Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Original Cricut has a New Home!

I just found an wonderful home for my original Cricut machine. My best friend’s daughter, Grace is having a birthday and I thought this would be a fun present. Grace is turning 13 and has been crafting with me since she was three. My original bug is like new since I use either my Expression or E2 when I craft.
Since this is a used birthday gift, I wanted the presentation to be special.


Grace’s favorite cartridge is Pagoda so I thought she would enjoy having a card made from the Pagoda cartridge, and of course, the cartridge too. I cut the shape and layers at 4 ½ inches and used the glue and fold method to make the base of the card. I used the Plantin cartridge for the heart and Word for the sentiment.


I wrapped several sheets of 6 x 6 papers so she could practice her cuts and included a cutting guide. I also had two new mats that needed a good home.


Happy Early Birthday Grace!!

29 comments:

Madeylim said...

What a lovely gift. Bet she will be super happy!

Shawnee said...

How sweet. I bet she loves her gift. What a wonderful way to give such a special gift.

Karen said...

Linda so sweet so generous of you.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

How sweet, she is going to love it!! very cute card!!
Kristan

Crafting Katie said...

She is going to LOVE this! What a perfect gift!!!

Craft Me This said...

WOW how special. I have my little neighbors crafting with me now and they love it.

Melissa said...

This is great and the presentation is wonderful!

hm said...

She will be so happy! That must be the greatest gift ever for her!

Donna said...

Super sweet Linda. Grace is going to be one happy little girl. TFS.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Sandra Joy said...

Wow, this 13 year old is going to be so thrilled. And you've made it look so pretty!

Carolyn said...

You were so thoughtful. Grace is going to love everything. What a great card to go with it.ovessat

Deneen said...

That is so nice of you. I'm sure she will be thrilled with it.

Anonymous said...

Linda, she will love this gift. Love your bow.

Megan

tndj said...

I love the idea. Just have to find a grand daughter that loves to scrapbook and can give to her. Mine is just sitting there as I always use my expression. Oh. Love the card it is so cute.

Angi Barrs said...

Grace will love this sweet gift. :)

~ Lori ~ said...

That's awesome. Kudos to you for crafting with a child. That's wonderful.

Miranda said...

How sweet is that! :)

MizMaryAnn said...

I also have an Cricut Create I'm waiting to find a new home for. I'm thinking I'll give it to my daughter sometime soon. Grace will have so many junior high projects she will use her new Cricut on.

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

What an exciting gift for her! That's a terrific presentation too.

Momof4inArlington said...

This is truly a gift that keeps on giving! This is so sweet of you! The thoughtfulness of the gift is emphasized through all the add-on gifts!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun gift. I'll bet she'll be over the moon. I just love how you made that card.

Anonymous said...

How sweet!!!! You are a true ffriend & I am sure Grace is going to LOVE this!!!!!! God Bless You!!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

You are so sweet! Happy birthday to Grace!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! Love the card, so sweet :-) Love how you added the paper bundled up and the curly ribbon to the bug, looks so pretty! She is going to absolutely LOVE this!!! :-)

Donelda said...

I was thinking of doing this same idea with my son's girlfriend. I wasn't sure how she would feel about a "used" machine - but now I can tell her I saw you do the same thing !! Thanks for encouraging me to share :-)

dfites said...

Super sweet gift!!!

Kate said...

What a fun, fun gift for Grace! I'm sure she'll be so incredibly delighted! Your presentation is such a treat too!

Michele from MS said...

What a great gift! I am sure she will be thrilled and making wonderful projects to share!

Patty B said...

Super sweet gift! I bet she loved it!

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