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Thursday, January 26, 2012

G'Day Mate - Happy Australia Day

G'day Mate! Happy Australia day. If you just stumbled upon us here at Glitter Panda, you are so lucky! Today we have the second card in our new Year of Holiday Cards EXTRAVAGANZA!! Since I had never heard of Australia Day, you might be interested to know that it is the official national day of Australia.

To celebrate Australia Day, my friend bought Vegemite. In case you aren't a Vegemite expert, I did some research for you. According to the Kraft website, "VEGEMITE spread is a nutritious and versatile food. Proudly made in Australia, it’s one of the world’s richest known sources of Vitamin B." It is a concentrated yeast extract that Australians use on toast because "It’s far more tooth and gum friendly than jams or choc nut spreads, without compromising on taste." Who knew?!

Today, while my friend was eating Vegemite with her family, I was assembling this super cute Koala card in honor of the holiday. I actually cut ALL of the components out yesterday. They were so much easier to cut because I designed everything on my BRAND NEW GYPSY!!! I added the side view of the card because it is hard to see the dimension from the front. I used dimensionals to attach the black circle and then more to add the Koala. Her flower in her hair is also dimensional!! My daughter LOVED this card so I think she will give it to her teacher for Valentine's Day (although she did say she wanted to keep it for herself!).


Koala - Cricut Create a Critter cartridge p.49 - cut at 2 1/2" ("Koala,"layer 1, layer 2)
Flower - "Koala" Accessory & Accessory shift - I added a little jewel in the middle for some bling
You can't see it from the picture, but the Koala's top layer is a shimmery white Recollections paper from their Precious Metals collection

Beary Sweet Sentiment
Beary - Gypsy font - I used my NEW Gypsy to weld the letters together
Sweet - Create a Critter cartridge p.61  - "Skunk" on Phrase feature
I added another jewel after the sentiment for an extra pop

Card Base
Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge - "Truck" cut at 5 1/2" using DCWV Bella Armoire
Red square and black circle were scraps I had from previous projects!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. What a cute little card! Love the bling :) Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge :)


  2. Love Love Love this Card! What a cute and sweet lookin' koala. Awesome color combo used! Great work on your Card!
    Many Sweet Creations...

  3. This Koala bear is the CUTEST!!!! I love the sentiment, the colors, EVERYTHING! IT is PERFECT!!!! Hugs- Glora

  4. what a cutie patootie koala! ♥ Cyndy

  5. I love the koala bear! He's the cutest!
    TFS Good luck on the challenge.

  6. Such a cute little koala. I love her little flower.


  7. Very cute! Great design and work with your Gyspy! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!