This is a birthday card that I made for my mom, and it was also the first card that I made. To start I took 5.5"x 8.5"(which is a 8.5"x11" piece of cardstock cut in half) piece of cardstock and folded it in half for the base of my card. The paper is a light brown from The Paper Company's Natural Fashion Colors value pack.
Then I took a piece of light pink paper from The Paper Company's Earth's Garden Fashion Colors value pack and cut it to 5 1/4"x 4", cut the corners with a Fiskars corner punch, and used it as my first layer on my card. I attached it using my ATG gun.
Then I cut two pieces of different colored blues, one at 5 1/4"x 2.5" and the other at 5 1/4"x 2", and layered the smaller one on top of the other one (both were from The Paper Company's Rainy Day Fashion Colors value pack). Then I wrapped a piece of blue ribbon around them and adhered it, using my ATG gun, to the pink paper. I poked a whole in the ribbon using an exact-o knife and used a butterfly brad to attach the blue flower to it.
The crab was cut at 3.5" on my Cricut Expression from the "Create a Critter" cartridge. I did the first layer in black, from The Paper Company's Black and White Fashion Colors value pack, the second layer was cut from a pink and brown plaid printed paper, from DCWV's Animal Crackers stack. I also cut a brown shadow from the same paper that was used for the base of the card and the crab's cheeks were cut from the same pink that was used for the first layer of the card. It was assembled using mono-adhesive and a Zig 2-way glue pen and then attached to the card using 3D-Dots.
Lastly, but certainly not least, I added a My Pink Stamper stamp from her "More Punny-licious" pack and I used a Stampin' Up! Classic Basic Black ink pad.
My Mom absolutely loved this card when she got it in the mail and I loved making it for her, so it was win-win. I thought it turned out really well for my first card as well.