Monday, August 18, 2014

Beach Birthday Cards

I made two similar cards today, one with the Cricut and one with the Silhouette.

Both are 5"x5," made of white card stock, with a cloud mat that is 4 7/8"x4 7/8."

The Cricut card was made with the three different cartridges: "Create a Critter," "Wild Card 2," and "Teddy Bear Parade."  The sun is from "Create a Critter," page 52, with the face hidden in Cricut Craft Room.  It was cut at 3 1/2."  The waves are from "Wild Card 2," page 25.  They were cut to fit the width of the card, 5."  The bear is from "Teddy Bear Parade" and I hid the face of both the bear and the duck inner tube in Cricut Craft Room.  The sand is hand cut.

I gave the bear and duck Peachy Keen faces.  The eyes of the duck are from the Kawaii Face Assortment.  I used a white gel pen to add a little accent to each eye and covered them with glossy accents.  The bear's eyes are from the Cornies Assortment.  I accented them with white gel pens and then covered the entire opening of the face mask with diamond glaze.  The bear's nose and mouth is from the Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment.  I colored in his nose, then accented it with a white gel pen.  I also used a light brown gel pen to color in the mouth.  The nose is then covered with glossy accents.  He is adhered to the card with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the June 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.

The Silhouette card was made with three cut files found in the Silhouette Store.  The sun is called "Echo Park Sun," and is by Echo Park (#55052).  The waves are called "Wave Border" by Silhouette (#1846).  The penguin is called "Penguin Girl Too Cool Summer" by Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings (#42587).  They were all cut at as close to the same sizes as the Cricut card as I could make them.

I did not cut the sunglasses for the penguin, so that I could use Peachy Keen stamps for her eyes.  They are from the Cartoon Bombshell Face Assortment.  I colored them in with a light blue gel pen, then added some orange and paprika Stickles to her beak.  She is adhered to the card with foam tape.  The sentiment is the same as the other card, from the June 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: use a sun
Fantabulous Cricut: inspired by the outdoors
Peachy Keen: sketch


  1. Both your cards are so sweet. I love camping birthday bear! and the little girl card is adorable
    Thank you for joining FCC “CAMP OUT” challenge this week. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L. DT member for FCC

  2. These are absolutely adorable!!! Love the cute little bear and penguin!! Great take on the photo and colors!! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us on the Peachy Keen Stamp challenge!! :) Have a wonderful day!!

  3. These are really cute! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB.

  4. These are fantastic! LOVE how the bear is looking out through his goggles and the eyes on the penguin are so fun! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen!

  5. Both of these cards are just adorable. I love the beach scenes and that bear and penguin are just too cute!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  6. Your cards are ADORABLE, Paula!!! LOVE those two critters!!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

    Mollie's Motif

  7. Fantastic cards Paula!!! I so love that darling bear. And the face is fabulous. The penguin is just as cute as can be!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Sun' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  8. Fantabulous cards, Paula! I love all the detail & how you chose to stamp the faces. So adorable! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    FCCB Design Team

  9. Such adorable cards Paula! Love those faces on the penguin and bear!!!
    Awesome take on the sketch too!
    Thanks for sharing and joining our Sketch/Color Challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps!

  10. Adorable cards. Great choices for background and die cuts. Thx for joining Bbtb this week

  11. Ekkk -- this is so cute!!! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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  12. Both cards are simply adorable Paula! I love how you showed two similar cards but both made by two different machines. Cute is all I have to say! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  13. Lovely cards Paula! Thanks for joining us at FCCB challenge: Outdoors!
    have a wonderful day!