Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Triple Happy Birthday - Eleven Already!

Birthdays are even more fun when you share them with two siblings!  Our triplet nephews are 11 today and we celebrated their birthday(s) over the weekend. 

One of the things I have been enjoying about the Cricut Explore and Design Space is that you can see full color, assembled versions of the images and projects.  This is a huge time-saver, particularly if you have to make three cards all at the same time. 

I browsed through the "Make it Now" selections to find a card that I liked.  You can sort the Make It Now projects by type using the drop down menu.  There were 107 cards of all types and I found several birthday cards that I thought the boys would like.

I was not logged in when I did this search so it shows a price of 99 cents for this card. If you have a subscription and are logged in when you are searching it should say "free."

When I searched for the card by using the title on the Make it Now page I was able to see that it was from the Creative Everyday Cards set.  This set is included in the Cricut Image Library Subscription.

I chose the same cardstock for all three card bases and then used the "signature color" for each boy.  When they were little they each had an assigned color to help keep things sorted - red for Robert, green for Julian and blue for Max.  Each set of candles uses two shades of color and the layering is very easy.

For the Happy Birthday sentiment and the candle flames I used some gold glitter cardstock from Core'dinations (Core Coutour).  This glitter stays put and the cardstock cuts nicely in the machine.

The card base is from an old DCWV stack called "Nana's Kitchen."

I liked the retro look of this design and it also had elements in each of the three colors - red, green and blue.

By the time you assemble all of the layers of the image it is quite sturdy.  I used some foam squares to pop it up from the surface of the card.

When I counted the candles on the front I realized that there were just ten.  I wanted to have eleven candles and "one to grow on" so for the inside of the card I cut rectangles of each of the three colors and added some strips of 1/8 inch Scor-Tape.

Then I adhered some white birthday candles to the two strips of adhesive.

The two candles attached the inside of the card make the total of candles twelve and the two side by side look like an eleven to show their age.  I hand wrote a message on the right side that said "eleven already?!"

It didn't take very long to make the three "same but different" cards. 

The boys posed for a photo in front of their new "lockers" in the back hallway at home.  With all of the sports equipment these should help them to stay organized.  Their Dad did a great job with this project.

 Of course, since they are eleven, we had to do a few funny poses too!

These will be filed with the "potential wedding slideshow embarassing photos" for the future!

Happy Birthday Robert, Julian and Max!

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1 comment:

  1. Love your cards and from the look of the boys, they did also! Thank you for sharing!


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