Happy wonderful Monday! Monday's are exciting because it is the day for a new challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, and this week it's a Party, or at least a "Birthday Bash" ;)
the Challenge "Birthday Bash"
Create a birthday project
Someone is always celebrating a birthday, so creating a birthday card was what I had in mind for this challenge, and I couldn't resist using the "Birthday Bash" cartridge. I've had it for some time now and thought it would be prefect to brake out again. As I was thumbing through the handbook I wanted to use adorable hippo holding his yummy ice cream cone.
I use my Gypsy to create all my projects, but always keep the handbooks close by so I can get a better overview of each cartridge. Love my Handbooks!
My card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". From the Birthday Bash cartridge, I cut the hippo out at 4" high, and all the layers in the correct proportion. Then the phrase I did stretch just a bit to make it wider cutting it at 2.8" wide x 3" tall.
I used the Martha Stewart edge punch "daisy" for the border behind the hippo, then use the "mesh" cuttlebug folder for the ice cream cone, I also added double stick foam tape to pop the cone off the card.
All the edges were sponged using the Tim Holtz ink "vintage photo". Then after all the pieces were adhered to the card I used "glossy accents" on the cherry and the phrase "hip, HIPPO HOORAY... oh so cute!
Now continue this party and head over to FCCB and see what "birthday bash" project the design team has created for this weeks challenge, I know you will get loads of inspiration over at Fantabulous Cricut -HERE, then join us in this weeks "Birthday Bash" challenge.