The first challenge is to use the "Happy Birthday" key on the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge - pg 70 in the book.
This was a perfect first challenge as it is my hubby's birthday and I got to make him a wonderful card!
I used CTMH Chantilly paper along with CTMH Dutch Blue cardstock (sadly this color is retired). They blended wonderfully together to create a masculine card.
Here is the card and envelope:
Imagine what can be done with the entire cartridge!!!
The card base was cut at 4.5" from the card stock. A second card base was cut from the Chantilly paper at the same size to use as a liner on the inside flap. I shifted it down just a touch to have the zigzag peek over the top. Then I recut the card base at 4" to create the inner cupcake.
The envelope was cut at 4.5" from CTMH Chantilly paper.
"Happy Birthday" and the envelope "diamonds" were cut at 1/2".
"Adam", "46" and "Years Old" were cut at 1".
I cut 2 cherries - 1 in chocolate, 1 in ruby - at 1" then glued only the stem from the chocolate cardstock onto the cherry.
Yes, even the sprinkles were from the same button. They are the centers of the "Sun" cut at 1/2".
I had a lot of fun creating this card for the challenge. Why don't YOU join me and create a project as well?
Don't have the supplies needed? Click on the link below the pictures to go to my shopping site to start your "keying" adventures.