August 18, 2014

Summer Fair Box Card by svgCuts

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine hinted that she would like something crafty as a present for her birthday and I figured, "Why not?". So yesterday afternoon after a successful kiddies-counting-sheep project, I fired up the Silhouette and decided on svgCuts' gorgeously happy Summer Fair Box Card.

Cutting the files and gluing everything together was easy because Mary makes her creations super intuitive, which is something I love about svgCuts. The hard part was deciding on a colour scheme. So in a race against time to finish before the kids woke up, I decided to stick with Mary's colour scheme - with a few minor changes. 

Now, I live in a part of the world where paper kits are extremely pricey and are not easy to get a whole off whether via the store or online. So I tend to scan the ones I own and hold on to the original kits a little while longer until I can bring myself to cut them up. 

For this little box card, I used a mix of Carta Bella's "True Friends", Graphic 45's "Typography" and some solids plus polka dots from my personal collection. 

My favourite part of the entire card would definitely be the Ferris Wheel and all the bling inspired by Mary's design ... and perhaps the quote from Graphic 45's Typography collection.

I might have also gone a wee tad overboard with my foam tape and glitter glue but what's a birthday card without raised effects and loads of glitter, right?

So after an hour and a half ... Happy Birthday, girlfriend!

ps: I was hoping to start on my little man's Smurfs birthday party project due in two weeks but then I spied this on svgCuts twitter tracker ... oh dear.