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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Every day you sparkle...

My beautiful twin girls turned 39 (Gulp! Where did the years go?) on July 11. I made them each a card like this. They both have sparkly personalities, so the sentiment totally fits!

The card base and the lattice background  panel (from Design ID #63993 in the Silhouette Design Store) were cut with my Cameo.

I also used my Cameo to cut the sentiment label and its shadow and to actually write most of the sentiment onto the label (love those Silhouette sketch pens!)

Then I selected a font for my "sparkle" word, typed it into the Silhouette software and manipulated it to get what I wanted. Once that was done, I cut it out of glitter CS.

The little crown was actually cut with my Cricut using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. Besides using the glitter CS for a couple small layers, I also added some pink flat-backed gems for extra sparkle.

The crown is popped up on foam tape, which is why you can see that shadow behind it.






Since I was using my cutting machines and sketch pens for the front of the card, I decided to use them for the inside, as well. I created a rectangle with rounded corners, and used the Silhouette to write the sentiment, which is my own.

These two cards were so much fun to design and put together. I hope my daughters enjoyed receiving them.

My DH and I just returned home from a quick three-day business trip. He had several appointments with wood producers in Wisconsin, and I went along for the ride. We took our little RV (first trip of the summer) and had a really nice time. Wisconsin is a beautiful state - so many forested areas and lots of rivers and lakes. There had been quite a bit of rain in this part of the Midwest, so everything was green, green, green. We stayed in small-town campgrounds each night. I love visiting these small (under 1,000 people) towns, because I grew up in one. They always make me feel very nostalgic, even though I've morphed into a city gal in my adulthood.

Now we are back in Minnesota and getting ready for a weeklong trip to Iowa beginning this coming Monday. This will also be in our little RV, so we're quickly unpacking, only to pack it up again.

I hope you are having a great week wherever you are. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

7 comments:

Patti J said...

Wow - LOVE this, Cheryl!!! Great sentiment, and the sparkle is sheer perfection! Great job, as always :)

Hannelie said...

Congratulations to your twin girls on their birthday Cheryl!
I know they will feel very special when receiving this beautiful card!

designbydonna said...

Great card. Sure to make your daughters feel like queens.

Karen D. said...

Total cuteness!!! love the look.
Hope you have a great wknd.
hugs,
Karen

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is fab Cheryl, LOVE your sparkly sentiment!
Everything is green, green, green here this summer too, but that's because our weather is rubbish LOL ... enjoy your trip!

Glittered Paws said...

Awww...how fun are these cards and you made 2 - for your twin girls. Sounds like you have had and going to have somefun road trips. We have only had our camper out once so far this year.

Sue said...

What wonderful cards you have made with for "your girls". Love the sentiments and your cute design. To us Moms, they will always be our girls, right!

Hugs
Sue