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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Train Locomotive Shaped Birthday Card

Created this Clean and Simple Train Locomotive
Shaped Birthday Card using Carousel Cricut Lite
cartridge & Gypsy to weld the images together to
make the shaped card. Since card is a birthday
card for a young boy decided to not embellish.

I stamped the sentiment using Zing silver embossing
powder and then used a Fiskars scallop punch that I
thought looked like a puff of smoke.

Now please do not think I mean trains are only
for men because that is not the case. Matter of
fact I have some trains. Some that I bought when
I first moved to TX & some that my father gave

There are some train photos near bottom of the
post of a display that I went to Jan. this yr called
Trains of NorthPark.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Celebrate the Occasion Ch#45
Child's Birthday ends 1/15
Challenge #45

2. Die Cuttin Divas Ch#47 Blue, Silver & White ends 1/16

Challenge #47: Blue, Silver, and White

3. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #93 Man Time ends 1/15
make a masculine project, mine is a birthday card for a young boy

Challenge Me Monday #93

This week at Fantabulous Cricut, we are thinking of the men in our life and are challenging you to create a masculine project. You can make a card, layout, altered item – or anything you choose! Just remember to include at least one Cricut cut on your project.

#93 – Man Time
Create a masculine project

Carousel Cricut Lite cartridge
& Gypsy
Train1 x = 0.25, y = 0.93 5.86" x 4.5" each
11.60" x 10.5" 1 image duplicated, 1 image flipped & images welded
Train1 shift x = 6.16, y = 0.93
5.69" x 4.5"

blue texture cardstock
white cardstock

Fiskars scallop punch
Hero Arts Days to Celebrate rubber stamp
Marvy heat tool
VersaMark ink
Zing silver embossing powder

Scotch ATG adhesive

Trains of NorthPark photos. The display is inside
the NorthPark Mall in Dallas, TX. Display is set
up for viewing Nov. - Jan. 8. Entrance monies
go to Ronald McDonald House charity. It takes 3
for the people to set the display up. Theme
this yr was Landmarks of the US.

State Fair of TX:

Reunion Tower in Dallas, TX:

Fort Worth Stock Yards, Cars in the ground are
replicated like the ones off I-40 W of Amarillo,
Wind Turbines & a Diner named The Hindenburger:


  1. Choo Choo ~ All on board....
    This is so stinkin' cute..... what a cute train card love those tracks too.....

  2. Your card is so simple yet cute. Just my style.

  3. This is so adorable, Melissa!! I love how you stamped the sentiment on the creative!! And how you staged the card on the tracks is just fabulous!!

    Congratulations on winning the Sweet Treats cart from Diana at DL.ART!! I watched the video and then whet to check who number 17 was, and I will admit, there was little "darn" moment since I was #18, but I am so happy you won!! :)

    Regarding the Valentine treat boxes, I am not positive of the size...I only have Tags, Bags, Boxes and More on my Gypsy, so I fit it to the width of the 12 x 12 paper. Each side ends up being about 2 3/4".

    Thank you so much for posting my giveaway on your sidebar!! I appreciate it so much!!

    Lisa :)

  4. This is adorable! What a fabulous card!

  5. Another cute little cut. And who will be the lucky boy to receive this? (David's birthday is several months off.... :))

  6. Adorable shape card, such a great card for a kid's birthday! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO, hope to see you again :)

  7. Very cute card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  8. Great shaped card- good use of that gypsy!!! Thanks for playing this week at CTO! :)Amy

  9. Very fun card! Thanks for playing along at DCD's.

  10. Such a darling shaped card, perfect for any little boy!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  11. That made a fantastic shaped card, which I love! Will have to remember how you put the sentiment in the smoke too, love it!

  12. Adorable train. I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD.


  13. Very cute card!!
    Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  14. too cute. the train track was a nice added touch.

  15. What a great little man card. Fun cut. Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Carson's Creations

  16. OMG my son LOVES trains. He would be super happy to get the card. GREAT JOB!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!

  17. What a great boy card! Thanks for joining us at DCD.

  18. Super cute card! Love that cut.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  19. Wow! I love your train card -- perfect for any little guy. Actually, perfect for my 3 year old who loves trains. I just may have to scraplift this idea. :) I especially like how you put the sentiment on the steam puff.

    Also, thanks for sharing the model train photos that you visited. What a cool event!

    Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB for the Man Time challenge!


  20. This is such an adorable card! So glad you joined us at FCCB and I think you will be too! ;) Stop on by our Wednesday post (goes live at 8:00 AM EST). You won't want to miss it! We love receiving all your sweet comments by the way. They always put a smile on my face. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    FCCB Coordinator

    P.S. LOVE all your Johnny Depp stuff!

  21. Love your train card! All the boys at my house are big train fans! Congrats on winning the Fantabulous Cricut challenge!

  22. Love your card. Please drop me an email when you get a chance... beckie_woodall at yahoo dot com

    Thanks, Beckie
    FCCB DT Member