Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art Philosophy Birthday Cards

This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog.   I want to show you some easy birthday cards where your Cricut does all the work.   (Well, most of the work, anyway!)

I never have enough birthday cards on hand, so when I wanted to explore my new Art Philosophy cartridge a little more, I decided to make a couple.  I chose to use the card on page 63 of the manual and its Decorative Layer, each cut at 5 inches.   The number mesh can be found on the Shift Font Layer on page 61.  I cut that at 4.75 inches. (The Decorative Layer cuts left some useful leftovers, which I saved for another project.)
 When I’m gluing something small or very intricate like the number mesh, I like to glue on top of an old magazine.  That way, I keep my desk clean.

I glued the number mesh onto the card and cut off the parts that hung over the corners:   

With the decorative layers in place, they’re almost complete — just need a little something.

That “something” had to be pretty plain because the background is so busy.  There are three stars on this cartridge; I chose the most traditional one on page 40.  I cut it at 2 3/4 inches in blue and again at 3 inches in brown.

I didn’t think that left enough of a border, so I cut the second one at 3 1/4 inches.  I like this one best.

Here they are side by side:

I used a little sentiment from the Wonderful You collection, inked in Cocoa.  All the papers are from the Stella paper packet.

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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is just as cute as can be. I love the detail. TFS

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Wow! What a cool way to use the patterned paper! What an amazing card!!!

Stephanie said...

Great design. Wonderful b-day card. Love the paper.