By Vicky Nardone
Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away and Matt is filming a music video tonight so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make his Valentine's day card.
I wanted to make him a puppy shaped card but I didn't have anything on any of my cricut cartridges for a puppy card so I had to improvise a little bit. I scoured my cartridges until I found a shape that I thought could work. The base of the card is actually a pumpkin card from the Mini Monsters Cartridge. I think it worked out fairly nicely although the puppy does have a weird sort of mohawk type thing going on on top of his head. Oh well - we've noticed that our dog Maggie gets a mohawk on her back and neck when she starts barking at something she sees outdoors. It's so funny - her hair stands up on end.
I still have to make an envelope for this card. Since it's kind of a funky shape, I don't think it's going to fit into a regular envelope. I'm going to take the opportunity to learn how to make envelopes with my Martha Stewart scoring tool that I got for Christmas. I haven't used it yet but it looked kind of cool when I watched some videos on Amazon about it so I'm hoping it will prove to be useful.
So here's how I made the card. I cut out the pumpkin card shape from Mini Monsters in red at 5 inches. The rest of the shapes on the outside are from the George And Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. I cut out an oval at 4 inches and then cut it in half for the ears. I cut out a heart at 1.5 inches. I cut out two white circles at 1 inch and two black circles at .75 inches. Lastly, I cut out the rounded square shape for the nose at 1.25 inches.
All in all I'm pretty happy how this came out and I think Matt will think it's cute.