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October 06, 2011

Happy Birthday McQueen Style :)

Michelle is here today to show us what she has been experimenting with :)

So, my son turned 2 on September 18th and we planned his party around a gift. He got a Cars Battery Operated Power Wheels. His cake was a racetrack complete with Cars characters racing on the track.

Well, let me just say how excited I was when I found the Cars Cricut Cartridge on clearance at Wal-mart. I found it a week before my son's big day! I made his Birthday card using the cartridge, but boy it took some trial and error!

I ended up enlarging McQueen twice and cutting the same cut three times. I love the details but my machine's speed at it's lowest was still to fast! I used McQueen at 2 3/4" cut and cut a shadow in black but adhered it off to one side, just so all my cuts can be attached as I went along. Afterwards I just fussy cut around to make the shadow look even all around. I also cut out the details in white, but only ended up using some pieces. For example: I ditched the whitewall tires and just colored in the rims with a marker. Also, just colored in the eyes and popped them back into the spaces cut. I placed white behind the lights and teeth because the detail pieces I just didn't like the look!

For the checked flag side piece I used a Fiskers Texture Plate and a textured Black cardstock with white core and sanded away for Black and White Checks. Placed pieces of scraps I had to make the background had a grandstand look.
I can't wait to get picture back and play with his Birthday Party pages!


  1. great card michelle! love the texture! jen t.

  2. This turned out amazing! Tammy

  3. Very cute Michelle and I bet the learning curve will be worth the trouble. This is going to be such a fun cartridge to have for your son and his layouts.

  4. So true Sandy! As much as, I love how Cricut cartridges make great elements that you can match each and every page. It is just as fun to pull out those old tools you got in the beginning! It's funny now that I think about it, because they had "that learning curve too" when you first got them!

  5. Very cute card!! My 2 year old will love it! Am sure you will love your machine in no time and master it! Happy learning:)


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