Cricut Expression, Cricut Design Studio, Cricut Doodlecharms Cartridge, Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge, Bazzill 'Berry Blush', 'French Vanilla', 'Parakeet', 'Piglet' Cardstock, K&CO 'Lovely' Specialty Paper, Craft Boa Pink Feathers, Dew Drop, Stickles 'Eucalyptus', DMC Floss, One Year Older WordArt by VKA Designs, Misc - Button
Its Monday and that means its time for another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday! This week Challenge Me Monday #52 is all about BIRTHDAYS! All you have to do is create a card or project based with a BIRTHDAY theme.
I think FCCB's Challenge Me Monday #52 - BIRTHDAYS is perfect for this month of March. It seems to ME - my personal opinion - that there are more people with a March birth date than any other month. My dad's birthday was on March 5th, my birthday was on March 14th, and Robin's birthday - founder and creator of Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - is TODAY! So if you get a chance, go on over to her blog, Robin's Creative Cottage and wish her a VERY Happy Birthday!
Since I've been in "Party Mode" since the month started I decided to create a Shaped Card with TONS of layers. The card measures a whooping 8 3/4" high! The party hat is from the Cricut Doodlecharms Hat, the "happy birthday" is from the Simply Charmed Cartridge and was all welded together using the 'Shadow Feature' with Design Studio.
It has a total of 5 layers. In between each layer I used my home-made dimensionals. You can barely see them since I used the foam of the same color as the previous layer. This way the dimensionals aren't so distracting when viewed from the side.
For the "Pom Pom" of the hat I used 4 different sized layers. I started out with an 8" shadowed 'hat-s'(dark pink), then layered on a 8" 'hat-s'(light pink), then a 7" 'hat-s'(green), and finally a 6" 'hat-s'(vanilla), hiding the hat portion with DS. Added a green threaded button to the center and sentiment banner. The sentiment is from the Another Year Older WordArt collection by Verena Karolyi. Confused? No worries. I have included everything into a CUT File available via comment request below.
I incorporated Fun 'n' Flair's VERY FIRST Fun Friday Challenge into this card - just use any Cricut Cartridge of your choice and use the color Pink.
I felt the card needed some BLING - after all it is for a BIRTHDAY - so I added a few touches of 'Eucalyptus' Stickles to the 'happy birthday' sentiment. I also replaced the dot of the "i" for a pink Dew Drop. To the bottom of the "Birthday Hat" I added some pink feathers I picked up from AC Moore.
The inside of the card uses another sentiment from the Another Year Older WordArt collection by Verena Karolyi.
Now it's YOUR TURN! Head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see all the other great inspriation provided by the rest of the DT. Don't forget to link up your BIRTHDAY card or project by Sunday, March 27th at 11:59 EST for your chance to win or be part of the Top 5!
Birthday Hat CUT File
*Cricut Expression & Design Studio
*Cricut Doodlecharms Cartridge
*Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge
Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Due to the time spent on this .cut file, I would greatly appreciate if you were able to DONATE a little somethin' somethin' when requesting the file.