Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Birthday Card for My Sister

Happy Saturday everyone!  I have spent a few hours putting together a birthday card for my younger sister.  I also decided to play along with the challenge at Cooking with the Cricut.  The challenge is to make a project featuring gel pens or markers, and/or alternatively, use a sun.  I really enjoy the way these challenges are pulling me out of my comfort zone to get me to do things I haven't done before.  I've had an Amy Chomas' Gel Pen Holder for probably seven or eight months now and have never used it! Ridiculous, I know. So, I decided to pull it out and put it to work.  And to add a little more difficulty, I wanted to use a sun as well.  Here is the finished card!   

You guys know how much I love dimension right?  Well, I wanted to create some, but in reverse.  I cut out the sun image on the card and all of its layers, and then placed the sun that I drew with the gel pen inside the card.  The face of the sun is a Peach Keen stamp stamped in Stampin' Up's Not Quite Navy.

On the inside of the card, I used a Tagxedo word cloud that I generated specifically for my sister's birthday.  This is the coolest site!  Diane from CapadiaDesign posted about it a while ago.  I've been meaning to try it out and this card gave me the perfect opportunity.  I took a poem about sisters and birthday and used that, along with a few other key words to generate this word cloud.  I saved it, printed it on Cardstock, and cut it down to fit into the card.  I love it!  There are so many options with this site!  The creative applications are really limitless.

Lastly, I used a stamp that I picked up from Michael's eons ago for the sentiment.  I added a few accents that are from one of my Verve stamp sets to make it stand out a bit.  I cut it out using Spellbinders inverse scallop squares.  I hope you like it!!

Paper:  K & Company Citronella
Cartridges:  Elegant Edges (layers), Pack Your Bags (sun)
Tag:  Spellbinders Inverse Scallop Rectangles
Stamps:  stash & Verve
Word Cloud:  Tagxedo

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. This card makes me happy. One lucky sister you got

  2. Well Happy is what I was going for! Lol. Thanks LB!

  3. This is fabulous with all of those layers and great colors!! Fantastic. Your sister will love it!

    I tried PMing you on the MB, but your mailbox is full. Just wanted to thank you for your kindness yesterday and a few other things, but I just thought I would visit here and tell you instead.

  4. What an absolutely GORGEOUS card!! I love the dimension and the sun cutout all the way through to the bottom! So creative and beautiful! LOVE it :)


  5. Great card. Love the dimension with the sun. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  6. You are so creative and so talented!! This card ROCKS too:) TFS and thanks for playing with us again this week at Cooking With Cricut!
    ~Madison CWCDT

  7. Awesome card, Dayna! Love all the layers and dimension. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  8. OMG, that dimensional card is just soooo stinkin' cute! Love everything about it! Thanks for the link to the "word cloud". :-)

  9. Wow, this is such a lovely, vibrant card! this can surely make a wonderful sister birthday wishes on her special day! Thanks for sharing.

    xxxx Sarah


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