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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Happy birthday to an MVP...

 I have had a file for a card base sitting in my Silhouette file for a long time. I believe it came from here. A few days ago, I decided it was time to use it to make a couple of cards to sell at the thrift store.

The file contains the image of a base card in the shape of a baseball cap. I used the Silhouette software to create separate pieces for the bill of the cap (so that I could easily cut it in a different color) and for the inside panel so I could add a sentiment there.

I cut the card bases out of red, the bills from blue and the inside panels from white with my Silhouette. Then I die-cut the letters MVP. I could have used my Silhouette to cut these, but since I had the right size alphabet dies, I decided to use my Big Shot.

The button at the top of the cap is a large blue dot that came in a package of multi-color dots from Dollar Tree.

The dotted "seam" lines on the cap were added by hand with a red felt tip pen.

On the inside of the card I stamped "Happy Birthday," added a comma with a black pen and then cut the word CHAMP from black cardstock using a tiny alpha die set. When I want to adhere small letters like this, I line them up on my cutting mat grid and lay some washi tape over them to pick them up all at once. Then I turn the washi tape over and add a tiny bit of glue to the backsides of my letters. Finally, I pick up the washi tape (with the letters on it) and place it down on my card where I want the letters to be. After pressing them firmly in place, I can carefully pull off the washi tape, leaving the letters where I've glued them.

This was a quick and fun card to make, and I think it would be a great birthday card for any young boy who is into sports. It could also be made for a girl, using different colors, perhaps. I think a pink cap with a pale blue or purple bill would be really cute.

A few days ago, my niece posted a picture on Facebook of their peach tree--full of ripe peaches (she lives in Georgia). I am SO envious! I just purchased a few peaches at our local grocery store, and they were not good. I was so disappointed. I think we may just have to make a trip to Georgia next year at the end of June or early July to help pick my niece's peaches (wink, wink).

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



designbydonna said...

This is a perfect card for baseball fans. You can make it in team colors too. That is a great tip about the washi tape to position letters. I will try that.

Lynette said...

Your cards are so cool, Cheryl!! We actually did have some peaches while we were in Atlanta in June. They were excellent! However, we've had some purchased locally that were fabulous, also.

Glittered Paws said...

Wow - what a great card. I have a cap die and my head is spinning with ideas, both girl and boy cards. Love the tip about the washi tape.
Love fresh peaches, we get our peaches from a little further south, so juicy you have to eat them over the sink as the juice runs down your chin. Think I might have to make a cobbler this weekend.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That card is wonderful! I agree that it could be for girls and boys! We haven't tried any fresh peaches yet this year but you mentioning them is tempting me to see how good they are in the store.