Thursday, June 2, 2011


Hi Everybody! Today is Thankful Thursday over at CrazyAboutCricut, and I am a very proud member of the Design Team. The challenge this week was to make something with the word "Dad" , "man" or "boy".  Here is the project that I made with my six year old son:

Owen is very proud of this card!! He got to cut it with my Cricut using my Gypsy. Below are pictures of him hard at work!!

Here he is with the Gypsy... he was very careful when setting up the paper on the Cricut mat. We used the Superman Cricut Cartridge to make this card.  The base was sized to 5 1/2" which made the width 4" so it's fits into an A2 envelope.

After we cut the card shapes and layers, I helped him set up the "Superdad" on the computer (using Photoshop) so we could print onto the red card layer.  First we printed onto plain white 20 lb. paper, then we attached the pre-cut superman layer to our paper using ATG tape.  Then we ran it back through the printer! Really, it sounds harder than it is! :)

After all the layers were ready, Owen used Scotch Quick Dry glue and my ATG glue runner to assemble the card.

Look how proud he is!! :)

We used a black Sharpie marker to add some "manly" doodling to the red layer.

Owen picked the font for the sentiment.  This is Star Jedi font at 20 points.  Then we used Photoshop to warp the text into the flag shape to follow the lines of the red layer and to fit inside the Superman "S".

The inside of the card got some matching layers and more Sharpie doodling too.

We have an awesome prize this month, it's a Post-it prize pack!!  

Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut, and enter your family project and to see the awesome inspiration projects from the other DT members!

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thekolbes said...

Love it, what a darling son

Brandy Pitre said...

SUPER cute!

Josie0602 said...

He did a wonderful job! Crafting with kids is so much fun. MY granddaughter loves to scrapbook with me!

Heather said...

this is such a great card!

Lillian Child said...

It's SO MUCH FUN to involve the kids in our craft making passion. He looks like he really enjoyed making this SPECIAL card for his dad. Awesome!

owlbescrappin said...

So cute Dad will be proud

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This card is so cool! The sharpie doodles really make it pop! I love how your guys are always helping! They are very lucky to have a fun Mom who let's them explore their creative talent! Great job Owen!

Tanya said...

How cute!!! He looks soo proud!! :)


Unknown said...

Great job Owen! I love this card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

"SUPER" cute card!!! Looks like it was fun to make!!! Thanks for linking up with Patches of Pink!

Tracy said...

Great job Owen! Spencer and I love your card. You have such a wonderful talent for creating cards.
Thanks to your sweet mom for sharing your card on Ms. Tracy's Linky Party this week. :)

Jen said...

THis is so cute! What a great card! My kids love to use my gypsy as well.
Thankful Thursday DT member

Jen said...

THis is so cute! What a great card! My kids love to use my gypsy as well.
Thankful Thursday DT member

Rock Girl Designs said...

This card made me chuckle! What Dad would not love to be SuperDad" for a day!

Keep Rockin' Your Craft!
Rock Girl