Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #14

Hello Crafters,
This week is 'shaped birthday cards' on birthday sundaes. I had never made a shaped card before so I decided to take the easy route and use a cartridge with the shape card feature. Unfortunately this was not the easy route afterall :S It got done but it was not a pretty process. Let's just say I hope you have much better luck making yours! I found the cuts on the Hello Kitty cartridge didn't match up. The card base and layers were cut at two different sizes (base and black outline 4 3/4" and layers cut @ 5") I was still left with a little white showing from under the layer but my mini tag covered it just fine and my Justwordz stamps worked so perfectly on the mini tag. I love smaller sentiments! In the end it turned out cute and I am happy with it but can't say I am going to make a bunch of these ones in different colours lol.
Good luck and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

***Oh my goodness I almost forgot! This week the challenge is sponsored by fellow DT member Michelle and it is a Just Because Card cartridge. What an awesome prize! Thanks Michelle :)

Cardstock: Recollections
Cricut Cuts: Hello Kitty and Plantin Schoolbook (tag)
Stamps: Justwordz
Cuttlebug and embossing folders Tiny bubbles and stripes
Google eyes and Bling: Dollarama
Black embroidery floss


Staying Crafty said...

Oh I feel your pain! Most of the cartridges with shaped card features leave you with no clue how to layer them, and in many cases you can't get a perfect layer without using some really weird size on a Gypsy. You did a great job with it! I think welding your own shaped cards can actually be faster and easier because of the layers. As long as you remember to flip one of the images horizontally so they sit perfectly on each other I've had much better luck with that process in most cases.

Kristie said...

I'm sorry you had such a hard time making your card! It is super cute though. I love the butterfly and how you embossed it!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is so CUTE!!! :-)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute, I was going to do the same and just pick the card feature on the card and now I am having second thoughts!

Anniebee said...

Hi, Tara! I'm making the rounds and introducing myself to my new Just Wordz teamies. I have looked at some of your work at it's really cute! I love my Cricut machines and my Silhouette but admit that none of them have seen much use since I discovered Copics. I'm looking forward to working with you and with Kim.

Have a super week!
Anne (aka Anniebee)

Mrs. Vernon said...

What a fun card!