Friday, August 26, 2011
Happy Birthday Pop-up
I only have time for a very quick post today. If you live in the path of the Hurricane Irene please be careful. We hope that we are far enough inland to miss the worst of the storm but it looks like this will be a very dangerous weather situation for many people.
In addition to my fascination for intricate cuts and lace details, I have always loved pop-up cards and books. These can be designed with the Cricut software but it is very time consuming and difficult. When I got the Silhouette SD, the package included a card for some downloads from the library. Many of the items were things that I could easily design by myself but when I found this intricate birthday pop-up I just had to have it. It cost only 99 cents and I know I will use it over and over. The file does include some embellishments but I decided to use just the basic cut. (It was hard to restrain myself from adding Stickles to the candles!).
This is the outside of the card. Since there is a great surprise inside I kept this very simple.. I cut the paper so the words "Happy Birthday To You" would fall across the top of the card. Then I added a white layer to make a crisp border around the birthday paper. The paper is from a DCWV summer stack from a couple of years ago. A few gem stickers on top of the presents are the only embellishments on the front of the card.
Next month (after the wedding) I plan to try designing some special pop-up cards. It may be challenging but I think it will be fun!
I hope you have a nice weekend and that this hurricane decides to head out to sea...
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