Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fabulous and Forty

I hope my sister doesn't kill me for this, but she's turning 40 in January.  As I realized this the other day I thought it would be great to make her a "Fabulous Forty" card.  The wheels began turning, and this is, sorta, what I imagined. 

I cut the numbers from my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge.  After my 'JOY Garland' I decided it would be easier to get a Xyron machine.  I used the 2.5 inch machine to put adhesive on the numbers, then sprinkle some glitter on top.  I cut the shimmery pink cardstock numbers 1/4 in bigger and layered the two sets with foam tape.

I wanted some more bling, so I added the small rhinestones.  The paper is by Colorbook and is just gorgeous with stripes of various glitter.  I also used the new Stampin' Up! border punch (which will be available for free during Sell-a-bration next month).

Speaking of Stampin' Up! - I just received a pre-order from the upcoming Occassions Mini Catalog.  I'm so excited, I had to share with everyone.  Here's my first clear mounting SU! set 'With All My Heart'. 

Which coordinates perfectly with the new Specialty Paper 'Sending Love Specialty'.  I LOVE this paper!  One side is glittery, the other side is regular.


  1. The card is lovely. If I was your sister, I would not kill you until after I got my presents. LOL

  2. cool! I love the card you are making Cathy! Don't you just love your Cricut...I love mine! I've purchased some cartridges off of ebay for less it! I love the clear mount stamp idea...can't wait to try them too!

  3. Hey, I am not turning 40 I am turning 34, I don't know how this 40 rumour got started. :) I love the card. I am in love with the new paper. The Valentine paper at Papertrey is very pretty too. I haven't gotten my newest mini-catalog yet, but I will be placing an order! :)