Friday, March 25, 2011

Smile....it's your birthday!

As I had my lunch today, I was going through junk mail and found this flyer from Sprint.



I thought it would be great to use this technique on a card.  Their copy had score lines, but Inkscape was not cooperating and didn't convert the dashes for me, so I created the file with straight cuts.  
Here's my card: 



The finished card measures 5x7.  When I imported into SCAL, I ungrouped and removed the square, the corners were rounded and that's not what I wanted.  I then scored the top of the window so it's easier to lift.
Make sure to use heavy cardstock and not thin paper.  I used DCWV Summer stack double sided paper and the blue polka dot is from Target dollar bin.  I cut off the prongs off the flower brads and adhered them with Fast Grab Glue.  The ribbon is from Michael's and I inked the edges with Studio G chalk ink.  Each window has a clear button embellie by Making Memories RAKed to me: "smile", "sweet", "cutie"....inside of the card says:  ....it's your birthday.

I'm sharing the SVG file and I will have the GSD and DXF file for you late on Friday.

30 comments:

Melissa said...

How clever to take a piece of junk mail and come up with this creation! Love it! ...I think a little birdie told me that today is your birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOLIE! Enjoy your day!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

very cute card

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card!!

Esther said...

Very clever idea, love this card!

Vicki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May all your wishes come true. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

What a great idea.....I love seeing what creative minds come up with!! Love it!

bcriminger said...

Awesome, happy birthday!

Tammy D said...

What a great card and an awesome idea. I'll say it again. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Favorite Favors said...

Great card! Love the idea!!! And btw HAPPY BIRTHDAY xoxo :D

Susan S said...

you're awesome. love this card

jordiegirl said...

Happy Birthday - great card.

Anonymous said...

Nice card!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [26 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

ShersL84bed said...

Absolutely love this idea. Thank you for sharing your file.

DIANA L. said...

Super card love the color and the way the little doors open.

marilyn said...

thanks for sharing...what a cute idea!

lovemypaper said...

Very nice card!

simply monica said...

great job and TFS fabulous simply fabulous scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Thanks for this wonderfully creative file!

Tambo said...

This is such a cute card. I have to go make a birthday card today for my friend. I think I will try this out. You did a nice job.

Jeanette said...

Very clever - I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us. Jeanette

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Mar. 26, 2011. Thanks again.

Lisa R. said...

Love interactive cards! Thanks for sharing.

GabyCreates.com said...

You are a Genious!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card design! Way to use junk mail!

Marjorie said...

Hi. I popped over here from Penny Duncan's site as I saw your blinkie on her site. Thanks for sharing this neat file. Blessings to you.

patchworkhen said...

I like this card, can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

blessings, patchworkhen

Deanna's Creations said...

Love the card!...Looked at your other pictures, the cake is awesome!...

teachdanz said...

You are amazing!! I don't have scal or mtc but wish I did just so I could make that card too:-)

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said...

Great job!