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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birthday Card

I made the following card for a dear friend. . . . inside:- Tools/Items:-

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge – Yummy
Martha Stewart deep edge punch – Daisy Fan
Martha Stewart border punch - presents

Clear Stamp
Glue – regular; ATG
Patterned Paper
Corner rounder – Corner Stone by EK Success

Cut-out - cake

I decided to try something different this time and, instead of using white paper to print my Imagine image, I used blue striped paper. It’s been mentioned that we don’t always need to use white paper --- that we can use solid coloured paper, to get different effects. Well, using patterned coloured paper gets one a WHOLE different effect. :-) Check it out. Here’s a sample of the paper I used. Now see how neat the girl and the sentiment: “You Take the Cake” looks. Cool, eh? I think I’ll continue to experiment w/ different patterned paper in the Imagine. It’s gonna open up a whole new world. The possibilities are endless.

Anyway, let me get back to how I created this card. I used the “girl” on p. 21. I wasn’t too keen on the cake that she was holding, so replaced it w/ a cake cut-out that I already had. To achieve this, I just used the first layer for the girl. LOVE those layer features!!! The “You Take the Cake” sentiment is from p. 27. I actually tried out a couple of "insides". The "Make a Wish" is also on p. 27.

Then along came Mary. Ooops. I kinda got carried away w/ a song in my head. LOL I’m meaning Martha! Not Mary!! Martha Stewart and her fabulous punch sets. I used the Daisy fan deep edge punch for one side of the background layer. Then. . . . . . you ready for this??? I doubled-up on that punch and created a medallion border. I’m going to showcase all of my deep-edge punches in another post, later on. Here, you can sorta see what I mean:-

You punch the border once. Then, turn it around and punch again. You end up w/ this gorgeous medallion border. (see my card) How cool is that, eh? Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t come up w/ this on my own. I actually saw Martha, or her assistant, demo this on a YouTube video, w/ her latest punch sets that are only available on HSN right now. Soooo, if you’re in the USA, you can take advantage of this wonderful offer that’s only available for a short time. Us, Canucks, are very nicely discriminated against, to partake of any HSN goodies. :-(

Now that I’m done crying/whining, I’ll carry on w/ how I finished off my card. Used Stickles on the cake, pearls on the border punch and flowers/brads on the medallions.

Hope you all have a wonderful week-end!! :-)

Entered into:
K. Andrew's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky


  1. Beautiful card!! I love the punched borders and the colors are great.

  2. That's a great idea!! I'm going to have to try it out! Thanks!!!

  3. Wow this is beautiful love the spirals on the card!!!! Excellent job!!!!

  4. Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog! This card is so delightful! The cut is just perfect and the Martha border punch is darling. Don't you just love the Imagine!

  5. I love the medallions! You're very creative!

  6. Great job on the card! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Getting Cricky DTM

  7. Super nice card. I love how you printed on the colored cardstock for another cool effect.
    Thanks for playing in the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky
    Getting Cricky DTM

  8. Love how you used your imagine--beautiful. I love the Yummy cartridge! I can't wait to get my Imagine back in a few weeks!
    Your card is super sweet and I know your friend will love it!
    Thank you so much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge.

    All the Cricky Best,
    K Andrew


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