Firstly I must give thanks to the two ladies; Peggy and Donna from Daily Grace Creations http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/hoohoot-had-birthday.html who inspired me to make this project on my new Create a Critter cartridge for my Cricut. It's not obvious straight away but it's actually an easel card.
The base card is 18cm wide and basic A4 length= 29.5. Score this in half and then score one half in half again; which is basically 14.7 and then 7.3cm
The topper with the owl on is 18cm by 14.7cm. The next layer is 17.5 by 14. The top layer is 16.5 by 13.5.
The owl is created on the Create a Critter cartridge and is sized at 23/4’s in
The branch is from the same Owl section of CAC at 2in
The sentiment on the topper was created on Serif Craft Artist Professional using the ‘Cheers’ letters at 0.5in. The base layer of the matting and layering underneath is 8.7 by 4.7cm with the top layer being 7.9 by 3.7.
The word hoot is from the CAC cartridge at 1.5in. The flower in the middle of the second ‘O’ is one of the flowers from the CAC cart; you have to cut it with a second flower but the other one can always be used on the envelope. The ‘in’ bit is in the same size from the ‘Cheers’ letters as is the ‘tootin birthday’ but they were 0.5in. All the words other than ‘hoot’ were printed on Safmat.
I custom made the envelope from a My Craft Studio cd rom called ‘Fab Glam fifties’ as they have a very easy section on that for doing just that. The back is width= 15.71, height= 19.5. The front is width=20.59, height=24.66