Sunday, January 1, 2017

Birthday Bling

My sister-in-law is turning 50 soon.  I decided to get a head start on her card since I'm leaving for a long trip at the end of the week.  I also decided to use a few older paper colors from CTMH because I really need to use some of them up...and then I only used scraps. Still, I think I'll tag Karen Day because we have this competition going to use up old paper.  This puts me ahead for the entire year!

I used Cricut Design Space to weld together a cake stand and cake from the Artistry cartridge.  I then created a overlay by welding that image with a frame I made from the basic shapes included in DS. I added a bow from the Artbooking cartridge.  If you have DS, here's the link to the cutting file.

I pieced in Sunkiss Yellow, Key Lime, and Cherub Pink, then glued the whole overlay to a piece of plastic. Next came foam tape along all four sides to create a barrier for the sequins. To make sure I got my overlay lined up evenly with the card base, I peeled the backing off (all but the top piece) and stuck it down.  I then poured sequins through the top opening.  Fitting the sequins inside was...interesting.  Alaska gets lots of static, so the sequins stuck to my hand, the paper, and the plastic.  But it got in there.

The sentiment is from a retired set, Kaleidoscope Workshop on the Go.  I stamped it in Cherub Pink ink, trimmed it out with scissors, and glued it down.

I took the inspiration for this card from this post.  Such a fun, sparkly card...perfect for my fun, sparkly sister-in-law!

Until next time,


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    1. Click on the green words "cutting file" or use this link:

  2. Ha!! I'm just seeing this now... And yes, you were ahead, but only for 9 days! And the really weird thing, is that I also used Kaleidescope papers for my post on the 10th?! Great minds think alike - great card, Becca!


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