Today is my day to post on the Miss Kate Cuttables blog. Miss Kate has an incredible Design Team and I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated by the talent there. But that’s a good thing as it will keep me on my toes.
For my project I used the Happy Birthday Title, but I had a little fun with it, turning it into a card, tag and gift bag set. I saw a video on Jennifer McGuire’s blog, making a stacked card front with a die cut and I was cure I could use a Miss Kate’s cut file to do something similar…even better since it’s so much easier than using dies.
Let me show you the card first and then I’ll tell you a bit about how it came together.
I sized the title for the card front and then created a quarter-inch offset for the white border. Then I centered the offset in a 4″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle and ran a cut line across the card, slightly above center. To set it up for cutting, I placed the title back inside the offset and cut this in five different colors. I also cut the party “confetti” with each color.
As you can see from the picture I slightly offset each panel by about 1/16″. I trimmed both top and bottom to allow a 1/4″ space to allow the card base to show. The Birthday was also layered which looks really cool from the side as you can see all the colors.
I then placed the layers for the candle on top and the various pieces of the confetti. I applied Crystal Effects to the candle base and Wink of Stella to the flame.
I cut the happy and attached it on the top of the card and coated it with Crystal Effects. I use a precision tip bottle to apply it. Once everything was attached, I sprayed it liberally with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle Spray. Love this stuff!
Taking my cues from the title, I created the sentiment for inside the card. I used the balloon which is included with the cut file. I created lines the same colors as the layers on the front.
I enlarged the candle and confetti and placed them on the front of a dollar store gift bag. I spritzed that with the same shimmer spray and coated the flame with Wink of Stella.
Then I shrunk the card front to make this adorable tag. I printed the birthday on the white card stock rather than cut it as it was too small to cut. I punched a small circle on the side and ran some Bakers Twine through it.
And here’s the set all together. Ready for the next birthday celebration.
Hope you like my trio and are inspired to try one yourself. When you look at the prices of gift bags and tags, you’ll be glad you did.