Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Bill!

Sunday was my husband’s birthday and I thought it would be fun to make him a football card and gift box. Bill is from Missoula, Montana and is a University of Montana Grizzly fan.

Joy from Everyday Cricut made a similar card and box last year and I finally had an occasion to make them both. Mine is a little different plus I added a sentiment to the front of the card.


This card is cut at four inches and is from the Wrap It Up Cartridge. I cut the card twice, once in black and once in brown. I trimmed the brown piece so it fit the base card and ran it through the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. I added the layers which were cut out of silver metallic paper. I used the Beyond Birthdays cartridge to cut the sentiment and the shadow at 3 ½ inches. And of course, I used the Grizzly’s team colors!


I printed the Grizzly logo on photographic paper and hand trimmed it.


The gift box is also from the Wrap It Up cartridge and is cut at 11 inches. I cut the layers out of metallic silver paper and cuttlebugged the football. The pennant is clip art.
Recipe:
Cricut “Wrap It Up” Cartridge
Cricut “Beyond Birthdays” Cartridge
Brown and metallic silver paper from my stash
Cuttlebug “Tiny Bubbles” embossing folder
Grizzly clip art

Have a great day and stay tuned for a unique and practical project video.

26 comments:

Crafting Katie said...

Happy birthday to Bill! I'm sure he loved his card and box - they are absolutely adorable! The texture on your football makes it look so real!

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

I bet your husband was very impressed with your card and gift box! I know I am! They turned out great.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Deneen said...

Happy Birthday Bill! The card and gift box are fabulous!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Bill. Love the card and box Linda. Thanks for sharing. Go Griz!!, great game!!!

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Bill! Great card and box for a football fan!

Kards by Kadie said...

I'm sure that your hubby loved his birthday card and was speechless on the giftbox. EXCELLENT JOB Linda - You did an AMAZING JOB! Think I might have to make this project for my grandson who plays football and is actually pretty darn good!

~ Lori ~ said...

Awesome project! I love the football card.

Running Turtle said...

This is awesome!!! I love the card and box~
TinaB
http://ollieanddextersmommy.blogspot.com

Carole said...

Very cool masculine card and gift box.

VA said...

Great Birthday card! And a Happy Birthday to Bill! I'm sure that he enjoyed his card and box!

MizMaryAnn said...

My hubby's name is Bill also, only he's a Washington State Cougar! He said he bleeds crimson! Happy birthday Bill.

Kate said...

What a fabulous set! I remember seeing the card on Joy's blog last year as well - and ended up making one for my daughter's friend. Aren't they fun?! You did a wonderful job with both your card and box!

Kate said...

Oops! I forgot to say... Happy birthday Bill!

Staying Crafty said...

Very cute stuff! I especially love how you did the box with the embossing and the little flag :)

ScrappyKsue said...

Love this! My hubby's bday is coming up and he is the biggest football fan I have ever seen! This would be perfect! Thanks!

Dana said...

I drove through Missoula once and swore that I would one day live there! It was so pretty!! Perfect size, too... Not sure it'll ever happen but one can dream!
Fabulous projects! Happy bday to hubs!

A splash here and there said...

Happy birthday, Bill! What a lovely card and box, Linda! Using the the CB folder was a nice touch for added dimension - very clever of you!

;)Melody

Adrian said...

very cute!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

How cute this is... I am sure he loved it... I may have to scraplift this if you don't mind.. Super cute.

tina said...

Happy Birthday to Bill. Great projects.

Tina

Sharron said...

Just so glad i came across your page, trying to set up one for myself have a hard time need help, so if there is anyone out there please help...

Pat said...

Have a wonderful day & a Happy Birthday to you.
Love the box and card.
Thanks,
Pat

Nancy said...

How cute. Need to look @ that cartridge. May just have to treat myself.

twk said...

Love the football box!

lovestowearhats said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby and OH do I LOVE Missoula! My mom and step pop used to live in Clinton and we shopped all the time in Missoula. Hated Malfunction Junction though! haha!

cindy godleski said...

You have such great ideas! Love the football card.

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