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Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Emma!


My project today is a birthday card I am going to give to my little niece Emma who will be turning 4 years old in a couple of weeks.  I am also linking this card to Card Patterns blog for their sketch challenge #151.  The pattern we are asked to follow is the one below by Tracy Schultz.  All supplies used were from my stash



Here's a side view of the card.  This card is 5.5 x 5.5.  The blue patterned paper was cut on the Cricut using Elegant Edges cart, then sewn on the edges using my Janome sewing machine.  The butterfly image was also cut on the Cricut using  the Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes Art cart, then embellished with sticker gems.  I also added some white irock gems.  The ribbon was from the dollar bins at Target I have had for a long time.  The flower button was from Michaels.  The sentiment "Happy Birthday!" is by TPC. 


And here's the inside of the card.  This would be my first attempt at a pop-up card.  I used the carousel image from the Silhouette Studio store.  And of course, this was cut with the Cameo.


The layering on the Cameo is a little trickier for me since I was so used to picking out different layers I want/need on the Cricut.  With the Cameo, if an image has layers, it will ALL show up on your mat and you will need to ungroup first so you can position your layers however you want on the mat to coincide with the cardstock you are going to cut with.  

 This is what I started out first.  This particular image however, only came with only two layers - the card mat that would go behind the image, and the image itself. 


You could leave the cut as a silhouette, like the one above, or if you want color (like I did), I just ungrouped the images and "tossed" aside the ones I didn't need.  Here I cut only the carousel in green cardstock instead of the whole card.


Then I further ungrouped the same image above to cut the horses twice in pink and purple cardstocks.  From here I just used a pair of scissors to snip off the horses. 


The flower swirl stamp is by Inkadinkado.  I embellished the carousel with sticker gems and the horses with twine.  

Thanks for visiting me again!  Have a fabulous week!    

13 comments:

ChatterScene.com said...

So cute!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful card! The pop-up inside is perfect!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

girlia said...

OMGoodness Melody this is just the sweetest card ever. Love the 3-d effect.

Cindy said...

Wow, such an adorable card. I love it.

Linda Kaiser said...

Love this card and the pop up is amazing. I just got a cameo and I am loving it too. What paper did you use for the pop up?

Linda

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks for the nice comments, ladies!

@ Linda: so happy for you for getting a Cameo! Now I can stalk your blog more haha! The base of my card was a double-sided Anna Griffin, the blue floral mat In the front is by K & Co, the rest are Recollections.

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks so much. I just got my Cameo yesterday and I wondered what paper and settings you used to get the perfect inside cut. Thanks so much for your help. Linda

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

@ Linda: I've pretty much kept my blade at 3 since I've gotten the Cameo. When you're ready to cut you will notice that even if you choose a heavy cardstock on the paper type menu and it will show that the blade setting should be at 2, I never changed my blade setting. I read somewhere in the Silhouette Plus forum that this is ok to up the blade setting by 1 than what is recommended. I haven't really cut a K & C paper with the Cameo yet. Most I've cut with the Cameo are MS solid cardstock (really thick) and Recollections (Michaels). Even when I did a P&C, I used just a regular white Recollections paper. HTH a little ;).

Linda Kaiser said...

This so much!

Linda Kaiser said...

I meant thanks so much!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Glad to help a little. I'm no expert though but I can direct you to the experts if I can't help :). Have fun with your new toy. The Silhoutte Plus forum has helped me a lot and so has Sabrina over @ sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com. Hugs!

whoistracy said...

What a fun card!! I love the bright colors. And that pop-up is amazing. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Cardcrafter said...

I love your pop up card! And I am so glad I found your site because I am very interested in the Silhouette die cutting machine. I have a Cricut, but I am interested in using the Hero Arts digital die cuts with the Silhouette. Thank you for your ideas!