Saturday, July 6, 2013

Going for a Tractor Ride

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome back and thanks for stopping by!
Yesterday was a productive day...our cable/internet/phone service was out for half the day; therefore, I spent my time focused on crafting and not reading (or surfing) on the computer. Wow! I need to turn off the computer and more work will get accomplished.
I was asked to make a birthday card for a little boy (pronounced Jobe) who loves tractors. My first thought was John Deere and the colors green and yellow. Plus, every tractor has to have enormous wheels!
I used the following sketch from Mojo Monday. What a fun layout!
I was trying to add some stitching around the edges and the thread came undone (the sewing machine and I are still trying to get to know each other), but I didn't notice until I had part of one side stitched. After examining the edge, I decided I liked the look and continued around the entire border. I also discovered a trick how to keep my lines straight. Now I am feeling confident to do some more stitching on my cards! I told you it was a productive day!
K&Company paper ~ Edamame stack
olive green, yellow, black, and cream card stock
Boys Will be Boys Cricut cartridge ~ tractor (p. 37) cut at 2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge ~ font cut at 1/2"
Other Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack ~ Anything Goes

Stay Creative,


  1. Terrific card! I am sure he will love it. I love stitching too, I really need to incorporate it more into my projects. Just look at it this way you found a faster and easier way to do paper piercing. Now you can add that onto your list of things you learned today lol.
    Have a great day,


  2. Fun boy card. We saw lots of tractors at the county fair yesterday. I am glad you had lots of time to craft. Yes
    I agree surfing the web takes a lot more time than you ever plan. Too many cute ideas out there by talented crafters.

  3. Sooo cute! I love making little boy cards and this one is perfect!


  4. This is just wonderful. Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “On The Farm” Linky Party.
    Craftin Desert Diva's

  5. What an adorable card! I love it. TFS.

  6. What a sweet card for Job! I'm sure he will love it. I love it! TFS! And thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Funday Friday!!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  7. Cute card love the tractor !!


  8. This is such a cute little card!

  9. Your birthday card is adorable! Any little boy would love it:) The tractor cut is awesome and love how you did the piercing..whether you meant to or not) hehe! It looks fabulous!
    Sherrie K

  10. Great card! I love how it has where it was threaded, it looks neat :)


  11. What a cute card for a little boy! I love your JD tractor! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)


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