September 22, 2011

10 Things I Love About You Card...

Hey Ya'll,
Sassy Dude Day for me.  I have a very special card to share with you today.  I made this up for Jill.  I thought it up back when I first saw the images of the bookmarks on the Sophie Cartridge.  There is also a great scrapbook layout like this in the CTMH idea book that helped me finish up the thought.
 I printed the patterned papers for this card from Cricut Imagine Elise Cartridge.  I only used three traditional Cricut cartridges for this card... Shocker, right?!?  They are...
 You can download the Gypsy file HERE
 I used the book marks for the little tabs.  I simply contoured out the tab cuts in the center.  This way, I could write on them.  I put together all of the layers as shown above.
 I loved this birdcage image.  I cut two of each birdcage and birds.  I wanted plenty of layers.  I also added the flowers and leaves on this screen.
 I ended up cutting this entire shape out from TBBandM, but I used my straight cutter to slice off the highlighted part.  I only needed the pocket.  After everything is was cut, I inked it all with a rust colored ink.  It worked really well with the printed papers.
 This is what the tabs look like when all of the layers are together.  I used glossy accents on the numbers and it really makes them much richer than without.  When these are dry, you can start writing your special notes on each one.
 I folded and added ribbon and lace to the front of the pocket and then folded the edges under before attaching it to the card.  I then added it to the card and added my other cuts.  I also used glossy accents on the bird cage.  I added glitter to the bird and some gems here and there.  I used lime green stickles on the center of the flowers as well.
I found a font that I liked and printed out the "10 things I love about you!" strip on the computer.  I then used regular old fashioned scissors and hand cut out the banner shape.  Hee! Hee!  I almost forgot how to use scissors.  Hee! Hee!  I used 3D adhesive on the banner like the other pieces, but I used a little wet glue in between to give it a wave across the bottom of the card.  I then coated every bit of it with stickles (crystal).  Once that was completely dry, I coaded every bit of it with gloss accents.  It really brought out the font that way.
 For the inside, I added more flowers and leaves. and a sentiment mat.  I did use every flower cut from this setup on the gypsy, but you wouldn't have to use that many if you don't want to.
Once it's all dry and done, simply write out your ten things and place them in the pocket. It's that simple!
Jill loved her card and I was so happy with the end result.  Don't you just love it when a thought in your brain comes out almost exactly like you pictured it?!?  YAY!  We would love to know what you think of it too.

Sheila has offered to let me design again for you on the 29th, so to celebrate, I am having a little giveaway over on my blog at Cricut Couple.  Come on by and leave us a comment! I will be announcing the winner on the 29th, when I share my extra project for this month!

Thanks so much Sheila, for letting me play!  This is so much fun and thanks to everyone for visiting today and telling us what you think!  We all love your comments!
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