Saturday, April 3, 2010

Have a hoot on your birthday card made with Just because cards.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a card I made using the Just Because Cards cartridge and some FABULOUS American Crafts paper. I was having a bad day the other day when I made this, so I needed a little bit of a pick up. This paper and this cute little owl did the trick!

I cut him at 9 1/4". However, I cut his shadow at 9" and another at 8 3/4". They layered beautifully. I just hate the fat shadows, which unfortunately this cartridge does....BUT I figured out that in most cases you can cut the shadow smaller and it will work. Gotta love it when stuff like that happens!!

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.




Have a wonderful day!!



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82 comments:

yvette said...

Awww the owl is just so cute!! I agree on the fat shadow thing. I prefer a tiny shadow too, so it's goot to know that cutting it smaller works for this cart :)

Hope you are having a better day today :)

Brenda said...

Very cute card. Owls having a special memory for me and my now 18yr old son. Glad to hear about the shadow cutting. Can't wait to get this cart. TFS

Sandy Davis said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing the idea of multiple layers for shadowing.

Kel said...

Yeah, this card will pick anyone up. I made an owl card the other day and left the sentiment. "Have a hoot..." is too cute. I will be adding that to mine (;

Ann said...

THIS WOULD BE A GOOD MALE-TYPE CARD. THIS IS A DEFINITELY MUST HAVE ON MY LIST OF WANTS. CAN'T BELIEVE I AM THE 4TH TO POST, GUESS EVERYBODY IS BUSY WITH EASTER. HOPPY EASTER!
ANN

Amy said...

Very cute! I see that cart has everything. I need it! Thank you for sharing that with us.

eileen said...

sorry you were having a bad day,but the card is adorable. efghaus@yahoo.com

Linda L said...

Oh he is a hoot! Love your card.
Thanks for the cutting tip.

maryanns said...

Thanks for the tip about shadowing the owl. I just received the Just Because cartridge and can't wait to use it next week.! Hope you are having better days!!!

Carol<>< said...

Oh.....I love the smaller shadow also! thanks for the tip will definitely try that...great card!
Carol N<><

Sharon said...

I have a friend who collects owls, so I'm always looking for one for her. This will be a great one! Thanks for the tip about the fat shadows. This card is on my must have list!

Anonymous said...

What a cute card!!!! I can't wait to get this cartridge:) Everything you gals have done are so cute!
TFS
Lynda

okiemomofthree said...

sooo cute!

aidensmom said...

The owl is too cute. I like the wink. ;) THanks for the tip, that's good stuff! HAPPY EASTER!

Dawn said...

love the owl. it is so cute. thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

So cute!! Hope today is better!

Donna said...

This owl card will perk up anyone's day. TFS

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Aeify said...

Thanks so much!! This card made me smile!!

Santaread said...

What a hoot she's so cute.

Melissa said...

Adorable! I certainly had a hoot on my last birthday!

JPALM3746 said...

Thanks for the shadowing information, you are awesome. The owl is cute too. LOL

Liliana said...

I love the owl! I think I need to get this cart! Thanks for sharing.

mea5798 said...

too cute and the background colors are very springy! thank you for sharing..
marie sierra
mea57_98@yahoo.com

eiyiyi said...

Love the owl and the narrow shadow. All of your cards this week have been gorgeous. I just had time to look at them but not comment. Beautiful job as always.

JenE said...

This is just the cutest card! Good thinking about the shadowing if you want a smaller one.
TFS~
Jennifer, blossom93 at yahoo dot com

Lori with: SimplyMadeScrapbooks said...

Cute card, can't wait to get that cart
thanks
Lori

pcmom114 said...

This cartridge is at the top of my wish list!!!

Short Scrapper said...

Cute card! It's easy to see why this card would perk you up. TFS

Lorus! said...

I love the winking owl! Very good tip on using smaller shadows.

Anonymous said...

Nancy B....

I also just got this cart. Thanks for the tip on the shadow feature.

Love the card, the paper is so pretty.

Hope your day is a better one.

*kbcraftcorner* said...

That owl is just too cute! Thanks for the tip on the shadows!

Carrie said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing the cutting tip for shadows. Never would've thought of that.

cal8007 said...

Just looking at that owl made me smile, I love this cart! I hope you are feeling better, Melanie. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Carla said...

A very cute owl card. Love it.

luckiepup@yahoo.com

katschriber said...

too cute. this little guys would be great on a graduation card too.

tfs,
kat

crazyaboutcricut said...

How cute is that owl?? I love how he is winking! I just got this cart yesterday, so I can't wait to try this card. And that tip about the shadow is VERY helpful, since I don't like a fat shadow either :)

debbie susee said...

Cute card. I may have to get that stamp to use with my Paisley cartridge owl.

Shirley said...

The owl is adorable!Thanks for sharing your ideas and "HAPPY EASTER!"

racinggrandma61 said...

very cute

DoriG said...

CUTE! The card is simple and charming.

Angie Little said...

Very cute! Love the ribbon and bling too.
TFS.

Linda said...

I agree that card would pick anyones day up. I have trouble with shadowing. I try and cut the shadow the same size as the object. Guess I should up the shadow size by 1/2 inch.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

texaslady said...

Thanks for the tip and after making that card you gotta be in a better mood.

mdog said...

Too, too cute!

josh said...

Pretty darn cute card. An owl that looks like that will definately cheer anyone up
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Thanks for the tip on the shadowing. He's kind of a strange looking little owl..

Angela Willmon said...

Well, that owl would perk anyone up! Thanks for the shadow tips. I love the winking eye. Happy Easter Weekend. (awillmon39@aol.com)

Anonymous said...

I love owls and the card is so cute!

Joye B
joyebr@juno.com

Brens Designs said...

Awww... That is adorable! Love this card!!!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Oh, cute card! Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for all you do. Have a great weekend!

Nana Mouse said...

Soooooooo happy you were able to brighten your day with this adorable card. Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Cute card! I'm amazed that you can still be so creative even when having a bad day. Hope things go better for the Easter weekend!

Kendra-Sue said...

what a fun card. I like the ribbon and the colors.

chriswooten57 said...

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chriswooten57
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

justhaveinfun said...

Cute card. Love the owl. Have a great weekend. TFS :O)

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

I really like your card, very cute. I just received this cart and am having alot of trouble figuring out all the cuts since the whole type pad is envelopes. Would you have any suggestions?
Pls email if you could help.
Thanks Gina
raegina at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Super cute card. Lovin the little colorful owl:) Thanks for sharing.
Monica L.
monita23@ca.rr.com

Crhiga said...

The card is so adorable. Need to get the cartridge.

Carol

Julie said...

Wish I'd had this cartridge for my dd b-day card. It is so cute and she's now 23! My baby! Maybe next year.

Ryansmaama said...

Love the owl. Thanks for the tip about the shadowing. Hope your day got better.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

aidensmom said...

I bought this cartridge last night after seeing this card! Can't wait until it arrives!

ckeller219 said...

So very cute. This would pick up your spirits.

Grandma Nancy said...

Another very cute card!

Anonymous said...

So cutesy!!

deelepage@hotmail.com

**Treefrog** said...

Love the card! Great colors papers and the little owl is adorable! TFS
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Janis said...

I love this card! That cart is on my list for buying next. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Sharon said...

So so cute!! That owl is adorable! :)

miislucky said...

It's such a cute owl. I like this one for b-days so I'm going to try it out for my nephew Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Very cute owl card. Thanks
Erin K.
ekell77@hotmail.com

Holly said...

So cute! I love the owl. I agree about the shadows and also that not all cartridges match up if you cut the shadow smaller. Good to know this one does. I can't wait to get this cartridge.

Brenda said...

This is sooo adorable, love the owl! I also love how you used the punch on different colored paper to make the background!! Very crafty idea! :) I will have to keep this in mind! LOVE IT!! :)
Thank you for sharing!

cardchick said...

ooooh he is too cute...these little tips sure do help...

Lisa said...

Too stinkin' cute!!! Love the owl, but I love about every owl out there!!!! Great job Melanie! I just love to see all your creations!

Thanks again!!

Lisa :)

katschriber said...

i like the 'touch' of shadow also. never thought too much of 'fat' ones, but now that you mention it, i too would rather have a light shadow.

tfs,
kat

flowerdisco said...

He is so cute Mel. I hope you doing well!

Leah said...

How totally cute! He's precious! Great card! TFS

Jingle said...

Super cute!

Michele said...

Love how the owl is winking!

Lynn said...

Cute card. Love the eyes. cberrylynn

scrapguy said...

LOVE LVOE LVOE this card! super duper cute!!!

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

This owl is cute. Another "must have" cartridge.
RebeccaJane:)

Mom 'N Dot Scrapbooks said...

Melanie- I love the color combination on the Owl! And the paper goes perfect with it! You are a great paper crafter! Thank you for all the great idea!

 
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