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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Turn your umbrella upside down

My SIL's birthday is this Friday so I thought I'd get started on her card early.  I am also entering this card in a couple of challenges this week, (1) Polka Doodles [Pretty in Pink Challenge] and (2) Fantabulous Cricut [April Shower - umbrella, clouds, or rain challenge].  This card is an A2 sized card. 

Here's a side view of the card:

For the front of the card, I cut the umbrella from the American Alphabet cart that came in pre-loaded on my AE2.  I cut the blackout and the top layers two times and put them together using foam mounts for depth.  I attached a strip of ribbon in the middle of the top layers.

The three rolled flowers were from the Art Philosophy cart.  The presents were cut free-hand from my stash of scraps.  I used one of the border folders from the  With Love CB border folders for the flowers on the side of the front and Swiss Dots CB folder for one of the presents.  I used twine for the presents.  I also used a doily MS puncher and Recollections rhinestones. 

Here is a look at the finished inside of the card - I used the same MS doily puncher for the matching cardstock. 

The sentiment on the outside and the inside of the card were printed and cut using the print and cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo.

I sized a box cut line for the inside sentiment by 4.125 x 5.375 inches, then wrote my sentiment inside this box cut line.  The sentiment in the front of the card is seen on the bottom of the screen and it says "Yep, better keep that umbrella turned upside down..." using the Abbeyline font.  The sentiment in the box that will go inside the card reads "...'cause you're bound to be showered with gifts today" , and "Have a wonderful Birthday" using the Harrington and Before the Rain fonts, respectively.   I did not put a box cut line around the sentiment for the front of the card because I thought I had a die to cut it with but ended up cutting it with a pair of scissors. 

Thanks for looking! 


jrugg said...

Another beautiful card!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Hey, Jill! Thanks sweetie! ;)

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Very topical at the mo considering the weather - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles xx

Sherrie K. said...

BEAUTIFUL all the dimension! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
Sherrie K

Arcy Scraps said...

Very beautiful card! I love the flowers and the colors! TFS! Thanks for playing with us at fccb!
♥ Cyndy

Megan said...

Beautiful card! Those flowers are fabulous! Thanks so much for going us at FCCB this week!

Nelly Shaw said...

Great card! thanks for joining us at Polka doodles this week , Nelly x

Linda Kaiser said...

I love love love your card!! The colors are adorable and the twine is a great touch.


Simply Sassy Scrapper said...

Great card! I just got my Cameo a couple of months ago and love seeing what people can do with it! Inspiration, thanks for sharing :)

girlia said...

Love this card. How did I miss this one. As always Great job

Pam said...

Love this card. Love the way you have decorated the umbrella. Great job