This is my first time to ever be a guest designer and I managed to even mess that up! LOL I made the cards and pre-wrote most of the post a couple of weeks ago, but didn't add the pictures because at the time I hadn't taken them. So, Fri and Sat are extrememly busy and I forgot that the post wasn't completely ready! I remembered that it was going to post, but didn't go do a final check to see if all was ready. :( it wasn't. Sorry about that.
Color Dare Challenge #56 uses the colors: Lagoon Pear Buttercup
I ended up making two cards. This card has the leaf overlay from Close To My Heart's newest Cricut cartridge "Artbooking". It can be found on page84. Use the Overlay key, shift key and then the hello World key. I also, used the Real Dial key and set the size at 2 3/4". That was still a little long so I trimmed it down. I should've went to Cricut Craft Room and set it exactly the size I wanted, but in this case it worked fine this way. The print paper is from the retired Chantilly paper pack. For the "happy birthday", I cut out the words using the Artbooking cartridge again. Page 86. I wanted the negative space and I trimmed out the flag shapes by hand. Ribbon is Bias Seam binding that I spritzed with Pear reinker..
The second card is made using one of Close To My Heart's new spinner cards. These cards have so many possibilities.A package has 10 (5" x 7") cards and envelopes. The patterned paper came from the same paper pack as above. There are a whole collection of stamps that work perfectly with these cards and I used the "gift" one to stamp on both sides of the spinner part of the card. I used another of those stamps on the inside, "happy birthday". These stamps are quite the bang for their buck at only $2.95 per stamp. The "Let's Celebrate" stamp was a Stamp of the Month. And I had to use the "Artbooking cartridge again! I am in love with it. The cupcake is on page 87. I had to alter it a bit because I needed two candles on it. I used Rosette Ribbon for the frosting and some sparkles. Added some Glitter Glitz on the candle tips and stars.The banner across the top was also cut using the same cartridge. Found on page 63, the border cut. I used Real Dial Size again and cut it at 1/2". Here is the inside and showing the other side of the spinner.
Hope you have a blessed week, Polly