Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cuttin' Up Saturday - Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Challenges!

This week during the Cuttin' Up Saturday edition at the Cuttlebug Challenges we are going to use a "Happy Birthday" phrase that comes on a cartridge. There are a LOT of cartridges that come with a happy birthday phrase. I chose to use one from Elegant Cakes (there are actually two on this cartridge). I don't have my Cricut Cake™ Machine (yet), but I got this one just for the beautiful fonts and imagery and have used it on several cards. Remember, all the Cake Cartridges work in your Cricut®! :)

I wanted to make a shape card out of the words because it comes with a great shadow feature. I loaded the image onto my Gypsy™ and "hid" the holes in the shadow so that it would be a solid blackout image. After welding it together to make a card, I added another shadow layer (without hiding the holes), the phrase, and the "Happy" layer.

I chose to use Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DP that I got at Torendi. Torendi will soon be carrying Pink Paislee. Color me excited. Anyway, I digress.

After putting all of the layers together, I decided that it didn't have enough "pop" and was a little difficult to read, so I penned around all of the letters to make them stand out.

Simple quick and fun for a summer birthday!

Have a wonderful weekend! I am hosting a small Swarm at my house on Saturday and am very excited to teach some newbies the ways of the Cricut and Cuttlebug!

Don't forget to play in this week's Be Inspired challenge for a chance to win! :)