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Berry Sweet Birthday Card


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Design by: EmilyHelmick (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: less than 30 minutes
Project tags: Birthday Girl Kids Baby Cards Seasonal Cards Cards Just Because Cards Friend Cards Kids Crafts Playful Clean & Simple

This "Berry Sweet" birthday card is simple and easy to make. It took me about 15-20 minutes to cut everything and assemble it. I used pre-embossed scrapbooking paper for the background, a yellow gingham paper for the square, red/pink/green/white cardstock for the strawberry, and red cardstock for the lettering. I had to use the plain font provided to create the "have a" and "birthday" words, but that took only a couple of minutes altogether.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cardstock (various colors)
  • Adhesive
  • Scrapbooking paper

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Give your ADORABLE card to the sweet birthday girl! :)
Use your Cricut and Simply Charmed Cartridge to cut out all of the seperate layers of the strawberry (I decided to forgo the "shadow" layer, just because I felt it wasn't necessary. You're more than welcome to use the shadow if you like it). There's the RED Strawberry 'body', the PINK cheeks, the GREEN strawberry leafage, and the WHITE cheek embellishments. Glue all of these pieces together to create your strawberry piece.
Fold your background CARDSTOCK/SCRAPBOOKING paper in half to create a card.

I used a pre-embossed scrapbooking paper. This paper actually required a stronger adhesive, because the embossing made it difficult for the standard glue to hold.
Cut out a square of CARDSTOCK/SCRAPBOOKING paper to use as the backdrop for your strawberry.

I used a yellow gingham printed SCRAPBOOKING paper for mine because it set the strawberry apart from the white in a cute and fun way.
Glue your strawberry piece onto the backdrop square. Then glue the new piece onto your card itself.

I did not attempt to center my square. I personally like the offset look of the card, but if you're a fan of symmetry, you can center it a little better.
Use your Cricut and Simply Charmed cartridge to cut out the "Berry Sweet" provided with the cartridge. Additionally, use the standard font provided (or any font that you prefer) to cut out the "have a" and "birthday" words.

I cut the letters out on the same red CARDSTOCK that I used for my strawberry 'body'. Since my base was white, I thought the red would add some cute color to the card.
Glue your letters onto the front of the card.

My symmetry was, again, a little off with the top line, but that's because I prefer it that way. You can always center your lines a little better.
On the inside of the card (not pictured), I cut out a rectangle of the same SCRAPBOOKING paper that I used as the backdrop square on the front. This is what I wrote my message to the birthday on. I then glued it to the inside of the card. Alternately, you could just write on whatever paper you use for the card itself.

Step 1

Give your ADORABLE card to the sweet birthday girl! :)

Step 2

Use your Cricut and Simply Charmed Cartridge to cut out all of the seperate layers of the strawberry (I decided to forgo the "shadow" layer, just because I felt it wasn't necessary. You're more than welcome to use the shadow if you like it). There's the RED Strawberry 'body', the PINK cheeks, the GREEN strawberry leafage, and the WHITE cheek embellishments. Glue all of these pieces together to create your strawberry piece.

Step 3

Fold your background CARDSTOCK/SCRAPBOOKING paper in half to create a card.

I used a pre-embossed scrapbooking paper. This paper actually required a stronger adhesive, because the embossing made it difficult for the standard glue to hold.

Step 4

Cut out a square of CARDSTOCK/SCRAPBOOKING paper to use as the backdrop for your strawberry.

I used a yellow gingham printed SCRAPBOOKING paper for mine because it set the strawberry apart from the white in a cute and fun way.

Step 5

Glue your strawberry piece onto the backdrop square. Then glue the new piece onto your card itself.

I did not attempt to center my square. I personally like the offset look of the card, but if you're a fan of symmetry, you can center it a little better.

Step 6

Use your Cricut and Simply Charmed cartridge to cut out the "Berry Sweet" provided with the cartridge. Additionally, use the standard font provided (or any font that you prefer) to cut out the "have a" and "birthday" words.

I cut the letters out on the same red CARDSTOCK that I used for my strawberry 'body'. Since my base was white, I thought the red would add some cute color to the card.

Step 7

Glue your letters onto the front of the card.

My symmetry was, again, a little off with the top line, but that's because I prefer it that way. You can always center your lines a little better.

Step 8

On the inside of the card (not pictured), I cut out a rectangle of the same SCRAPBOOKING paper that I used as the backdrop square on the front. This is what I wrote my message to the birthday on. I then glued it to the inside of the card. Alternately, you could just write on whatever paper you use for the card itself.

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