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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Princess birthday card

You can't have a frog without a princess! Natalie's card was made on the Gypsy because the crown is from Gypsy Wanderings. Used the shadow feature for the base paper and the regular feature for the front. Stickles filled in the crown to give it some sparkle.

The Happy Birthday Natalie is a combination of the Gypsy Wanderings font for the upper case letter and Plantin Schoolbook for the lower case.

The lighter pink is some eye-popping pink from an old paper pack from ages ago. The front page is DCWV Winter or Spring cardstock stack from just over a year ago.

Once again, I cut the base paper 6x12 and then joined it end to end with a double sided tape. This was cut on the 12x24" mat in one piece.

Hoppy Birthday Jacob

I created this card using Design Studio and the frog from Paper Dolls. He's the princess' frog on page 47. By welding the frog I was able to eliminate the detail cuts. I also hid the eyes so they wouldn't cut by clicking hide. Hoppy Birthday is from Lyrical Letters. At 1 inch this was way too delicate to work with. I'd prefer a more sturdy font in the future. The front of the card is the same frog glued over the base in the pearly green textured paper.

The base of the card is made with a green paper I had on hand out of a unknown pack. The front was made with Core-dinations from J's. Gemstone's "Jade" I cut the base paper to 6x12 and then used double sided tape to make a strip of paper 6x23.5" long. The entire folded card was cut out at one time. The Cricut cut through all the layers pretty cleanly.

A couple googley eyes and an upturned smile that I filled in with a marker turned him into a very happy frog.