Thursday, June 25, 2015

Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a card that really threw me for a loop. Our handyman was here doing some work for us and noticed my Cricut Explore and asked what it did. So I explained it to him and told him I make cards and scrapbook and my husband showed him a card I made. He was impressed and asked if I could make a card for his girlfriend's birthday. How could I say no! I asked what he was looking for and he said his girlfriend loves Harry Potter and sunflowers. Do those two even go together? Well, I was stumped but agreed to it anyway. Now, I know nothing at all about Harry Potter so I had to do some research. I spent about 3 -4 hours researching Harry Potter and my mind felt like mush. I was at a complete loss when I decided to try Pinterest and found the perfect card (I think).

Of course I had to change the design since I needed to incorporate some sunflowers. So I found these cute little sunflowers in Design Space and added the glittery centers and used them as icing on the cupcake. I used the print then cut feature on the Cricut Explore for the banner. The candle is a real one but I cut it in half so it wouldn't be so bulky. 

And here's what the inside looks like:

I searched through all kinds of Harry Potter quotes and decided this was appropriate for a birthday sentiment.
So, all in all, I'm pretty happy with how this came out not to mention very relieved that it's finished. The real test comes tomorrow when Chris comes to pick it up. I sure hope he's happy with it!

And this also fits a challenge at the Turtle Soup Mini Crop. I didn't even plan it! Still several days left for the Mini Crop with lots of fun challenges. Hope you can join us!


  1. You rocked the challenge he gave you Tracy! Awesome card! BL

  2. Oh Tracy! It's AWESOME! I don't know quite what I expected but this is BETTER! I love your quotes and I love your flowers and the sentiments... You ROCKED it just like Lisa said! :D

  3. Such a sweet card. The sentiment is awesome. BL

  4. I think you rocked the card. She will love it. BL