Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Birthday card created for my daughter's upcoming birthday in November. 

  • Cricut Cartridges:  Plantin Schoolbook and Pretty Pennants
  • Designer Paper:  Recollections
  • Punch:  Martha Stewart balloon punch
  • Sentiment:  Inkadinkado "Humorous Birthday" stamp set.
  • Twine:  Friendship Twine (purchased at Walmart in children's craft section)

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
Cricut Pretty Pennants

Card Recipe:
  • Polka Dot Strips = cut each at 1" x 4".  I started out with a 4" x 5" square cardstock and attached each strip to it.  Then rounded the corners at 1/2" before mounting to the card base.
  • Pennant = cut at 2.25" x 4.5" from Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge.  I used my Gypsy to resize the image; the Cricut Craft Room (free software) can also be used to do resizing.
  • Balloon = from Martha Stewart punch.  Image punched three times and layered together to create a chipboard effect.  Bow twine is Friendship Twine (purchased at Walmart in children's craft section).  Balloon image mounted with foam tape.
  • "happy" = letters cut at 1" using Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge; [Roly Poly] feature used.  Each letter cut three times and layered together before attaching.  This gives the letters a chipboard effect.
  • Sentiment "Birthday!" = partial of "Happy Birthday" sentiment found on the Inkadinkado stamp set "Humorous Birthday."  I placed scotch tape over the "Happy" portion when inking.  Tape is then removed before stamping.

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (yellow polka dots) = 5" x 3.75".  Corners rounded at 1/2".
  • Mat 2 (white) = 4.75" x 3.5".  Corners rounded at 1/2".
  • Balloons = from Martha Stewart punch.

Thank you for joining me today!  As always, comments are welcomed and appreciated!

~ Marilyn