Yesterday, my son had a birthday party to go to....this is a big deal as Robbie has autism and finds parties can be overwhelming. It took a lot to persuading to convince him to go as this was a new friend and we would be going to a new place. "New" anything is very overwhelming to him. He did ok at the party - sat nicely - but very sadly, would not participate in anything. I was really bummed out.
Anyhow, I needed a large bag for the birthday present and of course, found out I didn't have a pre-made one in my stash. So, I repurposed a Coldwater Creek bag and decided to write out the birthday boy's name using the Cricut Zoo Day Lite cartridge. Quickly, by cutting the letters at 2-3/4", I was able to make this title bar for the bag (also covering up the label..). Wiggle eyes added some interest. Paper was from Hobby Lobby's animal print stack.
Of course, there was a label on the other side of the bag that needed attention so I opened up Cricut "Life's A Party" cartridge and found this shadowed "Happy Birthday" sentiment., which I cut at 2-1/2". I love the chunky font for kid's projects!
Finally, I made the simplest card I've ever done....I cut this paw print card from Life's A Party at 4-3/4". I cut the paw print layer at 4-1/2" so I could have a border of green. I cut a 4" x 4" black square to go behind the paw print cut out since I didn't want that to be green. Unlayered sentiment is also from the same cartridge and cut at 1". It can be layered but the layer had circular cutouts that didn't work so well at such a small size. Ribbon by Stampin Up!
This was a quick and easy project for a kid's gift!
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