Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Super Mario!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  The end of my vacation is nearly upon me - it has been wonderful and relaxing.  Yesterday, I took the kids to the Valley and we went Blueberry picking.  Last night, Mike and I made 20 jars of jam - which is about a third of the jars I will be making before I go back to work, but more about that in another post.

Today I am sharing a cute little card I made a week or so ago.  Andrew had a birthday party to go to and he asked me to make a Super Mario card.  What?  There isn't a cartridge that has Super Mario - it was one of the few moments I wished I had SVG cutting ability.  Then, I put my thinking cap on, and thought, I can do this...  I can create something.  Here is what I came up with:


It turned out pretty cute, didn't it?  I couldn't figure out a way to create Mario or Luigi, but those little mushrooms, I can do that!  I grabbed my Gypsy girl, and using George and Basic Shapes, I welded a few shapes together and VOILA a Mario mushroom.  The "M" - which is meant to be the Mario symbol, is from the Mickey font.  I did a little bit of shadowing on the mushroom with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. The paper is mostly from Recollections, and I did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens, and used my TPC Studio Greeting set for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.  It's a great basic sentiment set.


Andrew was so excited when he got home, and saw I had made a Mario card, and I think it was a hit with his friends too.  Last weekend he had a play date with one of the other boys who was at the party.  That little boy has a birthday party coming up on August 31st and he asked me to make him the same card :)

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Sassy Cheryl's - happy birthday
Craft Your Passion - use 3 of something (mushrooms) 
Created With Love - 3 of a kind (mushrooms)
Creative Mondays - for a kid
Fashionista Challenge - card for a child
Paper Pretties - cards for kids
Make it Monday - anything goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - anything goes for a child
Eureka Stamps - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes

I'll be back tomorrow, assuming I get some crafting time today :)  See you then!

A la prochaine...

27 comments:

craftin-dawn said...

What a cute Mario card! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Created With Love Challenges
DawnD

Heather said...

Very cute. I had some nephews that would have loved this when they were younger.

Brigitte said...

This is so very cute!!!! You did awesome, I totally dig your Mario card! Hugs, Brigitte

readysetstamp said...

What a darling idea! I love how you were able to incorporate so many thing to enter the challenges! Now THAT's thinking outside the box! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Cheryl said...

Oh how adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Rose Petal said...

Hi Michelle. This is a great, bright and happy card. Love the characters. Thanks for sharing at Created with love.
Sandra

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a cute card the kids would love this one. Great Job and thanks so much for joining in on our fun at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda

Evelina Wikberg said...

Such a cool card. Perfect for a Mario fan. Have a good week.Thanks for joining in at Craft Your Passion. Hugs Eva GDT xx

Wedgie said...

Awesome card!
Saw you on Make it Monday!
Wedgie xxx

Candy C said...

Your Super Mario birthday card is very cute. What child wouldn't love this who knows anything about video games? :) Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Shirley said...

This is such an adorable and cute card Michelle. What a great idea you had and it has worked out beautifully. I spotted your card on the Make it Monday blog and popped over to say hello.

Shirley

Rachel said...

So clever with the mushrooms! Love Mario Bros!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

This is adorable, going to have to CASE it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Eureka Stamps;)

Brenda said...

Wow, you did an awesome job! I love it and it couldn't have been any better if you would have had SCAL! lol I think you were very clever in making this card, so hats off to you!

Shirley-anne said...

You have talent! Perfect Mario card . Those Mushrooms are divine .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your Super Mario Card, with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow, love your colors and the image is just great. Hugs Terry xxxx

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fantastic Super Mario card. It's just darling. Love it.
Thanks for playing in the Birthday challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck..

Caz xx CYP DT

jkreucher said...

How fun is this! what a great theme idea! sweet as can be Birthday Card!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Birthday challenge this week!
Judy

Karen Hasheck said...

What a great card- any child would love receiving this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and good luck in the drawings!

Scrappin Mama said...

Such a cute card, Any kid would love to have this card. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
Lisa O

Joey said...

Michelle this is a fantastic card! love it, my son would love it too :) its so creative. Joey x

Andrea said...

Fun card! Great use of the 3 of a kind. Thanks for playing along with Created With Love Challenges.

Suzie's Card Den said...

What a great card for a child, just perfect for our challenge Card for a Child.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Deonna Bemish said...

I love your sweet mushroom card! Fantastic for a kid. Thank you for joining us at send a Smile 4 kids.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

alethea said...

AWesome card! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our power o three challenge! hugsxx