Emmet Lego Movie Birthday Card – Free Emmet SVG Cutting File

Emmet Lego Movie Card

Everything (about this card) is awesome!

I made this for a very special four-year-old’s birthday party this weekend. Like it? Want to make one yourself?

I created the SVG cut file for my Cricut SCAL. Feel free to email me at gspeegle@gmail.com for the free file (WordPress doesn’t let me attach SVG files), if you want to make a card for yourself as well.

For Emmet’s outfit, I chalked the edges with light blue and then added some custom details with a Sharpie and strips of hand-cut gum wrapper. I printed out this image on the side here so that I could cut out the hair, smile and Emmet badge.

Lego MovieI also cut out several .5 inch circles and inked them with green Color Box Cat’s Eye chalk ink, before affixing them to the background with foam pop dots.

Inside, is a custom song, based on the “Everything is Awesome” tune from the Lego Movie:

“Everything is awesome!

Everything is awesome when you’re no longer three.

Everything is awesoooooome

At your birthday party!”

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

It’s a 50’s Thing – FREE Pin-Up Collage Image Included

I love the kitsch of 1950’s retro. Just absolutely love it. Paper crafting is a way for me to enjoy ephemera in a whole new way – by taking the illustrations I love and making one-of-a-kind collage art from them.

Below are some of my recent creations. I have also included a free “Pressed for Time” pin-up image, which is a one-of-a-kind collage I made myself. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, You Animal Pin-Up Card

Happy Birthday, You Animal

Retro Love U Card

Love U

Set of Two All Occasion Cards

Set of Two Cards

Pressed For Time (I’m also a huge fan of puns)

Pressed for Time

Like that last card? Here is the image I made using Photoshop. Feel free to save it and incorporate it in your own crafts.pressed for timeBe sure to check out my Etsy shop for lots more goodies. Thanks for supporting handmade!

xoxo

Genevieve

A Birthday Cocktail For You!

Happy hour cocktails for a happy birthday!
My work buddy loves the retro and Vintage style cards I make,
so I wanted to do something extra special for her this week.
I started with this fabulous balloon/music note sheet from Glitz Design
(I’ve been waiting to use it for over a year!)
I found some of these chipboard frames a little while back and painted this one a yellow gold to match the tones in this Vintage image.  The frame was a perfect fit!

Clusters of embellishments really make a card (or layout) stand out. 
Here I used several crocheted flowers, a fabric brad, hand-tied button and two pins.

Inside the card, I used a journal frame from Cosmo Cricket and stamped “Happy Birthday” on it, along with some flowers (there are tiny rhinestones in the center of each one, too).
Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve

More Chic Than Shabby

I love the shabby chic lifestyle! 
It makes me feel all warm and squishy just walking through an Anthropologie shop!  I run my hands along the silky soft quilts and smell the sweet fragrance of roses on each paper and twine wrapped soap. 
Working on shabby chic inspired greeting cards makes me feel that way too.  It gives me the cottage fix I’m looking for from time to time.  I love to see the way that a person’s eyes seem to soften and a tiny sigh escapes when holding one of my pink, glittery greetings.  That’s the feeling I want to inspire.
Stop by my Etsy shop to see all these fun, whimsical greetings, plus lots more! These are perfect for any occasion and are also great for framing (this one would make a lovely gift in a shadow box).
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Happy Birthday, Honey!

Today is my hubby’s 30th birthday!  WHOO!
After a fun day of shopping at Paradise Pen (his new favorite store), we celebrated with pizza and Starbucks.  Our 4-yr-old even did a fabulous birthday dance in the living room.  Not too shabby.
I made Mike this cute card this morning.  I have a tradition of making him hedgehog cards for all occasions.  I loved this darling image.  🙂
I used Spellbinders dies for the shape (had to cut the black matting behind the image and yellow card stock by hand).

Chargers for the Win!

My father-in-law is a huge Chargers fan and I knew he was getting tickets to a game for his birthday, so I just had to make something football related.
So, what did I do?  I busted out my trusty ol’ Photoshop and got to work!  I found his profile picture from Facebook and then removed his head (wah, ha, ha ~ mad scientist laugh) and added it to this football picture I found in a google search.
Love it!  This picture makes me laugh every time!