Monday, September 16, 2013

Cards in Envy - A Little Bit Retro

Today at Cards in Envy, we're creating cards that are "A Little Bit Retro." 

  • Create a card with a style, fashion or design from the past. This not to be confused with vintage but rather retro. Usually from the 50s, 60, 70s and even 80s.  
Searching through my Cricut cartridges, I came upon this cute little toaster that looks like it came right out of a kitchen from the 60's.

Cartridge:  Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen.
Designer Paper:  paper colors are from Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen.
Sentiment:  CardzTV "Heartfelt Wishes" stamp set.
Other:  Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen
Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (blue) - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
  • Mat 2 (yellow flower pattern) = 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Mat 3 (blue) = 4 1/2" x 3 3/8".
  • Mat 4 (brown) = 4 3/8" x 3 1/8".
  • Mat 5 (red pattern) = 4 1/4" x 3".
  • Mat 6 (blue under sentiment) = hand cut to size of sentiment.
  • Mat 7 (beige under sentiment) = hand cut to size of sentiment.

  • Toaster and Toast = cut at 3" from Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen.  I cut an additional toaster (using the layer option) and attached both using foam tape.
  • Sentiment "Sending happy thoughts" = from CardzTV "Heartfelt Wishes" stamp set.

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (blue) = 5" x 3.75".
  • Mat 2 (red pattern) = 4.75" x 3.5".
  • Mat 3 (beige) = 4.5" x 3.25".
  • Toast = cut at 3" (relative size) from Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen.


  1. That toaster is so adorable. It definitely looks like something from the past. I love your choices of patterned papers, as well. Great job!

  2. Marilyn, this toaster is so cute! Love the colors and paper choices you used with it.

  3. This little toaster and toast is adorable! I love it! The colors are wonderful too. Fab retro card!

  4. adorable card, I can see that toater dancing in a commercial back then.

  5. Love your toaster, so retro! Super cute card!

  6. What a happy little toaster and piece of toast! They make me smile. Love the retro design and the colors you've chosen. Well done!

  7. Those big smiles on your cute card just make me feel happy! I love the retro feel of this cute card, and that slice of toast with the pat of butter inside just makes me want to smile! Adorbs!