My husband's oldest daughter's birthday is on Thursday (29th) and I made this card for her!
Literally all of the credit for this beautiful design has to go to a very talented lady at the UK Scrapper's site, named Sylvia, as she created this gorgeous design to be cut on the the Craft Robo. You can find her GSD cutting file here (scroll down to #92) and it's free! If you are not registered at the UK site you will need to do so before down-loading the file and I think there may be a 30 day waiting period.....but trust me, it's really worth the wait, as these ladies are extremely talented!!! It's hard to believe that my little "Roberta" (Craft Robo) is actually able to cut such an intricate and delicate item! The "Happy Birthday" is a Silhouette file that can be purchased at the Silhouette site for $.99, the name of the file is "Happy Birthday Phase C00578_19210" and it was cut with the Craft Robo as well and then I used my VersaMark Watermark Inkpad, covered it with clear embossing power and heat set with my "Heat It" heat gun.....I did this twice. It gives it an epoxy look.
For the inside, I used the bottom mat of Sylvia's cutting file, along with another Silhouette file named "Flower Flourish_2448" which was also cut with my Craft Robo. All of the text was done using MS Word and my Canon printer. Here is a look at the inside.
Since this card is 5 1/2 inches square, I had to design an envelope for it and I wanted to be able to use a piece of black paper that I only have in 8.5 x 11" size............so I had to improvise! I designed the envelope file with an extra "flap" that attaches to the envelope's "back flap" and then I used some Martha Stewart punches to decorate the flaps. I think it turned out pretty good....what do you think?
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Finished Card Size: 5 1/2" Square
Paper: Bazzill (Pink and Black Card Base), Recollections "Black" CS (Sentiment & Flourish)
Ink: Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools: Craft Robo, Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter" (Card Panel & Envelope), Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page "Eyelet Lace" and "Cherish", Offray Ribbon, Recollections "Pearl Sticker" Black, Want 2 Scrap "Pink Bling"