Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another birthday card which I made using the graphically speaking cartridge which I've actually never used before!! After flicking through all the pages in the handbook I know I will need to use this cartridge a lot more as there are some great images on it. I even starting thinking about a few cards which I could make using this cartridge. It's good going back through old cartridges and thinking up new ideas/layouts/cards to make :)

The card was made two challenges: the first - Cartridge Chaos the first challenge of a new series of challenges hosted by Paula (More Than Favors) and Meriah (Two Scraptastic Gals). The challenge was to use the cartridge Graphically Speaking. The second challenge was over at Cooking With Cricut #12 Challenge: Glittermania - challenge was to "glitz it up" e.g. bling, stickles etc.

For these challenges I used the butterfly cut from Graphically Speaking (page 57 using the icon feature button as well as the icon blackout feature button) as well as scalloped circle from the same cartridge (page 60 using shift, phrase buttons). I also used lots of turquoise coloured bling to "glitz up" the card (I used 26 individual rhinestones!!). Onto the pictures!! (Sorry about the bad quality of the pictures..I just couldn't get any good ones!!)

  • Pinky red coloured cardstock for base and creamy yellow layer
  • Kaisercraft 6" paper pad 'Gypsy Sisters' collection (all layers of butterfly as well as scalloped circle, background and turquoise mat under the sentiment were from this paper pack)
  • Pink and yellow sentiment layer is a die-cut from the pack of Gypsy Sisters coordinating die-cuts
  • Happy Birthday is from a sheet of rubons all saying Happy Birthday by Kaisercraft
  • Bling is also by Kaisercraft
  • Also used 'magic mount' (double sided adhesive foam) to add dimension to the sentiment layer to hold the card in place when it is sitting in the 'easel position'.
Thanks for checking out my post/blog/card :)

Katie xx


  1. This is just beautiful. I love it.

    Thank you for playing with us this week at Cricut Cartridge Choas, I hope to see you next week too.


  2. Great card, love the bling. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with the Cricut.

  3. Such a sweet card, Katie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

  4. Pretty card Katie. I love the colors you chose:) They are a couple of my favorites:) TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWCDT

  5. Very cute card Katie Great Job! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking with Cricut!
    Karla Urea.

  6. Very cute, I love easel cards. Thanks for playing along this week with Cooking with Cricut!

  7. I love this card! Thank you for Joining Meriah and I on the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge! I hope to see you back.

    Happy Crafting,

  8. Love all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut :)

  9. I am really digging your color choices. The butterfly is so cute! Thanks for joining us over at Cooking with Cricut.

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista

  10. Very pretty! I love all the bling on the butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!


  11. Pretty project Katie ! Love those papers and your butterfly is so cute !

    Good luck with your challenge !
    Thanks to play with us this week at Cooking with Cricut
    Have a great Monday ;-)

  12. Katie, another absolutely gorgeous project girl! You are super talented! I love your color and paper choices. Thank you for sharing with us at CWC! I love seeing what you do! Can't wait to see the next! Thanks again!


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