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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday!

Hi y'all!  This post can also be viewed over at the Bugbytes where I'm a DT member - Pam is so nice to let me "play" in her blog once every month and you can "see" me there on the first Sunday of each month.  My SIL's twins were having their first birthday so I created this card to accompany the gifts we were giving them.  The inspiration for the LO of this card came from Unscripted Sketches blog (Sketch #178) where I will also be linking this project to - I had just recently discovered this blog and plan to use their other sketches for inspiration.   This card is 5x7 and all cuts were designed using the Sihouette Studio and cut with the Cameo.

I started by importing the LO sketch right from the Unscripted Sketches blog onto the Silhouette Studio so it was easier for me to refer to it (love that I can do this with the Silhouette Studio!)  As you can see with my finished card above, I actually turned the sketch on its side.

The baby images on the card were by Samantha Walker. I was feeling pressed for time, so instead of cutting the different layers of the babies, I used the print and cut feature.  Below is how the images look like on the matt initially.

Then I ungrouped the layers so I can color in the different layers to my liking.  I used solid colors, but you can do patterns if you have them in your library (purchased separately or those already included with your Silhouette Studio).  I made sure that I chose NO-CUT for the layers of the baby images, except for the outside layers only.

The pattern on the rectangular matt above is
purchased from the Silhouette Store.  And yep,
I am using a Cricut matt because I find it sturdier
than the Silhouette matt.

Here are some closeups of the finished card.  I used my mini sewing machine to stitch the patterned matt onto the white matt.  I cut a shadow layer for the baby images in black cardstock and foam mounted the baby images on it for some dimension.  The rhinestones were by Studio G and Imaginesce. The button, jute twine and the ribbon were from my stash.  I used Boyz R Gross Shadow NF (on the banner), Engravers MT (for the number 1), and Abbeyline (for the sentiment inside the card) fonts. 

I am also linking this card to the Old Back Porch 52 Card Pickup challenge week 40.  Thanks for coming by to visit me today and have a wonderful day!  


Jill Rugg said...

Adorable card-I love the babies! My 9 month old niece is staying with us this weekend and the smiling little girl baby reminds me of her. I am always amazed that you say this was a quick card, because it looks like you put a lot of time into it!

Patrice said...

What a fun card, Melody!

Kate said...

Omgosh too cute!

Pam said...

Love the die cuts/print and cut of those babies. Awesome card. I love the way you have decorated the interior too. TFS

girlia said...

What an adorable card.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so super fun! Such a cutie image!

Asha said...

h my! How cute is that??? Never thought I'd ever call a wailing baby cute... but he IS! Looks like the happy baby is a girl?! hehehe Such a fun card, Melody! Adorable.

Nadia ( said...

Oh! How fun! Love your card!

Linda Kaiser said...

OMG! Too cute for words!!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Don't you just love print & cut! These images are absolutely adorable!