Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Hello My Crafty Friends!  
I got some SUPER EXCITING news yesterday, but I couldn't share it until today!!!!!  I got picked as one of the new design team members for My Cricut Craft Room Erica's blog is always filled with Cricut awesomeness!!!  What a great birthday present!  Yep, today is my birthday, I am celebrating 45 wonderful years of life!!!! Thank you Erica for such an awesome birthday gift!  And to celebrate, I found the cutest card to re-create!  I'm sure all you Cricut lovers out there have seen all the super cute projects each of the Cricut handbooks have on the first few pages to give you an idea of how to use the features on the cartridge, right!  Well all these years I've been having my Cricut and I never made one of those projects and getting the "Dino-Mite" news that I made the cut for the My Cricut Craft Room DT, I thought the cute card in the Create a Critter handbook would be fitting!  I followed all the directions in the book and added a little extra.  All my images were cut using my E2.  Take a look!

As I stated, I used the directions in the handbook but for those of you who don't have this cart and want to reproduce this card, here is how I made it:
For the base of the card, I used a piece of blue card stock from my stash cut at 12X8.  I folded that in half to form a  6X8 card, scored the front of the card at 2 inches and folded it back to create a flap.  My pretty white designer paper is another piece from my stash but I think it may be DCWV, it has glitter on it and is really pretty in person.  I cut that layer at 4X8 applied my orange ribbon (from Wal-Mart) and finally adhered that layer to my card base using my ATG gun.  I cut all the dinosaur pieces at 6 inches from the Create a Critter cart using the dino on page 50. All of the paper for my dinosaur is from SU, sorry I don't recall the names of each color except the orange, which is pumpkin pie.  I love SU card stock because it cuts so well on the cricut!  I put my dinosaur together using Scotch quick dry adhesive.  I added some googly eyes and some orange stickles to his mouth.  I added some faux stitching with my white jelly roll pen!  He was popped up on some foam tape I purchased at Wal-Mart.  For the inside of my card, I cut the palm tree at 6 inches  from page 51 of the Create a Critter cart using the accessory function.  The paper I used for my tree is from Recollections.  I doodled on the tree and popped it up as well using the same foam tape.  The Dino-Mite was cut at 3 inches using the phrase function and can also be found on page 51.  Although the "explosion" looks green in the pic it is actually orange and the top layer is light brown.  Sorry for the quality of the pics, I took them with my iPhone which usually takes good pics but the colors are a little off today.  I hope you like my "Dino-Mite" card I thought it was adorable in the handbook and its just that much cuter in person!  I'll be holding on to this for a special little guy I know who will be having a birthday soon!  As you can see in the middle pic above you still have lots of room to write a message! 
Miranda :)


  1. Congratulations on being selected!!

    Your new fellow design team member,

    Jess @ :)

    Looking forward to working with you!!

  2. This is so cute! I love this dino. I am also a new member of Erica's DT and I can't wait to get started! I am following your blog.

    Can't wait to design with you!


  3. Super cute! Welcome to the dt

  4. Congratulations!!! This card is so cute! I am a new follower!

  5. you are doing great!!!so cute-like it, very proud of you


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