Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Your Day!

Happy Monday everyone.  For those of you who live in the U.S., I hope you will get to enjoy a short week (if you work outside the home), and a great Thanksgiving day with your families, eating lots of good food!

I am sharing a birthday card I made for a co-worker who celebrated her birthday last week.  She is a wonderful card maker, so I'm always intimidated to make cards for her.  She and I have been talking about the Life's a Party cartridge, so I wanted to make a card for her from that cartridge.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Bazzill, Recollections, American Crafts
Card Shape:  This is one of the many great shaped cards from the Life's A Party Cricut cartridge.  I believe this one was from the 50th birthday.  I went into Cricut Craft Room and used the "hide contour" feature to hide the "50" that would have cut out on the front.  I really wouldn't have had to do that though, since my sentiment would have covered it.  (I would have needed to cover it on the inside though.)  I also embossed the card front using my Cuttlebug and the divine swirls folder.
It's Your Day:  This is a phrase on the Life's a Party cartridge.  I cut it at 1 3/4" and added the shadow.
Label behind Sentiment:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Flower:  Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge -- I think it was cut at 4 1/2" with some glitter added.  I used the Retro Paper Shapers flower punch to make the leaves behind the flower.
I added some yellow Stickles to the candles to highlight the flames and used a border punch at the bottom.
I added a satin ribbon bow using my Bow Easy, and it was done.

Hope you like it.  Click on the photo for a better look.  As always, be inspired!



3 comments:

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hiya Tammy!
Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you have an incredible day!
The kids and I are hanging at my Mom's
so I have a lil' computer time and am
getting to seriously blog hop and wanted
to come by my fav spots...
I love this card. What do you think of that
cart? I love the LIfes a Beach so I wondered
if this would be as good?
I really love the card and the cool color scheme.
Great as always!

xoxo Leah

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

Great card, Tammy! I love the colors and those candles down on the bottom. Your handmade flowers are always so beautiful too...love the whole card! Happy, Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful!! I just love the colors and the added texture!!