to the lowercase letters, either set of objects with either set of letters, or the sets of objects to each other. I think it should be a fun little game for all of them, and me when I visit. :) I cut the cards out of black cardstock at 3 3/4"x5 1/4." I then cut some white cardstock at 3 1/2"x5," this is the side of all the objects and letters. I cut some patterned paper at 3 1/2"x5" as well for the backs of the cards. I used two types of patterned paper for each set of cards. The paper for the backs of the cards are from the Basics Stack by DCWV. All the letters, both uppercase and lowercase, are cut from Birthday Bash. They are cut at 3." The patterned papers I used for the regular letter cuts are from the DCWV Prints for the Year Ultimate Stack. All the images are sized to fit the card. Most are cut at 3" but some are a little larger or smaller. I came up with my list of images, then picked the cartridge I wanted to use to create that image. Some were easier than others. I also added glossy accents, crackle accents, glitter, Stickles, flocking, dry embossing, and even some heat embossing on different images.
Here are the patterned papers I used for the backs of the cards. The top two are the backs of the uppercase letters, the next two are the backs of the lowercase letters and the last four are the backs of the the two sets of objects. Here are all the cartridges I used for the images.
A - apple: Doodlecharms, anchor: Going Places
B - bee: Just Because Cards, beach ball: Pack Your Bags
C - cow: County Fair, cookie: Sesame Street Friends
D - dog: American Alphabet, duck: Sesame Street Friends
E - elephant: Holiday Cakes, egg: From My Kitchen
F - frog: Boys Will Be Boys, flower: Create a Critter
G - grape: Preserves, giraffe: Noah's ABC Animals
H - hot dog: Block Party, horse: Country Life
I - ice cream: Doodlecharms, igloo: Create a Critter
J - jellyfish: Art Nouveau, jack-in-the-box: B is for Boy
K - kangaroo: Noah's ABC Animals, kite: Boys Will Be Boys
L - lion: Life is a Party, lemon: Just Because Cards
M - monkey: New Arrival, mouse: Four Legged Friends
N - nest: My Quiet Book, nails: Handy Man
O - owl: Straight From the Nest, octopus: Pack Your Bags
P - penguin: Create a Critter, pencil: Locker Talk
Q - quail: Nate's ABCs, queen: Fantasy
R - rabbit: Create a Critter, rake: Chore Chart
S - shovel: Garden Soup, snail: Boys Will Be Boys
T - turtle: Pooh & Friends, tooth: Baby Steps
U - unicorn: Pailey, umbrella: Everyday Pop Up Cards
V - vulture: Life is a Party, vacuum: Chore Chart
W - wagon: Everday Pop Up Cards, whale: B is for Boy
X - xylophone: B is for Boy, x-ray: Sugar and Spice
Y - yarn: Meow, yo-yo: Nate's ABCs
Z - zebra: Noah's ABC Animals, zipper: Kate's ABCs


  1. Wow very nice job and a lot of work!

  2. Whoo hooo - congratulations on winning the challenge!! I was excited when I saw your project listed as the winner -- way to go!! Your project is fabulous!!