Thursday, October 3, 2013

Baker Cat Birthday Card

When I first saw the window box die (Sizzix) I knew that it was a must for my die collection.  I've had it for awhile and decided it was time to use it to make a birthday card.  I think Joy (Joy of Crafting) used it to make a treat holder but I wanted to see if I could turn it into a bi-fold card so that I could include a Honey Pop element.
After cutting the window and box, I measured an 8-1/2" x 6" piece of cardstock and scored it at 4" and 8". This left a 1/2" strip on one side which was used to attach the backward-folded card to the window. The Inky Antics cat images, honey pop cake, pedestal, candle, and words were stamped, colored and cut out. The words were stamped into thought balloons  from a Hero Arts Cling set.

To add more interest to the cake, flower ribbon was glued on.  Glue only the ends of the ribbon to the card so that it can fold easily without ripping the Honey Pop paper.  I'm not sure what I will put into the window box. Maybe I will fill it with craft flowers or perhaps include a small gift of stamps or chocolate.  Since the card will be bulky, I will probably package it in a cello bag rather than try to squeeze it into an envelope.
I forgot to show the label die (Sizzix). It was a set of three tag/labels with holes.  I fastened the label to the window box with tiny button brads. Oh, and the blue flowered paper background and hand cut rug are from an Authentique 6x6 paper pad.  Okay, that's it for this post.  Hope you liked what you saw and that it will encourage you to return for another visit. Please leave a comment if you can.  I love hearing from you.

6 comments:

Niki G said...

Love that flower ribbon used to decorate the cake...too cute! Such a fun card!

Handmade Cuties said...

So cool. I love the "surprise!" of the pop-up!

eva said...

that is such a fun card! i love the window and then the pretty pink pop up cake is so wonderful too!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the pop up images, a very cute card... Wow you must have a collection of those Sizzix dies by now, LOL!
TFS - enjoy your happy crafty day!

Leanne said...

Oh Lynn!! This is so fun!!! I love the front of the card, looks like a bakery and then the beautiful inside!! It's terrific and again fun!
TFS!
:)

Cami said...

Love this style with the peek-a-boo and that wonderful honey pop cake inside! What a cute, fun card!