Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nico!

Today we went to the 8th birthday party for one of Kalino's best friends and classmates, Nico. I made this card for him.

I've been so sleep-deprived this week from working really hard in the studio, that I actually took a nap earlier. I rarely take a nap. I'm happy it's a 3-day weekend here.

This card is super simple and uses two designs I cut with my Silhouette machine: the happy birthday circle tag and the number 8. I can't remember the font I used for the 8. I trimmed off the tag holder part of the circle. For a finishing touch, I added a small star.

Just to remind you, you really get your value from the Silhouette machine because you can cut fonts you already have on your computer. Normally, I don't cut Papertrey Ink paper with my machine, since it is a heavier cardstock, but the machine easily cut the number 8 (it's a simple design). The kraft cardstock is a lighter weight cardstock, so the Silhouette easily cuts this intricate design.

I have some cool projects I'm working on this week. One of them involves stamps, ink, fabric, sewing, and batting (all on the same project). I'll let you know more later. Thanks for stopping by! Have a good one.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: none
Paper: Orange Burst, Simply Chartreuse, & Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink), Kraft (SU!)
Ink: none
Tools: Star punch (SU!), Silhouette cutter, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: white gel pen (Sakura), foam tape (3M)


Kerry said...

I LOVE LOVE this card! Nice job! I am loving the Silhouette more and more. So fun. Thanks for sharing this great card!

naomi chokr said...

happy bday nico!!! i absolutely love the colors and design!!! you do some awesome stuff with the silhoutte. mine is sitting pretty in the box... pretty sad

Silvia said...

This is fantastic! I love it, Anthonette! Nico will be very happy to recieve such beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

Becky Carafa said...

Love this! Great for a boy bday!

~amy~ said...

Such a FUN card...can't go wrong with orange:)

Sam said...

This is such a groovy and beautiful card Anthonette. Thanks also for the tip about cutting fonts that are on our computer with the Silhouette. I didn't know I could do that!

I can't wait to see more about your current project (with the sewing and batting). It sounds very mysterious!


Carolina said...

Adorable card - hope you've been able to get some rest!

Anonymous said...

Adorable indeed and I love the color combo you chose. I must find a way to hook up my Cricut Expression to my Mac... (sigh).

Erum Tasneem said...

oh wow! this is one cool card!