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Friday, August 24, 2012

It's your birthday?

Hi there!  Wow it really has been too long since I posted!  My summer was just so busy with the kids and extended family affairs that needed to be taken cared of; hence the long break from crafting and blogging in general.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the sweet emails from those who missed me - truly appreciate all the concern and the encouragement  ;). 

Well on to my project today, shall we?  This card is one of the many doily cards I'm currently working on.  I have had quite a collection of doilies from the Silhouette Store.  Last count according to my Silhouette library is 51 doilies!  Aside from butterfly cuts, I have a weakness when it comes to doily cuts. (We won't even talk about the doily cuts on my MANY Cricut cartridges LOL!)

I started by sizing my doily to be about  5.85", then using the offset feature on the Silhouette Studio (I have the designer's edition, but you can easily do this using the basic SS program), to make 2 shadows.  I then welded the two shadows to make the base of the card, so all in all the card turned out to be roughly 6 x 6.    The image on this card is a digi I purchased from Scrapper's Delights Store and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I used the Abbeyline font to type the sentiment "It's your birthday?"  I put both the digi image and the sentiment together inside a circle and printed them on my computer and used the print and cut feauture to cut them in my Cameo.  I did some faux stitching on the blue circle mat around the digi and the sentiment with a white Sakura gel pen, then added some light crystal gem stickers on the doily.  The envelope and the paper bow were cut using files purchased from the Silhouette Store.

Below is the inside of the card.  I used the Abbeyline font again for the sentiment inside the card, putting the sentiment on top of a digital note image, also from Scrapper's Delights (Fairytopia digi scrapbook kit).  On the inside left of the card, I used a pocket cut image from the Silhouette Store so I can insert a gift card.  BTW this card is for one of my kids' friends in their new taekwondo dojang who is going to turn 11 this Saturday.

Well that's it for me for today!  Hope to get some crafting  and some blogging done again very soon since the kids are back to school.  Hope you all had a wonderful summer!  Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Melody


Jill Rugg said...

So glad you are back-I missed you! Super cute card!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

You are always so sweet to stop by, Jill ;)

Nadia ( said...

Wow! The inside is as gorgeous as the outside! I love that little pocket too! Very clever! I am so impressed what you can do with the Silhouette!

Glad you are back to crafting--- I have been off my game, but feeling more crafty and creative these days. Maybe it the school year starting up again and getting us all back to a routine?

Best wishes and can't wait to see more crafty fun!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks, Nadia! It's good to finally be able to sit down and create something for a change.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Welcome back girl! This is a lovely card. Great to see you back in your craft space.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks, Sabrina! Maybe I'll even join in on the Cameo Spotlight challenge #2 ;)