Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day BBQ Card

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 for Father's Day.  Here are the cards by  six and eight years old sons made with me today:
We made these pocket BBQ cards. I'll be including a full tutorial, so please forgive me for the tons of pictures on this post. So, here we go...

You'll need the following cuts from From my Kitchen:
BBQ and it's shadow - 4" - red / black
Spatula - 2" - metallic silver
Handle from the hand mixer - 1" - metallic silver
oval sized to 1" x 4" (for under the grill top) in silver

Cuts from Robotz:
half circle (red lid for BBQ) - 4" W x 2" H - red
half circle (black for lid shadow) - 4 1/4" W x 2 1/4" H - black

Background paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4"
card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
4 1/4" x 3" piece of cardstock for the insert.

First, attach the silver oval under the grill top. We used Scotch Quick Dry Glue.

Glue all the shadows to their pieces.  My kids do pretty good lining up the pieces, but younger kids might need some more help. The glue the BBQ to the card base after attaching the background paper.

Open up the card base and put it on a self healing mat. Use an Exacto or similar knife to cut open the BBQ at the base of the grill top (see photo for help). Cut all the way through the card front.  

Glue the card base together to make a pocket.  I marked the inside of my card to show you where we put the tape runner (we use my ATG gun). Glue the four sides of the card front along with a couple more strips of glue along the top of the card above the cut only (see picture).

My eight year old added all the "Happy Father's Day" stamps. This one is from Studio G. My six year old added the silver metallic spatula with some more quick dry glue.

Slip your insert into the pocket as far as it can go.  Add some pop-dots along the top of the insert. 

Place the lid onto the pop dots. Try to line up the lines of the BBQ and completely cover the grill top. My kids both love this step! :)

See how the BBQ lid pulls the insert?? Love it! :)  

We added just a little scrap slip of the bg paper to the bottom of the insert. It looks cute and there is no waste. We made six of these cards and needed one sheet of the 12x12 DCWV paper (called Juniper stars on Cream), two sheets of red card stock, two sheets of black and only scraps of the silver and metallic silver paper. For our card bases we used pre-made white cards, but it would only take three sheets of white card stock if you are making your own card bases.

Now that we have all our Father's Day cards done, it's time to get them in the mail! These would also make AWESOME invitations for a BBQ or party too... in fact that's what I'll be working on next! 

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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Tanya said...

How cute!! I LOVE that you also did the instructions!! Thanks for sharing!!!


teachermom5 said...

Great job. I know dad will love it. What a fun time to create with our kids. Thanks for such a great project.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable! Great card design!

thekolbes said...

Love them

Georgiana said...

They did an amazing job! Fun times!

Jeri said...

How cute! I love the pull out insert. Very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Cutz.

Melissa said...

I love this card, this is the perfect image for a pull out card, you did a fantastic job, thanks so much for joining CCC!

Tracy said...

You are soooo creative and I LOVE THIS! :) Thanks for sharing on the linky party and for posting the party button.