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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hello Friends! Becca here. Hope yall had a great weekend. It was a fun one for us over here. Nana Susan had herself birthday and we celebrated with cake, pizza, root bear floats, and presents! Yum! I made this Birthday Cake Card for her using my handy dandy Cricut, a few of my favorite carts, and my Cuttle Bug. I used Birthday Bash and A Summer in Paris. Both are are really fun. The solid card stock is from Bo Bunny, and the patterned paper's from My Mind's Eye (Quite Contrary line). The cake was cut using A Summer In Paris cart and the "Happy Birthday" font was cut from Birthday Bash.

The measurements are as follows:

Cake - 3 1/4"
Font - 2"
Polka Dot Mat - 4" x 5 1/2"
Green Mat - 4 1/2 x 5 3/4"
Card -  6 1/2" x 10" (fold in half)
Ribbon - 5 1/2"

I cut (2) cakes for this card so I could use one to create a shadow by "offsetting it". Before attaching the cakes together I ran it through my Cuttle Bug using a "swirly" type embossing folder. Any design will work. After chalking it with purple chalk ink I layered the cakes and attached it to the card with pop dots. After cutting the mats I chalked all sides with brown chalk ink. I love what a little chalk can do. It just makes it pop! Then I layered my pink ribbon and my green ribbon and attached it using basic adhesive.

To complete this card you will need:

Birthday Bash cart

Summer in Paris cart
Cuttle Bug folder (any"Swirly" shape)
Green and pink ribbon
Pop Dots
Basic tools and adhesive
Purple and brown chalk ink
White gel pen

*Don't forget to leave a comment today for your chance to win some yummy blog candy. Oh, and Monique will be picking a winner for last weeks blog candy. So stay tuned my friends, and have fun creating. Ta!


craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

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CathyinMN said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Dana Paper Memories4u said...

LOVE LOVE the cake. I'm going to have to scrap life this. Thanks for sharing. papermemories4u@

Anonymous said...

Very nice, I love coming to this blog for inspiration. TFS your talents. Janice West

Cheryl said...

Love B-day card you made for Susan!
I love the way you did the cake!

Anonymous said...

Sure enjoy what you ladies, make and share.
Thanks for inspiring me.

etfamily at wynndel dot ca

cgreer said...

what a gorgeous card!!! love this one.

inspiredwon said...

I love the card!! The way you ink it just makes it stand out and look different!! Your paper is super cute as well. Thanks for sharing.

amanda.peterman at gmail dot com

Christy Velasquez said...

Not sure if I'm too late to leave a comment for the blog candy give away....however this card is so beautiful!!! I love the cake and they way you did it. Gorgeous!!


Katherine said...

Cute card. I like the way you set the layers at angles rather than right on top of each other.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very cute card Becca.

pcrusberg said...

Fun color combo. I really like this card. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Very cute card. Thanks for the idea.
debbieanng at yahoo dot com

Amber said...

oooh....I love the pink and green color combo. The card looks so cute. TFS!

Debbie said...

this cake just makes you want to take a bite thanks
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Cynthia Baldwin said...

Pretty card! I really like the embossing on the cake.

Kim. said...

Happy Belated Birthday Nanna Susan, love the card and the cake looks lovely embossed. It still amazes me how different things look when they are embossed lol.
Kim xXx

Sukie said...

Very pretty card, love that your team is back to posting regularly. I'm definitely a stalker as I love your creations. I just got my Cricut Magazine in the mail today and saw Monique's project, it was adorable!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

It's so good to have you guys back! I love the cute card!!! :) The colors go so well together and are so festive!

Thanks so much for sharing,

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Nana Jo said...

Love the papers you picked!

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Nana Jo said...

Love the papers you picked!

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SaraBug said...

Cute card, I like how you did the shadow.

Merilee Lane said...

This card is too cute! Great Job! merileelaneatgmaildotcom

Maria said...

This is such a pretty card! TFS

sonyaeverding said...

love the card. i agree about how the chalk makes it pop

Lady Fair said...

Pretty card, love those papers! Thanks for the tip on offsetting two die cuts to create the shadow effect.


dgroovy said...

Wonderful card, I hope Nana Susan had a nice B-Day. Thanks for always sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a cute card. Thanks for all the inspiration, and glad you're all back. TFS

gshrader said...

Cute card!
Thanks for sharing!

Lyd's Creations said...

Seems like a 'nice & easy' kind of card, that's very pretty, too. That's why I come to you girls for some 'ideas', Thanks.

Lydia Matthews
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Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Nana Susan! Becca, I'm sure she loved your cute! TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Northwoodszoo said...

Yummy! Nothing like birthday cake with a little bling!

Beverly said...

Very nice card - simple yet striking. Great choice of papers, too! said...

Love your card!! am always running out of Birthday ones so will use your instructions!! Thank you for sharing them!

toptinmanswife said...

Adorable card! I love using my cuttlebug!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card, and just in time to make one for my sister-in-law, thanks so very much

bsketmom at tampabay dot rr dot com

Debbie J said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Melissa said...

VERY pretty card!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

Cute card, love the cake. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Phyllis C said...

Love the cake card.

Beth Anne in PA said...

Very cute card Becca...TFS :) Love the papers...I'll have to find those somewhere 'cause they're my colors for sure!

Beth Anne in PA

Queenie said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely card.

AngelaP said...

Love the card. This will be easy for me to follow your instructions to make my own.
Thanks for your hard work.

Stacey Brucale said...

This is really cute! I love the colors!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Cute card, really like the pattern paper. TFS

Sandra Joy said...

Love pink & green together,looks great with purple too. That cake looks yummy!

blueskygirl said...

Love that paper!! And the double layer you offset. The embossing on the cake makes it really look fancy too! TFS

Donna said...

I love the colors on this paper! Very pretty. And I also love when the paper is off set as you did. I do this a lot on my cards. Really cute!

Blessings, Donna

Ruth G said...

Yummy! This card looks good enough to eat! Great colors and textures! TFS!!!

Charlene M. said...

I really like thsi card! TFS!
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Dawn, RI said...

Nice birthday card. Happy birthday Nana Susan . Hope your day was filled with JOY.
Dawn RI

Vickie said...

WOW what a great card. I have to do a birthday card for a friend and I may just have to use this recipe to make it. TFS and for the chance to win some great blog candy. Take care and God Bless you all.

Gaby S. said...

Love the muted colors on this card. It draws you in. Thanks for the great instructions as well. Thorough as always.

Shawn Mosch said...

Love the card!

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Marsha said...

Your birthday card is so beautiful.

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F.T said...

I like your birthday card but if you select one background plane it would be more wonderful.

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Marsha said...

I love your card. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

richeygirl said...

Great job Becca! Love the card. :)

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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