Fabulous Birthday Cards!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

When I first got my Forever Young cartridge I knew I had to use the sunglasses, but I didn't have anyone/anything to use them for.  Lucky for me two of my most fabulous friends have birthdays this time of year and the cut was perfect for them.  So after I glittered my entire house green I came up with these:
 
Here's what I did: The card base was cut at 5.5" x 8.5" and scored at 4.25".  The purple mat is 4" x 5.25" and the patterned paper is 3.75" x 5".  I used my gypsy to figure out the size for the glasses and words (from the cartridge I won from Sherrie Scraps with Passion).  I also hid the bow cut that came with the saying and added the dots with a white gel pen. Of course I had to add some sparkle and I decided on lime green glitter from Oriental Trading.  I also added Glossy Accents to the lens to make them look real.  Here is a tip I have learned about glittering and glossy accents:  Glue your pieces together. Use the glossy accents first and allow it plenty of time to dry. Then add your glitter.  This way you don't end up with glitter in your glossy accents (which is what happen when I did it the other way around on my High Heels Thank You Card)! The purple ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. On the inside I cut I piece of pattern paper ( I think 1.75") and same pink cardstock (2" I think) to make the gift card holder. I glued them together. Then added adhesive to the bottom and sides to make a pocket that the gift card could slide inside.  All of my papers and the the "Happy Birthday" are from The Paper Studio.
My Cricut Cuts:
* Sunglasses - Forever Young - 1.25"
* "It's Your Birthday" - Birthday Bash - 2.50"
I think they turned out super cute, but of course I'd love to hear what you think!  Be sure to come back on Friday for the Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Elaine at Expressions by Elaine. There will be some amazing inspiration and not to mention spectacular blog candy!  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

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6 sparkly comments:

Lisa said...

These are so awesome, Tiffany! I LOVE those sparkly glasses so much! And how creative that they are gift card holders! Love them! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

BLJ Graves Studio said...

I love the sparkly sunglasses. Great job!

HappyPlaceJen said...

Great card, Tiffany! I like the gift cards tucked in the inside. And those sunglasses sure do SPARKLE! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

I love this, Tiffany! Sunglasses *must* be sparkly, and yours are absolutely stunning! And the fact that you made them green is even better. :o) I love the polka dots and the layering... so much color and sparkle to love. Brilliant to make the interior functional as gift card holders, too. Excellent work, my friend! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Sue said...

Great cards. I love how you glittered the sunglasses, even if it got all over... Very nice. Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes.

Michelle said...

Adorable Tiffany! I love the glitter sunglasses! Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

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