Monday, June 11, 2012

For Dad Golf Cart -Fantabulous Cricut Challenge project

Hello, for today's My Craft Spot Challenge please click -HERE.

It's another Fantabulous Monday which brings another challenge from Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, this week we are celebrating our wonderful fathers.
 Challenge #115 -Fathers Day
Make a project using an outdoor theme, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking etc.
For my outdoor theme I choose golf, because my honey is getting a new set of clubs this year... shhhhh.
I have another amazing shape card to share! Do you have Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge and have not played with it for a while?  Well then, it's time to blow the dust of that one and use it!  Yep I used Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge the images are from pg. 54 of the handbook. I used the golf cart, bag with clubs, flag, tee, and the ball image.
By layering several layers and cutting different colors of cardstock for one image you get an amazing 3-d look.  For example, for the golf bag with clubs I used two different colors, red for the bag and silver for the clubs (I also cut the flag pole with the silver at the same time). 
Below: I've cut the red bag three times, for the silver I only needed the clubs cut, so on my gypsy I pulled the image down toward the bottom right of the mat leaving only the clubs and just the top of the bag showing.  
I hope this gives you an idea of how I make my detailed, layered, shape cards.
 I've thought about making a video, if you are interested leave a comment so I know there is an interest ;)
This card will fit an A2 size envelop, my card measures approximately 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
I love the "for Dad" tag wrapped around the golf cart, it's from the stamp set Tiny Tags, the Bakers Twine name is Vintage Cherry both can be purchased from My Craft Spot.  I love the Tiny Tags Stamp Set.
All the cardstock is from Stampin Up, except for the "designer seat cover" and "steering wheel cover" (patterned paper I had is my stash), the grass cut using the Martha Stewart grass border punch with Coordinations cardstock.
All images were inked up using Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Tea Dye except the tag and blue background.
Here is a side view of the golf bag, 
Close up view of bag, tee and golf ball. I poked holes to give the bag a "faux stitching" look added a stitched 3-d pocket.
Close up of the golf cart, my husband's nickname is "Slick" so I cut the word using the Birthday Bash cartridge, the used the cut out image as a stencil and sponged the word onto the cart, looks cool! 
Lifting the golf cart front
I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the blue cardstock to look like the sky.
I decided to make this a tri-fold card so there would be a larger area for my girls to write a message to dad. It's longer then 12"x 12" that is why the blue cardstock is hanging over the edge.

That's my Father's Day card, I hope you were inspired in some way.
Remember to  head over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the other great projects that the design team has created, and we would love you to join us for This Weeks Challenge -"Father's Day"  -HERE.

Remember if you're interested in seeing a video of how I make my shape cards let me know by leaving a comment ;)
So glad you took the time to visit today, thank you!


  1. This is fabulous, Robin! I love all the layers! Your husband is going to love it! ~Hugs, Saundra

  2. totally AWESOME card! Your husband will love it.

  3. This is amazing, Robin! You have such incredible talent! I just love the layers on your golf cart and accessories. Everything about this looks fabulous!!
    Small Bits of Paper

  4. Oh wow...what an amazing card Robin! I love the 3D look you were able to achieve, that golf cart is really something else! The "stitching" is such a wonderful touch and adds so much to your this!

  5. This really turned out great! Love all the details. TFS.

  6. I just love the 3D look of this card. I love the paper doll carts there are so many hidden gems and found some great ones. I love your details especially the holes in the bag. Great instructions and amazing card.

  7. Your hubby is going to LOVE this!! Wow, what a fabulous job:) Love this!
    Sherrie K

  8. would love to see this in a video too!

  9. I love your 3D cards...a video would be GREAT

  10. LOVE this card. I would love a video or the gypsy file.

    -Jalayne K.

  11. Wow! This is amazing! Love what you did with the golf cart!


  13. That's a gorgeous card Robin. Love the fold, distressing and image layering.

  14. What a wonderful card! I am a new Cricut user, so I would love to see a video on making such an awesome card! I also own a Gypsy, but haven't used it yet (blush).

  15. I have just stumbled across your blog and am absolutely amazed with your work. What works of art you have created. I would love to see the video of how you do your cards. This makes me want to run upstairs and get creating - well at least attemp to create.

    Thank you

  16. Wow! you make the BEST cards!!! I would love some video's on how you make them please? I have been contemplating getting a I think I really do need one,thanks Robin LOL maybe I should just go ahead & hand over my bank account to Provo craft...make life easier LOLLL!

  17. Please, please, please make a video of ALL you do. I'm just learning, and you are a great teacher! I don't have a gypsy yet...YET :( Thank you for sharing, and please keep'em coming. Your cards are AMAZING !!

    Theresa Johnson

  18. This card is adorable!!! I love all the details!!! Your cards are amazing & I would love to see a video of how you make your shape cards.


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