Friday, March 4, 2011

Fantabulous Friday - "Birthday Bash"


Welcome to Fantabulous Friday!
Can you believe it's Friday already? I don't know about you, but this week has flown by for me.
Well, I'm glad you're here and I hope you are ready to explore another fun cartridge this week!

This week's challenge here at FCCB is...
Challenge #49 Shaped Card
We challenge you to create a shaped card something other then a square or rectangle.
You can check out this fun challenge and enter your project HERE.

Keeping all this in mind, I started going through all my cartridges trying to find the perfect cartridge for this week's challenge. I think I may have found it in "Birthday Bash". What a fun cartridge this one is! Let's take a look at all the Creative Features available on this cartridge...
*Layer 1
*Layer 2
*Phrase
*Card/Tag
*Font
*Font Shadow

Ok...show and tell time!
My granddaughter (Emma) is always telling me that I make "stuff" for everyone else and I never make anything for her....poor, neglected baby! Can you feel her pain? Going through my handbook for Birthday Bash, I saw an image that has Emma's name all over it...at least it did by the time I was finished with it....

For this darling little crown, I used the Card/Tag Feature from page 47. I chose the Fit to Page option and my Cricut cut this card at 5 3/4 inches. I used the Font Feature for Emma's name. This is a great font, very crisp and clean. A little glitter, a lot of bling and you have a crown fit for a queen...
or a granddaugther...same thing in my house!

For my next project, I decided on a gift bag and matching card. I didn't want this to be too "birthday-ish" so that I can use it for whatever occasion pops up and catches me unaware! I think this set will do the trick...

For the card, I used the Card/Tag Feature from page 50. I cut this card at 7 inches.

I used a couple of embossing folders and lots of glitter on this card...looks yummy!

For the gift bag, I used the ice cream sundae from page 55 cut it at 2 1/2 inches. This cut has a lot of layers that go together very easily and add up to a beautiful looking ice cream treat!
The "lots of love" sentiment is from the Phrase Feature found on page 49.
And the ice cream cone at the top of the bag is from the Card/Tag Feature on page 57.

There are so many great cuts on this cartridge. I see myself using this one again and again.
I hope you enjoyed our little exploration of "Birthday Bash" today. I would love to see what you have created with this cartridge, so leave me a comment with a link to your project and I'll be on my way for a visit. Think we could have some ice cream while I'm there? No...really....do you?

Until next time,
Tanya
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9 comments:

  1. Both projects are fantabulous!! I especially love the ice cream card!!

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  2. Love your cards! Can't wait to see all the new entry ideas. I love this blog!

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  3. very cute! I have this cart but havent pulled it out in a while and you just reminded me how good it is. thanks

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  4. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing - I have to take a look at this cart "I just had to have" the moment it became available, but haven't really used yet ;) - you know how it is!

    :) Melody

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  5. Hi Tanya, glad you FINALLY made something for Emma!! That's a great crown with enough bling for a little princess! Love your sundae card...the embossing is just right. I love Birthday Bash...more and more every time I play with it! :-) TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  6. Great projects. I have had my eye on that cartridge for some time.

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  7. Tanya, your projects turned out soooooooooooooooo cute!!You did a fantabulous job!! ( as always) :)

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  8. Awesome projects....Love the icecream...too cute!
    smiles...
    Tammy

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  9. Great crown card and love the ice cream card and bag, too yummy!!!!
    I just got the Birthday Bash cartridge and the Bday Bash Imaginisce papers and had a ton of fun putting two cards together! I would love for you to check them out http://jeannine-scrappnthehamptons.blogspot.com/2011/03/birthday-bash.html
    Thanks,
    Jeannine

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