Thursday, October 27, 2011

#’s H2H Challenge Happy Birthday - Accordion Pocket Card Using CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy

It took me a while to gather my strength for this project and I can’t wait to see the look on my Friends face when she sees it.  I watched a video tutorial last week on “Everyday Cricut” by the “Paper Boutique” in creating this adorable accordion pocket card with a pull out tab.  Now I don’t have the cricut cartridges she has however, I do have the best cartridge ever that allowed me to compensate a bit for this particular card that I created for a special friends’ 38th Birthday…the NEW Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

This is how the card looks when your recipient opens the card and takes it out…or when your getting ready to put it inside of the envelope.AccordianPocketCardClosedMaThis is what the card looks like just standing up with the pull-tab slide inside of the pocket & the outside of the envelope.AccordianPocketCardLinerStaThis is what the card looks like completely open with the slider out.  (I put a message on the opposing side of the slider to my friend)AccordianPocketCardOpenThis is a close-up shot of the accordion part of the card so you can see how I applied the layers.  Notice the cupcake is popped up on the 2nd layer.AccordianPocketCardLayers

It was a lot of fun learning to play with the different dimensions on my E2. I was also able to finish up the challenge for the H2H #’s that was posted last week.  I have to admit I do have the cartridge that allowed me to do the inside slider title Someone Special, however, the rest of this card and the envelope were all created with the Art Philosophy Collection including the “Happy Birthday” embossed sentiment on the outside and using the shape-a-day post suggestion via Jeanette Lynton’s blog for the liner on the inside.  I hope you enjoyed viewing and feel inspired to create one of your very own.  Just click on the link above for the video tutorial via “Paper Boutique”.  The recipe is below…Thanks for Stamping By!


Z1686 "Cricut Art Philosophy Collection”

A. Envelope & Liner sized at 6”

B. 5 - Presents sized at 1.75”  alternating the gift wrap bow at the same size.  (The gifts will overlap a little on each edge just make sure your adhesive doesn’t extend)

C. The cupcake base is at 3” & so is the cupcake wrapper.  (I used black cardstock behind the wrapper to make it match and pop with the gifts).

D. I cut the Someone Special at 5.5”

E.  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment within the cupcake collection to emboss the outside of the envelope.

G1025 “Roxie” WOTG – Used the “Bling Assortment”, Black Cardstock, Tulip or Sorbet (I had extra Tulip cardstock), & for the Background & Texture paper I used the plaid & rose sides.

Z1335 Licorice Opaque Adhesive Gems (Used the bitty black to scatter as sprinkles and highlight opposing sizes on the bows to the gifts.)

Z1104 Sparkles

Z1450 Color-Ready Alphabets Cork (I blot sponged the cork letters with black staz-on ink & used the circles from inside of the letter/#’s for a couple of the sprinkles)

Tools & Extras: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Bone Folder, Micro-Tip Scissors, Scor-Pal, & E2.

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a “Wicked” discontinued stamp of the month via commenting on the H2H challenge for this week!

1 comment:

Haley D. said...

What an amazingly cool project and birthday card! I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for playing by the numbers @ H2H!