Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sweet Birthday Card

I have been trying out a few more things with the Imagine.  I really like the papers and images on the Kate's Kitchen cartridge.  They have a retro look and are very appealing.

For this card I used both the Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge and the classic Cricut "A Child's Year" cartridge.

I chose this card shape from A Child's Year.  This is one of my all-time favorite cartridges because it has so much to offer, with a font, wonderful realistic images and great cards and tags.

 I chose 5 1/2 inches for the size on the Imagine and filled the shape with this cheerful floral print.  The cardstock I used was rather thin and this particular card shape will not stand straight due to the curves, so I decided to place the card on top of a standard A2 card black.  The red cardstock is cut at 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches and folded in half.

I adhered the printed layer to the card base on the back of the card and left the top free.  This provides a place for a "secret" message or a handy spot to hide a gift card.

I chose to cut the mixing bowl with cookie dough in layers.  I adhered the pieces together directly with no dimension added at this stage.  The bowl is in all of the original colors but I changed the stripe at the top from yellow to blue.

I placed the blue stripe a bit high to allow just a sliver of the original yellow stripe to show at the bottom edge.

The bowl is adhered to the card with foam squares for a bit of dimension.  If you don't have an Imagine, you could use a bowl from another cartridge such as A Child's Year or From My Kitchen.  When the E2 comes out, you will be able to cut (but not print) the shapes from the Imagine cartridges.

The sentiment is from the Inkadinkadoo "Birthday Cupcake" set.  I stamped it in brown to match the chocolate chips in the cookie dough!

The card just needed a little something to give it more personality.  I pulled out my trusty white pen and added some dots at the corners.

The sentiment stamp shows up a bit better in person.  I think I should have shifted it just a bit higher and to the left to avoid the red flower centers.  I also could have tried stamping it on vellum and layering that on the card.  One more option would be to add some glitter pen following the lines of the stamped words.

We have a lot of family birthdays this month so I need to get busy on more cards.

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  1. Gorgeous card! Kate's Kitchen is the primary reason I'd buy an Imagine. I was thinking glitter might help the sentiment stand out more or some sort of pen that would hold embossing powder, then apply embossing powder lol. TFS :D

  2. Beautiful card. I love the layered patterned paper it is so cheerful.
    Kim xXx

  3. This is really pretty! I love Kate's Kitchen. I don't have an Imagine, but a friend does & I love using that one.

  4. Thanks for reminding me about the card feauture on A Child's Year. Don't have an I but am really thinking about the E2.

  5. This is a great card shape--that I did not realize was on the cart! I think it has become my new favorite! While I am not totally sold on the Imagine, the E2 does sound quite appealing.....TFS!

  6. What a darling card! I haven't been by your blog for a while. Things look so nice--you've been busy!

  7. That is very very cute :) Great job on a sweet card :)

  8. Love it!! I am saving up to buy Kate's Kitchen cartridge as I just love the retro and homey feel to the images on it. Thanks for sharing

  9. I love A Child's Year, but have never used that card feature, or notice it. Thanks for highlighting it for me. I'll have to use that for a card. Love the pattern you picked from Kate's Kitchen too. It all worked so well together. Thanks for sharing. Glad you're feeling better.

  10. Very cute card! I love the paper you chose. Although A Child's Year has been around for a long time, I just got it a few months ago. I keep learning new things about it...what a great cart!!


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