Birthday Cards

Monday, May 30, 2011

Shower Decorations

Sign that will help direct people to the shower. Letters are cut from Storybook @ 4.5" with the shadow feature in green. The arrow is from Going Places cut @ 11.5" and is partly hanging off the edge of the poster board which is cut a little larder than half at 15". The same flower used throughout the shower is cut @6.5" which is from Tie The Knot.
In a party store we found the next item which was a spiral with flowers attached. I took those flowers off and cut the flowers @ 6.5" and attached them using the existing cord and made them so that they are reversible.

Close Up View:

The banner that was created was from Tie the Knot and was cut @ 11.5" in white. The purple was also banner with the shift key and cut @ 11.5". When layering, it is important that you keep the real size off!

Letters were again from Storybook cut @ 4.5". In the final project, I did not use the flowers in the corner. I thought it was too much and I liked the flowers on the bottom that were cut @ 2".

Since I had nowhere to hang the banner when I finished, I just place it on the bed. I did add an extra banner with flowers to each side of the names.
I did punch holes so that I could string ribbon through and left enough on both sides to hang. .

Will take pictures at the shower and hope that the area we have to put the banner fits

Monday, May 16, 2011


So finally the invitations for my daughters shower are done. These are the final result after I had her visit Joann's in Pa. for her to choose the right purple.
It came to 1o different cuts from the Cricut to create, with 2 strips also cut for the band.

The first thing that I did was to choose the scalloped Invitation of page 72 of the Tie the Knot cartridge and size for it to fit in the A 2 envelope. Next was a tag to weld with the Elegant Cake "Celebrate". The tag was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and then both sides of the invitation was done with the D'vine Swirls folder before putting it together.

The flower was from Tie the Knot and was sized in the Gypsy at 1.65" so that i could shadow at 1.75" with the lighter shade. The leaves also were cut the same size but cut two of the leaves and one was mirrored and the smaller leaf was hid. On the tag, I put the flower and the leaves were put on the envelope.

Using the computer, the info was printed and sized to fit on the bottom of the tag so that when you lifted the tag the info was located there.

I cut a strip of green card stock 1.25" and then punched both edges with a Martha Stewart punch. I could not find the right color ribbon so then I did put a 1/4" strip of the purple on the green and then the ribbon so that it would give it the right shade.

All the invitations scattered on the table before getting them put together in the envelopes.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


These are the invitations that I am working on for my daughters shower. We are doing this through the Internet since she and her future mother in law live in a different state. It is difficult to interpret the colors through the colors on the screen.

This is the first card that I made using the flower as the theme that is closest to the tropical type of theme that I have in my cartridge library. A simple card with a border. The next day, I created this card using a tag feature with the word Celebrate from Martha Stewart Elegant Cake with all the layers. The scalloped pocket is from Tie the Knot as well as the flowers. The purple color is what I thought was the color. The border is cut @ 1.5" and then punched on both sides with a Martha Stewart punch. A strip of purple paper is added to the center. All layers were embossed using Cuttlebug folders (D'vine swirls and Swiss dots). Details for the invitations will be printed and put on the bottom of the tag.

So the colors were not quite right on the first card so the two cards are next to each other with a shadow effect on the newer card. The one on the right will be the choice.

A brighter, lighter purple, 1.25" punched border. Will be looking for the ribbon to match instead of the purple strip.

At least with the blank samples, I will be able to use these cards for other occasions.