Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Celebrate - Alligator from Birthday Bash

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I chose bright colored card stock from Paper Crate for this fun card.  I designed the banners on my Gypsy and then discovered that the Country Life cartridge sitting on my shelf had a banner just like this!  Please tell me I am not the only one who does this sort of thing! LOL!  Anyway,  if you use the Country Life cartridge, this would be cut at about 1.25 inches. 

I used a white gel pen to add faux stitching and dots on the alligator.

The Alligator is from the Birthday Bash cartridge and was cut at 5.32w by 1.59h on my Gypsy.  I would guess that 1.5 on the cricut would be about the same. 

For the small pieces on the alligator I used my Zig glue pen to dot glue on, then I used my Quickutz sticky tool to pick up the small piece and place it exactly where it needed to go:

I ran all of the tiny letters through my Xyron sticker machine, then added googly eyes.

These are the inks I used to ink the banner and my card:

I used Black Licorice Bakers Twine to hang my banner on the card

I used dimensional squares to hold the bakers twine in place and then stuck it to my card.

I entered this in the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge.  It's all about banners!

Have a great day!!


  1. I absolutely love this card! I'm soooo going to make this! Thanks for the great inspiration :)

  2. Super cute card! I really need a xyron for the 'little' details! TFS

  3. Beautiful and fun. Your attention to details is AMAZING! I love everything you make! Hugs- Glora

  4. Super cute! Love the googly Eyes! :)

  5. This is absolutely adorable...I love fun cards that have bright colors. This is by far one of my favorites I've seen in a while !! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Your card is super cute!!! You should enter it in the Frosted Designs Banner Challenge at:

  7. This is an adorable card! Love your alligator. I just used him on a page myself and he is so much fun! TFS

  8. Really cute, love all the distressing and dimension that you gave it :)

  9. Wow! I love this card. Thank you for sharing and good luck!

  10. What a fun card. So cute...thanks for sharing!
    Sherrie K.

  11. Clever idea with the twine and pop dots.

  12. What a colorful card! The banner is fantastic and I just love the alligator! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  13. SO CUTE! I love the twine behind the banner! This is such a great card!

  14. So glad you shared your adorable card with us at Frosted Designs!!!

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  16. Wow your card is fabulous. Such cute details like the tail and banner.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.


  17. Hi I Order your baker twine paid by pay pal but there had my address wrong would you mine sending me your e-mail So I could send you the right on it is
    Thanks DWP

  18. This is adorable! Thanks for showing how you made it! I love the differnt colored spines on the gators back and yes, I do the same thing as you did with the banner...hehe! I usually don't realize it until projects later then I kick myself for wasting so much time! The banner did turn out beautiful! Thanks for submitting your card for our first challenge at Birthday Sundaes!

  19. Lots of carful work on this card and it worths because your card is came up great!
    Thanks for play with us at Birthday Sundaes!


  20. I love this card. So much work with the little pieces, but oh so worth it. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

  21. This is so cute! I do that type of thing to -make a cut the hard way and then find what I wanted later that day or the next day. *LOL*

  22. Your card is adorable!! I love your ribbon, I ordered some and My husband even noticed it on a card! It is wonderful!!!

  23. Kimberly,

    You have more patience and dexterity than I do! ;) I can't believe all those little pieces! You did such a good job!!! :) And thank you so much for taking the time to share the instructions and detailed info.!

    Would you be willing to share the Gypsy file for the banner? I'm not lucky enough to have the Country Life Cartridge.

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  24. OH MY FLIPPING GOODNESS....this is too stinkin cute!!! Love the colors and the banner and the twine and his google eyes...tooooo cute!!!



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