BirdsCards offfers so many wonderful cut files, and this digger was perfect for my grandson's 7th birthday. I hardly ever use the cricut cartridges. I'm so use to using SCAL with the computer to size, cut and create images that using the cricut keypad is challenging.
I just went for an eye exam...new prescriptions for distance and reading along with nightly eye drops.
So about the card... isn't it cute? The shiny parts are a bit smeary...it's impossible for me to glue 2 cuts together without getting gluey fingers. I like to layer cuts to add depth.
The background paper is perfect for this digger, and the camouflage envelope holds the message it dug up. Here's the inside:
My grandson loves anything with wheels and everything camouflaged so I printed this on erasable paper. Erasable paper was used back when everything was typed and it has 25% cotton fiber so it feels like fabric. I love it, thin yet durable!
I used the army stickers I had stashed and cut the letters using SCAL. I had fun playing with this but it took me all day, double cuts - glued together, inked edges, stickers layered on card stock for support then fussy cut, letters glued to acetate to pop up and a spare digger to include on the envelope.
I'm hoping that if he wants to remove the digger - it will be the one on the envelope and not the card. If I were 7 I'd rip it off , after all the digger moves, you have to figure out how that works...right? Do you remember wanting to take things apart to figure out how they worked? I could tell you a story or two.
Now about the card candy. I have 95 followers I'm hoping to have 100 sometime soon so that I can choose a random winner.
Pictured here are some possibilities to offer the potential winner. All you need to do is follow my site... and then leave a comment telling me that you would like to win. If you're the winner I will request your email address for contact information so that I can mail the winning package.
To see more card candy click here and here to see how I used it. I would love to share these embellishments and see how you would use them. Does that sound like fun?
Now I do have some errands run so I'll end this post wishing you joy and well being.