Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Your Birthday!

My niece is turning eight, and this is the card that I made for her birthday.  I used the Just a Note cartridge that is built into the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition.  The card is cut at 5 1/2", so it fits into an A2 size envelope.  I used Bo-Bunny paper for the card base.

The phrase is also cut at 5 1/2".  To add a little interest, I made a cute button with the Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #2 die and tied it with some twine.

The interesting thing about the rabbit cut is that it's too big when cut at 5 1/2".  I had to cut it at 5" instead.  To make it's hat and balloon stand out a little more, I stamped them with backgrounds from the My Creative Time Build a Banner Kit.

I cut the card base again in rustic cream cardstock, this time at 5 1/4".  This allowed me to trim it down to add a center panel.  The sweet sentiment is from My Creative Time's Wow!  So Many Candles stamp set.

Here's how it looks all closed up.  I think she'll like it!

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  1. Thanks for posting the measurements for this card. I tried several times to get this to work with no luck. I really like this card. I will go back and try again :-)


  2. Katie ~ Your niece is going to LOVE this! All the fun patterns works AMAZING together!I LOVE all the dots and circles! So bright and cheerful! I don't know how you do it! You just saved so many people again with your instructions!

  3. This is ADORABLE!!!! I don't have this cartridge but I need to design something up in my Gypsy similar to this style it is just too fun. She will LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

  4. I love this card! I just pulled out my book last night and said I have to use this (I have had it for awhile and not used it shameful I know).

  5. WOW! Another great it! I'm sure she's going to love it too :) Love that tri fold card and what you did with sure are overflowing with creativity! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Beth Anne in PA

  6. I am sure she will love it.. I am thinking of trying this for my aunt... Who will 88 years old.. Thanks for your instructions.. You are always so sweet to share your amazing talent..

  7. This is so so pretty Katie! It's funny I had just pulled this handbook out to decide which card to make. Did you cut the bunny itself, or the card layer? Thanks for all the tips :O)


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