Happy Wednesday to you all! I am a day late posting this, so my apologies. I was due to post the new project from the cartridge of the month yesterday and since I had the day off work and was "in the zone" cleaning feverishly, I totally forgot! Major blonde moment! Anyway, since it's a new month, it's time for a new cartridge. This month, I'll be exploring Simply Charmed. At first, I was hesitant to buy this cartridge. I like alot of the cuts, but I don't want everything I make to have a smiley face. So, when I got my Gypsy, I ordered it right away because I can hide the faces if I want. Sometimes they're cute, but sometimes, they just don't go, you know?
I made this card for my brother's birthday. He turned 32 last week and I wanted to make a silly card because I sorta feel like neither of us ever grew up! I will be 36 this month and I still feel like a kid at times. I have wanted to use this burger cut forever. Since I was giving him a gift card to a burger restaurant, I thought it would be perfect. Not your normal birthday card, but oh well!
The burger comes from Simply Charmed. I used patterned paper for the lettuce, tomato and meat. It looked sorta boring with solid colors. I inked the edges with brown ink and added wiggly eyes. I love this little burger man!!
I cut the fries and box by hand because I don't have a cart with fries on it. I inked the edges of the fries as well using brown ink. I put some of the fries in there using my ATG gun and some using some foam tape so there would be some dimension.
The stamp is from a cupcake set by Hero Arts. I stamped it in black and then embossed it with clear powder. I think embossing is grand, don't you? It makes my cards happier, I'm sure.
On the inside, I stamped "Happy Birthday" and added a sleeve to hold the gift card. Although this was simple, I enjoyed making this card. Sometimes it's such fun to just be silly, isn't it? I love fancy, detailed cards, but occasionally it's great to do something completely silly!
One last thing.... A few months ago I asked for your input on my cartridge of the month selections. There were many requests for me to use Elegant Edges. I haven't forgotten your requests; I just don't have that cart. I will confess a big secret to you guys if you promise not to tell - I am really cheap when it comes to buying cartridges! (Gasp!!!) I have looked for this cart on EBay and it's going for around $50+ and I just haven't been able to pay that much yet. If you all have any suggestions on a good place to find a great deal on this or other carts, I would love to have your input. I am keeping my eyes open and will purchase it one of these days.
Thanks for stopping by today!