My adorable grandbaby turns 1 this month and I wanted to make him a special birthday card to go in his keepsake box. His mama has chosen a Pirate theme for his birthday, so that’s what I
went with. 🙂
I just started getting in to card making last month when I bought my first personal cutting machine; a cricut explore. This thing is AMAZING! I could have NEVER done anything like this card without it. Here is a list of what I used to create this card:
- The ship from the Pirate Foxes file at Kadoodle Bug designs (duplicate the anchor and resize one for the inside of the card)
- Wave Card from the Cricut Wildcard 2 image set (subscribers: #M36C5B)
- Card Stock in: teal, light blue, red, black, dark brown, light brown or tan, grey and white
- One sheet of Glitz Happy Travels World scrapbooking paper (HT3708)
- Inks: Memento Dew Drops in Rhubarb Stalk, Potters Clay, Paris Dusk and London Fog
- Inks: Craftsmart Dye ink Pad in Chocolate Brown (I used A LOT of this color)
- Cricut Design Space Subscriber images: Arrrg!, happy birthday, shark (print then cut), pirate flag (print then cut), label tag x2 (for layering)
- Medical guaze (cut two small pieces and ink them with grey and black and add them anywhere for embellishments)
- Jewelry Findings (for anchor)
- Red Gems for embellishment
- White Gel Pen
- Pop Dots to add dimention to various pieces
I had so much fun making this card, I can hardly wait to start another one. lol. Luckily for me though, Christmas is right around the corner … so off I go! Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading my post! 🙂
This is one of my families all-time favorite dinners. Although it does take a bit of prep-work, it’s ALWAYS a crowd pleaser! I’ve served this at family reunions and for dinner guests and am always asked for the recipe. AND, these heat up wonderfully as a left-over the next day!
- 20 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
- 1 pound ground beef (it’s also great to sub half with italian sausage)
- Any Pasta Sauce (I use chunky or a six cheese)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 8-oz container chive and onion cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded italian cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.
- In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked; drain.
- Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
- Make Pasta Sauce. Add water to sauce. Pour 1 cup of pasta sauce mixture in bottom of ungreased 13×9 baking dish.
- In large bowl, mix cheese spread, 1 cup Italian cheese, parmesan cheese, egg and cooked ground beef.
- Spoon heaping tablespoons mixture into each shell.
- Arrange stuffed shells over sauce in baking dish.
- Pour remaining sauce over top, covering shells completely.
- Cover with foil and cook 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese filling is set.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 10 more minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!
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