Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Robin (FCCB)

It's Robin's birthday - and everybody at Fantabulous Cricut is celebrating!  Robin is the wonderful creator and leader of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  It has been such a delight to get to know Robin over the past number of months and I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with her.  Happy Birthday, Robin!

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to make a birthday-themed card or project, such as a banner, centrepiece, layout... You choose!  I opted to make a card.
I made my card using Stretch Your Imagination.  This isn't a cartridge that I have used much but as I was looking for birthday cakes, this one came up in my search and I fell in love with not only the tall cake but the whimsical frame to go with it. (I also noticed a few other fun images in the handbook.  I'm going to have to spend some more time with this cartridge!)

In order to create the white mat for behind the frame, I simply hid the inner contours of the image.  After cutting, I ran the white mat through my Cuttlebug, using the Happy Birthday folder.  I had to run it through twice, turning at a 90 degree angle in order to emboss the bottom portion of the mat.  This folder lends itself quite nicely for that.  I then cut the frame itself in black.  I added pink gemstones all around the frame as well.

I used some chunky glitter crystals for the cake itself and then layered all the other pieces.  I used Pop Dots to adhere the cake to the mat.  I punched some corners to match and finally tied on a pink bow for a final touch.  I love the way this card turned out - and I hope Robin does too!

Head over to Fantabulous Cricut to wish Robin a happy birthday - and to submit your birthday card creation in this week's challenge. 

31 comments:

Dana said...

Love it. (Fellow Design Team)

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - this is absolutely adorable. I have this cartridge as well and I need to play with it some more. I am loving the cake and the frame. The embossing is just the perfect touch for the card.

Laurie

Tanya said...

Kate this is a wonderful card! I love that pink, black and white combo...so girly!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a sweet birthday card. I love the colors and the glitter crystals on the cake. Fab idea. :)

Natasha said...

What a great card. I think I'm going to have to pull out SYI and take another good look at it. Thanks for sharing.

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this card kate it is so neat. It is sure another one of your amazing cards. love it.

Melissa said...

I am lovin your card!!! I would like to scrap lift if you don't mind!

Lisa said...

Very cute! I love the colors you used and the tall, skinny cake! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa N.
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Gorgeous cake card, and the crystals on the cake make it look so yummy!!! Love it! And thank you for the b-day wishes Kate :)

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I love this card, Kate! It is just so fun. I haven't used this cartridge in a while. I may need to take a look at it again.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

sandee said...

LOVE this! The chunky glitter on the cake is a great little touch!

Maria Elena said...

What a great card Kate ! Love it.
Have a great Monday ;-)
Maria Elena~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Wow...not much more I can say but this card is fabulous!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This turned out so super cute! I have always wanted to use this cut but never have! It is so fun!

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Jamie said...

I love it, Kate. Cute and unique! I love it stretched!

April said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love the colors and the cake. Sorry to hear you had more snow! it will be 82 here tomorrow!

Anita said...

This card is awesome! Love the colors!! I'm giving away April Showers seasonal cartridge on April 2nd. Come on over for a chance to win!! Anita
http://Scrappingwithglitter@blogspot.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Lovely card Kate!! Love the elongated look and the PINK with black:) TFS
Hugs

Crafting Misfit said...

I think this is my favorite bday card I have seen in awhile!
Www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this card! Chic, fun, great colors - LOVE it! Best yet, I just picked up the SYI card for a song. Can't wait to participate in the challenge this week!

Natasha said...

Kate, I've passed on a blog award to you. Please visit my blog to claim.

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

MiamiKel said...

OH Happy Birthday to Robin! Kate, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color combo - the pink and black and white are a vision! It's so striking and bold and yet just has such elegance and flair! Well done, so classy and lovely! Thank you, also, for the lovely blog comments - every day is a learning (curve!) experience and I know somehow we'll muddle through :) Blessings to you! xoxo

Tracy said...

Such a fun card. Love the detail.

Maquel said...

Kate! I love this card! So cute! I may have to scraplift!! hope you don't mind! ;)

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

YAY!!! I found your blog! (It was saying you didn't have one! BUT I knew you would). I have had a big scroll through through all your 'small BUT FABULOUS bits of paper' and I'm in scrappin heaven and I'm following! Thanks also for all your comments on my blog - I think I'll install a cyber-lounge on my blog so you can come hang out there anytime! I love waking up to your sunshine! Make room for Jacob!

Linda Kaiser said...

Kate: This card is amazing! I love the cute design. I am so going to borrow!

PS Thanks again for all your nice commnets on my blog.

Linda

Tracey said...

I really love the whimsical feel to your card Kate. The chunky looking glitter really does look like icing! Ages ago when I bought this cartridge, I thought it would be the only one I'd ever need, it has so much on it. Well, that didn't happen did it! But I really do need to use it more often too.

Tammy said...

I love your card!! Thanks for reminding us that our older carts still have very good images on them!!

Rae Finke said...

Hey Kate, I love your Happy Birthday card! I love black, pink and white together... what a fun card. Great job, as always, with the challenge!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

I don't believe I missed this earlier! How cute is this!