Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom! using Birthday Bash cartridge!

Hello Everyone!,

Today I made a card for a very special lady - my mom.  She's turning 80 this year and it's impossible to believe that she still goes to the gym everyday, has parties, drives a sports car and talks to her kids all the time, is turning 80.  Well, I did see a lady who was 96 and running marathons, so there ya go!  My mom's still got it!

We are all going to her favorite restaurant in LA called Lawry's Prime Rib where she loves to eat her wonderful beef dinner with all the trimmings:  creamed spinach, potatoes and the salad they make at the table, spinning the bowl while they pour on the dressing.  Not a lo-cal meal!  ;~)

I used a beautiful stack of paper from DCWV called Lemon Flower Stack - so gorgeous!  There are lots of sparkly pages and the colors make for perfect cards.

I can't believe all the cuts are from Birthday Bash, even the shaped card!  The card was cut at 11.41 x 8.96 which is huge but this is a big birthday after all.  The card is supposed to open between the smaller flowered paper and the silver polka dot paper but I chose to glue them together to give an outline or shadow to my card.

I did use a Peach Keen stamp instead of the face on the cartridge.  Using my Gypsy, I "hid" the facial cut outs so I could stamp the face using the large Critter Faces stamp set.  There's some Glossy Accents on the nose and my Copic markers for the cheeks, white gel pen for the eyes.  This cartridge doesn't have a shadow feature (I wish all the cartridges had this feature!) so I cut the bottom layer of the cat a little bit bigger so it would show under the yellow paper.  When you layer figures onto patterned paper, sometimes they get lost on the page without a little dark outline or shadow.

Here's how the card opens - I cut out 3 of the shaped card, one with the flowery patterned paper, one with the silver polka dots and one more in green to decorate the inside.

I added a caption from a stamp set from Michael's - the clear polymer was a bit too flexible, however, and didn't make as clean an impression as I would have liked.  I just added a little color to dress it up!  Oh, and a flower.
A few rhinestones on the cake trim - the more bling the better!
Peachy Keen faces are great with all the little animal faces in the Cricut cartridges.  You just need a Gypsy and use the Hide Contour feature.  I use it all the time!

Have a great Sunday!


  1. This is so cute. Love the colors. I love the little beaded button you made in the middle. Thanks for sharing, CallyAnn(new follower)

  2. I really like that cake cut -- Birthday Bash must be super cute and I need to check it out. Happy, happy to your mom =)


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