f The Bugbytes: Happy 1st Birthday!

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October 7, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday!

Hi y'all!  This is MelodyR again from A Splash Here and There blog.  Thanks Pam for letting me "play" here again!   My SIL's twins were having their first birthday so I created this card to accompany the gifts we were giving them.  The inspiration for the LO of this card came from Unscripted Sketches blog (Sketch #178) where I will also be linking this project to - I had just recently discovered this blog and plan to use their other sketches for inspiration.   This card is 5x7 and all cuts were designed using the Sihouette Studio and cut with the Cameo.

I started by importing the LO sketch right from the Unscripted Sketches blog onto the Silhouette Studio so it was easier for me to refer to it (love that I can do this with the Silhouette Studio!)  As you can see with my finished card above, I actually turned the sketch on its side.

The baby images on the card were by Samantha Walker. I was feeling pressed for time, so instead of cutting the different layers of the babies, I used the print and cut feature.  Below is how the images look like on the matt initially.

Then I ungrouped the layers so I can color in the different layers to my liking.  I used solid colors, but you can do patterns if you have them in your library (purchased separately or those already included with your Silhouette Studio).  I made sure that I chose NO-CUT for the layers of the baby images, except for the outside layers only.

The pattern on the rectangular matt above is
purchased from the Silhouette Store.  And yep,
I am using a Cricut matt because I find it sturdier
than the Silhouette matt.

Here are some closeups of the finished card.  I used my mini sewing machine to stitch the patterned matt onto the white matt.  I cut a shadow layer for the baby images in black cardstock and foam mounted the baby images on it for some dimension.  The rhinestones were by Studio G and Imaginesce. The button, jute twine and the ribbon were from my stash.  I used Boyz R Gross Shadow NF (on the banner), Engravers MT (for the number 1), and Abbeyline (for the sentiment inside the card) fonts. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!  Thank you Pam for letting me share my project with the Bug Bytes readers!  


papillon digital design said...

Love the card melody

papillon digital design said...

oops that printed before I had finished.Love the die cuts/print and cut of those babies. Awesome card. I love the way you have decorated the interior too. TFS

Karons Krafty Korner said...

This is such a fabulous card. Hubby!!! are you looking see what you can do with the Silhouette. I'm trying to convince hubby that it would be a great Christmas pressie/birthday pressie:-) TFS

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks, ladies! And Karon, you will love the Silhouette Cameo! They're coming out with a smaller version of the Cameo but I would buy the bigger version if I were you. I still use my Cricuts once in a while and won't part with my cartridge collection but my go-to program nowadays is the Silhouette Studio. PM me if you have any questions ;)

Michelle said...

Such a cute colourful card - TFS.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks Michelle!

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