29 June 2020

Whoooo Wants Cake?

Cover Picture of Card

I do! I love cake, especially German Chocolate. It's my favorite. Maybe that is what made me come up with the idea for this card. However, I am getting ahead of myself...I gave away the punch line. Oops. Although, punch does taste good with cake. Hmm, I must be hungry. Moving along...

What else do I love, you ask? How about this adorable owl that is from a digital stamp collection produced by HaHaHaArt, another one of my Etsy purchases. On the inside of the card, he is joined by a few friends for a special birthday surprise. All the adorable winged creatures were hand-colored with alcohol markers. I then digitally scanned them back into the computer so that I could modify the images in Photoshop and have my Cricut Print Then Cut them as stickers. 

Inside of card - left flap

Inside of Card - Right Flap

Yes, you caught me. I am once again featuring Karen Burniston's Label Pop-Up die. I have become obsessed with this die as of late. There are just too many cute ways in which to use it. 

Back to that cake, let's take a closer look at this Print Then Cut Cricut Access element. It looks almost looks good enough to eat, but I wouldn't recommend it. After all, it is cardstock. 

The backgrounds of this card were created using Distress Ink and some stencils I made. The cloud stencils were made from Gina Marie Designs' stitched cloud borders. I made a simple circle stencil to create the sun on my Cricut. The sentiments I cut out of dark grey cardstock using my Cricut's slice feature, which I then mounted on white cardstock.  

Cake Pop-Up

Here is a close-up of our birthday boy—err, owl. Since I designed the card for my brother-in-law, in my mind's eye, that means the owl is also of the male gender. Doesn't he look happy? I think so! Just like I hope this card makes my brother-in-law happy and smile. 

The Birthday Owl

Since many of my card designs are decorated on each panel, I include an envelope insert. It states, "Cards made to be displayed." This gives me a place to write a personal message to the recipient of my cards without defacing them. In fact, if the recipient is careful, the card can also be later re-gifted to someone else. Unless, of course, they think the card is so unique, they cannot bear to part with it and save it for a keepsake. Either way, it will make me happy. 

Insert picture

As always, I like to show a video of the final card when it includes a pop-up. There is nothing quite like seeing a pop-up "in action." 

Wow, another project is over. This week went by in a blur! Well, you know what they say, time flies when you are having fun. If you decide to make this card, I sincerely hope you have as much fun as I did putting it all together.

As always, I have included a list below of the elements I used in the card. Please drop me a note with any questions, comments, or a friendly hello! I always look forward to interacting with other cardmakers. 

Until next time, enjoy your week. 



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