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Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Super Hero

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
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The Gypsy File is available for this card by email. Just copy and paste this email to your personal email account and let me know which Gypsy file that you are wanting.

I received B is for Boy for my birthday from my sweet friend, Alice! THANK YOU ALICE!  I just couldn't’t wait to use it… My son’s birthday is Wednesday the 23rd… just 10 days after mine… when I saw the little boy on this cart… I could so see my John-Robert when he was all little again running around in his super hero capes… he loved being a super hero… I knew if I could figure out how to add the cape exactly what this card was going to look like. John-Robert will be 23 and did grow up to be a super hero for God… he loves spending his time with kids and youth teaching them all about how much God loves them.. In the summer he is Camp Director at RA Camp ( a church camp). And he loves it!!.. Any time through out the year that he gets a chance to share God with a group of kids he is off and running… so this card is super fitting!!.

I read recently in a poll done that more people liked picture tutorials.. I will have to prefect that… that is what I am switching to for now… unless I get lots of request for the videos again or unless a card just needs a video to explain it!!… just let me know how you feel. Hugs, Jeannie

B is for Boy
Boy and its layers cut @ h 2.28.… set the height and the widths will be right…on the Cricut I would cut these @ 2 ¼ inches.
Circle (quarter of a circle at corner of card) cut @ h w 4.32 x 4.40... I put a but a rectangle on the mat the size of my background piece or paper, placed it in the bottom corner and then placed the circle on that.. I deleted the rectangle before I cut… you will have to use an exacto knife to finish cutting the circle to the edge of the paper…..using the Cricut I would cut this circle @ 4 1.2 inches… I would lay my background piece of paper over this and mark it and trim off the part that didn’t cut using the Gypsy.
Rounded off Triangle for the cape cut @ w 1.32 x h 1.06... I place a circle cut @ w 0.61 x h 0.57 on top of the triangle to make the neck of the cape… do not weld these two pieces together…. On the Cricut I would cut this at 1 ½ inches…and trim out the neck with scissors.
All Mixed Up
“Super Hero” cut @ h 0.85.. Set the height and the width will be right on all the letters… I did use the button with the circles to make the e’s smaller… then I scooted the letter together…and use the twisty button to turn the letter the way that I needed them to be welded…the easiest way to do this is to place them in the inside edge of the circle as you work then move them after you group and weld them just like you want them…. On the Cricut I would cut these at ¾ an inch.. You might cut the e’s at 1 /2 and inch.
Give A Hoot
Ties for the cape cut @ w 1.47 x h 0.39 …on the Cricut I would try ½ and inch.
There are several bows you could use on different carts.

I grouped all the things by color before I cut them out. The circle is moved to the edge so that it will cut the sides off...I did have to take an exacto knife to cut the circle to the edge just a pinch on the top and bottom.. to get the circle the right size I added a rectangle the size of my background piece to the bottom edge of the mat...then I placed the circle where I wanted it and deleted the rectangle.

Super Hero is welded and grouped together... the circles are placed on the rounded triangles so that there will be a scoop for the neck in the "cape".. do not weld these pieces you want the circle to cut into the triangle.

Here is what all the pieced look like cut out.

I made the Happy Birthday background paper on my computer... and created the sentiment on my computer.

I drew the face on the boy with a fine tip black marker (.005).. I added brown around the blacks of his eyes with brown sharpie... and added freckles... I used pink chalk for his cheeks...and added a white dot to the cheeks and eyes with a white gel pen....I used a brown sharpie to add to the hair...and a white gel pen to add stitches to the pants.

I love sharing the instructions and files for my cards but I do ask that if you use my instructions or files to recreate my card and place it on your blog or somebody else’s blog that you give me the credit for the original design. I also ask that you do not submit my designs for publication, profit or for any contest. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

How CUTE! I am sure that John Robert will get a kick out of it and remember back when he was small. It also should bring a BIG smile to his face when he realizes that he is still a SUPER HERO.
Happy Birthday John Robert

You did a great job with the face. I thought that it was stamped until you said that you drew it. WOW

Keep creating. I love your blog and seeing your beautiful creations.

Marjorie from TX
marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Sharon said...

This is such a wonderful card and I just love your story about John-Robert!! I've been missing your videos!! I like picture tutorials just fine but I really enjoy the videos!!! Your's are wonderful!! :)

Sandy Bayles said...

I love the video's. I love to hear your accent which alot of us have them. I love this card and John-Robert is a lucky guy to have a Mom like you as is Madison. Another great job. I will try and call you again soon. Your card friend...

~JulieH~ said...

Hiya Jeannie
What a fabulous card! John Robert will love it! Love that little super hero and the backing paper you created is wonderful.
Great tutorial Jeannie but I must say I love seeing your videos! So my vote is videos!

Crayola58 said...

What a cute super hero card for your super hero son.

Alice said...

OH Jeannie
What an amazing card!! No wonder you were so excited about it. I think you did a wonderful job and I am sure that he will love the card. Hahaha such memories. I am sure that you were smiling while you were making this card.
Happy Birthday to John Robert and I hope he loved it just as much as we do =)

As for the videos. I love the picture tutorials as they help me see but the videos show me how you make the cards but i know how much time the videos take so I guess for me as much as I love the videos I would be happy with either =) I know you have a busy life =)

I don't think any little boy grow out of being super heros...just bigger ones =)

Great job!

PenLight said...

SUPER cute super hero card. Well done, friend! I liked hearing your voice on the video. I just like the pictures because they don't take as much time on my end. Probably not on your end either!

Sheena said...

Great card!! I bet John-Robert is going to love it. Great story behind it :) Happy Birthday to your Son!!!

Hugs, Sheena

Maryellen said...

This is a super cute birthday card!
Happy Birthday John Robert! My birthday is coming up too! It's August 4th. I'm going to be 29 again!!! HAHAHA!

Michelle said...

Your work is so creative I love stopping by here you are so talented.

Take Care

Cricut Couple said...

Perfection as usual Jeannie! Love it! The details you did on the super hero are so cute! Love the little freckles and red hair!

Susan Vilar said...


Hop on over to my blog and pick up the two awards...

You inspire me more than you could ever imagine, and I just wanted you to know!!

joeygirl86 said...

lol thanks too cute! :)

Lisa said...


What a precious card....soooo sweet! I just love it! Thanks so much for all of the encouraging and kind comments you have always given my on the Cricut messageboards. I don't usually get many, so the ones I get mean a lot! Especially coming from someone as talented as yourself! You even inspired me to start my own blog to share my cards! Thanks so much :) Big hugs!!!!

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