Frame of Mind at The Cutting Cafe

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For The Cutting Cafe design team post, we were asked to use the Assorted Pop Up Cards…and any other cut file we wanted to use.  Wow, that was such a difficult decision!  I mean, have you seen how many awesome files Regina has in the store??  After much deliberation, I decided to use the It’s Bowling Time Template and Printable Stamp Set.  This set is chock full…if you’re planning a bowling birthday party, you definitely need to check this out!  But now to my card:

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The card is smaller, 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″; so I decided to extend the pieces beyond and above the edges of the front.  The finished size is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, the standard A2.  The pins were placed “at the end of the bowling lane”.  Once I got them as I wanted them, I converted the cut lines on each to print only; then I traced around the outside.  I cut the bowling ball once with the holes, in black, and once in gray without the holes.  I attached it on the card with an Action Wobble Spring.  The background is free clip art I found on the Internet.

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But here’s where all the action is:

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I shrunk the pins and bowling ball down and the yellow star.  More of the same background for the bottom and the sentiment on the back.  Looks like a strike to me!  What do you think?  Here’s a closer look:

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And here’s a peek from the side so you can see the pop up mechanism:

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So that wraps it up for my card, but if you’d like to see what the rest of the design team has come up with, just click here

10 Responses to “Frame of Mind at The Cutting Cafe”

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  1. Gail says:

    Kim you did a fabulous job and yes I like the STRIKE look as well as the wobble used – nice job there!

  2. regina easter says:

    this is beyond awesome my friend…i love this

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    You really bowl me over with your cards. Didn’t you also do another spinner card with bowling? They are great as always.

  4. Sharon Rizzotti says:

    This card is sooooo awesome. I love your alley too. My sons love to bowl, I will need to get this file and send the card to them both, I thank you, the Cutting Cafe for taking the guessing out of the cards I need to make this year for their birthday’s,

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Oh, I’m so glad you feel inspired! They will love this card. Let me know if you need any measurements from me to make your own “bowling alley”.

  5. Maria Luisa says:

    Hermoso proyecto !

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