Friday, March 18, 2011

Welded window card - lots of glitter! 3-18-11

This card was published in the September 2011 Cricut Magazine!! (p. 39)

I learned how to make these fun cards from Sheila over at the Sassy Lady Blog.  (Thanks Sheila!)  Click HERE to see her tutorial.

Click HERE to see this weeks giveaway!!

This is what it looks like open (above) and closed (below)  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.

I used Cherry Red Bakers Twine and looped it around twice before I tied my bow.  I think it adds a nice finishing touch!

I welded two 4 inch squares (with rounded corners) from the George cartridge together and then added a smaller square (3.41h) in the center of the right side to make a window.  I welded the shadow for the Sundae (3.38 h) and the words 'happy birthday' (1.3 h) to the frame.  In order to get the weld to cut correctly, I had to move the card base off and then move it back over the top of the sundae and words. I think you have to add the frame last if you want it to cut out correctly. 

The sundae (Just Because Cards cartridge) was cut at 3.38 high with all of its accessories and  I cut the words 'happy birthday' (Create a Critter cartridge) and its layer out again at 1.30 high.

 For the ice cream, I covered the whole surface with glossy accents and then sprinkled fine white glitter all over.  Tip:  Dry flat with this technique as the glossy accents can run and it takes about 2 hours to dry.

 I used stickles and studio G glitter glue to color in the letters , cherry, leafs and to outline the frame. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Very pretty! I love the shiny stickles!!

  2. I LOVE it! These window cards are so fun to make. And I love all the bling! Hugs- Glora

  3. So pretty, and I do love all the glitter!

  4. Love your card. This will be a perfect card for my granddaughter's birthday next month. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. What a wonderful design for a card! The glitter is gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB!

  7. Back again. I didn't realize last time I was by that you'd entered this at Fantabulous Cricut too. Thanks for playing along! This is such a fun card!

  8. What a yummy card, Kimberly! I love all the glitter! It reminds me of sugar! :) Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

    Saundra :)

  9. What a cool card, Kimberly!!! :) I love all the glitter! What cartridges are the sundae & happy birthday from?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  10. This card looks YUMMY! I would love it! If you would like to send it to me for my B-day (it's in June) I wouldn't mind a bit ;) Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week!

  11. What a GREAT card! I love it!!

  12. I love your card, Kimberly! I love the glitter you added. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week. Great job with the challenge!

  13. This is such a creative card Kimberly! Congrats on your top 5 pick at FCCB!


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