The challenge at the circle blog was to scraplift a project that was a past blog project, use two cricut cuts and two sponsor products. I saw a video on the circle blog showing how to make a shaker card by Shantaie Fowler for Halloween. Well, I needed to make a birthday card and loved the idea of a shaker card...so here is my interpretation!
The card base is 5 1/2 square and the scalloped squares were altered on my gypsy using the frame cut from Accent Essentials. I cut two, one at 5 inches and a smaller one at 4 1/2, both had the inside square cut hidden with the hide contour button. The butterfly cut is from Hello Kitty Greetings cut at 3.73 by 3.4 inches. One butterfly was welded to the square, this was the cut used to glue onto the clear plastic (I recycled cartridge packaging but I believe Bazzill sells some wonderful clear acetate). The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut from Hello Kitty Greetings, height was 1 inch.
I used dimensionals on the birthday sentiment to add drama, I felt with the floral paper as the shadow just didn't make it stand out enough. I don't have to worry about mailing the card, I plan to hand deliver it to my aunt in March when we meet for a ladies trip to SC. Over all, I am very pleased with how it came out, and will have to give myself a pep talk to actually give it to my aunt instead of keeping it for myself!