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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's a boy Airplane Card

Created this Clean & Simple CAS style It's a boy Card using New Arrival Cricut cartridge in blue colors.

Some of you may know I cannot ride a bicycle unless it is a Tandem Bicycle like hubby & I have but I can fly single engine planes so I chose the Airplane theme and the banner was perfect for stamping the sentiment.

Have 2 people I know that are pregnant and neither are going to find out the sex of the baby so I figured I'll make a boy one & then make a girl one also. Already made the Mommy to be cards. One is due in Jun & other in Oct.

I wanted to make a tiny blue bow but am not good at tying bows; especially not small ones. I have a Bow Maker that I bought online from Cathie Rigby but the smallest space for the pegs is 1" and I wanted a smaller bow with spacing of 1/2" so I got out some styrofoam and used the pegs from the Bow Maker and pushed them into the styrofoam with a spacing of 1/2". Not as easy to make & tie with that small of a spacing but was so pleased with the bow.

Cricut cartridge: New Arrival 4 1/2" Airplane Card 3 Shift <-- my old
   cut 2, one using blue cardstock for base & one from Sky scrapbook paper as top layer
ink: Memento Bahama Blue
paper: the Paper Company Bright Color Sheets blue cardstock - base,
   white cardstock - behind the airplane cutout between Sky paper & blue cardstock
   My Mind's Eye Fly Like A Kite Sky Paper scrapbook paper - top layer
ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon
stamp: Pink by Design 
 Entering this into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thurs Ch258 Something Old unlim 2/28-3/6 

Raise the Bar Ch133 You're a Doll Use Doll, Lovey or Toy on Card I used a toy airplane 3/1-7
Use It Tues Ch50 Uninked Stamp w/ bonus use Gold unlim 2/26-3/7

Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 2/24-3/9

Gingerloft GL59 Ribbons & Bows unlim 2/24-3/9

Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up unlim 3/4-10

Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: By the Numbers unlim 1 ribbon, 2 shades of blue cardstock/paper, 3 word sentiment 3/4-10

Party Time Tues PTT110 Die Cuts lim3 3rd 3/5-11

Word Art Wed Ch70 Anything Goes lim5 3rd 3/6-12

Crafty Ribbons Ch40 Anything goes w/ Ribbon unlim 2/28-3/13

Pink by Design Any Proj Any Theme Using Pink by Design Stamp unlim 3/3-16

Crafty Boots Old, New, Borrowed or Blue unlim have old, new in the way I made the bow & blue 3/4-17 12noon 
Paper Playtime Ch5 Anything Goes unlim 3/4-17
Victorine Originals Ch54 Anything Goes unlim 3/4-17

Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31


  1. CUTE! Thanks for playing along with us over at PP Anything Goes Challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  2. Sweet card. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. This is adorable, Melissa!! I love how the airplane is flying through the clouds!! Happy Wednesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. cute! thanks for linking up over at Craftin Desert Diva's

  5. Oh! I love this!! I have a thing for clouds! This is so cute!! Great card!!


  6. Oh how adorable! Love the sky background and the plane.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Means a lot to me.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Your bow looks great! I cannot tie bows for the life of me, so I guess I need to get a bow maker thing like you describe. Love the plane flying through the clouds-that would be very cool to actually be able to pilot a plane!!!!

  8. Great clouds on this! I watched a you tube video on how to make tiny bows using a fork! I never tried it. But it did make tiny bows! Carri~Abusybee

  9. cute card...I like the little plane and banner.
    I use a fork to make the teensiest of bows but I usually can tie them without the fork. Funny you mentioned this, though, as I just saw this little picture tutorial on tying the cutest little bows on Pinterest yesterday:
    I want to try those out at some point.

  10. Love the paper and the plane. Very Cute. Thank you for joining us over at Paper Playtime

  11. Very sweet Melissa
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  12. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    hugs Anke

  13. What a sweet toy airplane and card! Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  14. Another lovely creation, beautiful cloudy sky!
    Nice to see you participating in our challenge at Gingerloft!

  15. Awesome card! Love the clouds and that great airplane. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  16. Cute card, a delightful memento for the new parents to keep. Thanks for entering the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight. Hope to see you again soon.
    Sandy DT

  17. Very cute, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

  18. Very cute card. Love the CAS look!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  19. What a cute card. Love it's simple elegance...Thanks for inspiring us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Enjoy God's blessings daily. Hugs!

    JO ANN

  20. This is so wonderful!! I love the clouds!!!