Friday, June 17, 2011

Father & Son Tiger Card

My son and I had so much fun creating this tiger-themed Fathers Day card for my hubby.  Hubby loves tigers, so we chose to modify a cat from Create a Critter with orange and black stripes -- and it looks very tiger-like!

Of course, mommy did most of the designing, but my two-year old son is getting quite proficient at loading the cutting mat for me!  He wants to pretend "JonJon's cricut" while I'm working, so I now have to be sure the power cord is unplugged when not in use.

Here's our resulting easel card:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - Easel Card (5x5")
  • Papers - striped paper from My Mind's Eye: Magnolia; textured cardstock by The Paper Studio; all others from scrap
  • Cricut Cuts - all cuts from Create a Critter; tigers are <cat1> on page 29; flag from page 28 without Layer 1; sentiment from page 49 (phrase); letters for "GRRREAT" from Opposites Attract using both Opposite and Opposite Shadow functions.
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - Dots & Spots on green background layer
  • Other - doodling and faux stitching with white Gelly Roll pen; inside sentiment printed with my computer; pop dots elevate tigers, flag, and "GRRREAT" sentiment.

My son created artwork with his crayons to insert into the envelope, too.  (Just like Mommy, he does his best work in PJs and with a snack.  See the rogue animal cracker?)

I also wanted to do a handprint with him, but it just wasn't happening this morning.  He's usually super eager to get into my ink pads, but I guess the Terrible Twos were rearing their ugly head.

Hubby will be away on his mission trip on Fathers Day, so I'm packing this card in his luggage for him to open Sunday.  I hope it makes him feel loved even when away from us on dads' day.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut:  Challenge #38 - Fathers Day
Cricut Cardz Challenge #79 - Fathers Day
My Sheri Crafts:  Challenge #61 - Fathers Day


  1. What a super cute card--and your little one is just a doll! Great job!

  2. Your card is super cute and your little one is too. I would love for you to be a Guest Crafter on my site. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail.

    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  3. Tiger-rific card! Like how your son wants to create. See that you are being asked to be a guest crafter on Carson's Creations site which is awesome.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. That sure is a cute card that you and your son created for your husband. Your little boy is adorable. I like to scrap in my jammies too. I can do anything in my jammies! lol Congratulations for being asked to be a Guest Crafter at Carson's Creations. You go girl!!!!!

  5. Very cute! I have a seven year old little future artist so I love seeing other people's kids be creative too! Congratulations of being asked to be a guest crafter too!


  6. SO CUTE! Love your attention to details! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  7. This is just the cutest card:) I love it. It is so cheery!! TFS and thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking with Cricut:)

  8. This is so cute!! Love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  9. Adorable card, Jessica! Love the colors and all the sweet details. Your crafting partner is pretty cute, too! Thanks for linking up your project at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  10. Super cute card Jessica... and also that pic is cute too !
    Thanks for playing this week at CWC
    ~Maria Elena~ CWC DT