Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunny Days (Panda Family)

Although I had fun painting the panda family, I realized that it can only be enjoyed by whoever visit my house, and even then only when they go to the kids' playroom. I decided to use the same layout for a card so that the receiver of this card may enjoy the panda family just as much. :)

This square tri-fold card measures 5.5" x 5.5" when fully folded. I used MTC to weld (and then flip) the pandas before further welding it with an oval for the card front. To make the card base, I welded the card front with two 5.5" x 5.5" squares for the remaining sides of the card.

The pandas are cut at 1.5", 2.5", and 3". The sun was cut at 1.5". The (Paper Pups) clouds are cut at 1". I used Sesame Street Font for the sentiment. I welded the letters and made a shadow layer using MTC. If you would like the MTC file for the card base, just let me know. I would need to clean up the file a little but I would be happy to share if there is interest. 

Have a great Monday and hopefully we all have mostly sunny days this week. :-)


Edit to add:

I've had several requests for the card base so here it is:

Panda Family Card Base (MTC required)

Just click on the link above and follow the directions to download the file. Please note that I used Make-The-Cut software to make the card base. You must have the program in order to open the cut file. It will not work in Cricut Design Studio.

When you open the cut file in MTC, you will be able to cut out the cardbase, the half-oval card front, and the 5.5" square for the second fold. The card base measures 16.5" when it is fully opened up so do make sure that you have a piece of cardstock that is long enough. All images are from the Create-A-Critter cartridge except for the clouds (Paper Pups) and sentiment (Sesame Street Font).

Please leave a comment to let me know if the download works (if you download the file) or if you have any other questions.

Enjoy! :-)


  1. This is the most adorable card Ive ever seen! You did an amazing job! I just love it! so stinkin cute!

  2. Thank you, Maureen. I actually had a lot of fun putting this card together.

  3. Thank you, Gina. :-) You always make such nice comments. Thank you so much for all the encouragement. :-)

  4. This is so cute. I'm so bad-I haven't used my CAC cart at all. I've been doing so much sewing...maybe I'll make something with it with fabric. hmmmm

  5. Jin, this is ADORABLE!!! Oh my gosh, I love love love it!!!!! Wow...

  6. If you are willing to share the card base, I would love that. But if you cna't, don't worry about it.

    Kim V.

  7. gale! I think this cart will be great for a sewing project. Please do it! I can't sew but I would love to see what you come up with. ;-)

  8. Kim V.: I've put up the cut file. Just click on the link above. Enjoy! :-)

  9. Thanks for the kind comment, joeygirl86! :-)

  10. This is adorable and so are your canvases!! You should consider entering these in my good friend Audrey's Project Showcase over at

    She has a weekly showcase to highlight different projects. You could win a blog award!

  11. Jin Yong, I loved this sweet card so much, and you gave me inspiration to create a similar one for Boys Day this year. Thank you so much for sharing! I posted my card on my blog here:
    and I hope you don't mind but I provided a link to your blog on my post so others can come and see your wonderful creations too!

  12. Eunice, you are so very welcome. I love your Boys Days card! I don't know if you will see this comment so I'm going to leave a message on your blog too.

  13. LOVE everything you created with the cartridge!!!

    XOXO, Nancy Kubo :)

  14. OMG! Nancy Kubo! Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE your designs....when they came on a cartridge and especially when they're not. ;)