Hi everyone! Wow, I can't believe we're already into the month of August. This year is going by so very fast that I can hardly keep up.............
My card today is for the Card A Day Blog theme of Using Die Cuts. I had a certain design in mind, but then I remembered I hadn't made a card, yet, for a special little girl in my family whose birthday party is in two days. So, I decided to combine the two projects and save a little time. Since we were using die cuts, I thought I'd delve into my Cricut carts and see what I could come up with. I started exploring one of the carts that was included in the purchase of the Expression 2 when it was released for the Cricut Anniversary. I was hoping to make a card using nothing BUT die cuts, and I nearly succeeded. The cartridge I used is called 'Just a Note' and includes a card feature. I was able to find the perfect card for our little birthday girl.
This tri-fold card turned out to be just what I needed. We will be celebrating a first birthday, and the cake, appropriately, has one candle. I really didn't have to do much besides setting the sizes for the cuts and choosing the papers. I knew I would be using pink, so I had no problem making choices for the layers with coordinating papers from my stash. I also happened to have some coordinating stickers which I was able to use for a little embellishment along with some tiny punched hearts and a little bling to accent the letters on the front.
Here are two more pics to show the different parts of the card more clearly:
The picture just above is the inside of the card. I wanted to hide 'lst' or '#1' under the cake, and I happened to have a number one sticker that I paired with the little flower standing in for the # sign.
Here is your final pic which shows the card before the two sides are opened:
I hope you've enjoyed your visit today. Don't be shy about leaving a comment; I love to read them. And I'll be sure to answer any questions promptly.
Papers: Recollections and K&Company
Stickers: K&Company Brenda Walton 'Small Wonders Girl'
Punch: Stampin' Up Owl (Yes, the tiny hearts)
REMEMBER, always keep your creative genius happy and well-fed!