Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010, Dachshund Style

Happy 2010. This certainly promises to be a great year.

In order to create this card, I finally opened up the box containing my new Cricut. I am so grateful to my colleague who gave me a Cricut for Christmas. Yes, you are reading that right. She gave me a Cricut! For the past two weeks, however, I have been afraid to take it out of the box, not knowing exactly how to work a Cricut. But, when I had this idea for a card...I needed some die cut numerals, so I had to overcome my fear.

How fun the Cricut is! How easy the Cricut is! Wow!

I cut the numerals 2010 from black cardstock using the George cartridge that comes in the box. I then proceeded to glue them onto a white strip of Georgia Pacific cardstock where I had stamped the New Year's Eve dachshund image from Cowtown stamps using Marvy Dye black. I overlapped the last zero over the dachshund, and then stamped a duplicate image onto another sheet of paper and proceeded to color the image with Copic markers. I cut this image and lined it up on the strip so that the dachshund appears to be stepping from the zero. Neat, huh?

The sentiment is computer-generated. Patterned paper and a dog paw brad were also used to complete this card.

So, there you have it. This card meets the requirements of NYE09B on Splitcoast, which was to somehow showcase or use a noisemaker on your creation. And, this card also fits ssnotime120 Stamp Simply #120 challenge, which was to use something new. For me, that was my Cricut.

Here's hoping that 2010 is a real "weiner" for you.


nwilliams6 said...

Very cute card - great card to bring in the New Year with!

rscowtown said...

Kewl card with our New Year's doxie! Thanks!

Debbie, said...

Way cute card. I don't own a Cricut. Scares me. I hope to see lots more creative cards from you using yours. And what a cool coworker to give you one for Christmas. Yahoo! And congrats on your Buckeys win today!


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