Somehow I never posted this BUT, this is card was published in the February 2012 Cricut magazine under the Cute Critters section. I cut the Gator at 2 1/2" from the Birthday Bash cartridge, with the layers which are a bit tedious but, super cute when it's done. The, I decided, before I added the layers, to emboss him with the snakeskin folder from cuttlebug. As you can see though, he's about 9" long and the folder is only 5". So, I did half and then flipped it and did the other half and you couldn't even tell where the two met! I added the layers and some google eyes and wallah!
So, then I had to decide on a mat paper for my card. I ended with this embossed sheet from the DCWV Letterpress stack. It's a cross hatch pattern in green and light blue. I added the cut grass across the top that I cut using Martha Stewart fringe scissors and then hacked at it so it looked uneven and you could see that it was grass. I added a piece of Martha Stewart ribbon and there you have it. It's a winner!!!