Saturday, January 14, 2012

DDs Crafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of DDs Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop.  If you landed here after visiting : Cheryl's Blog   then you're in the right place. If not, please go to DDsCrafts, to start from the beginning.  Today, I thought I would try to create something a little different, it's not a card and not a layout, but more of a display item to place on the table top (if you add a base stand) or on the wall.

Here are the items I used for today's project.

  • 2 Shades of pink card stock and one sheet of black card stock
  • A circle cutter, I used my Making Memories one, cut a circle at 7.5" out of the darker card stock
  • Glitter glue: I used 2 shades of pink from Studio g, found at Michael's and Gunmetal by Stickles
  • Cri-Kits Glitter pen in black as well as the pen holder/tool
  • ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression as well as the Elegant Edges and Rock Princess Cartridges
  • Sticky tape and pop dots

Using the Elegant Edges cartridge, refer to page 58 (circle 3). Press the "frame" button, set size to 5 1/4", P-Hi, S-Hi, B-6. Cut out of the black card stock and then set aside.  Using Rock Princess, refer to pages 32 and 37 for the numbers.  Press the "Heart Font" and cut the numbers out at 2.5" each, use the same settings as earlier.  Now, refer to pg 67. Cut (Butterfly2) at 2.25" out of the darker pink card stock. Then, press the "shadow" button and cut at same size out of the black card stock.  Next, press "shift" and cut in the lighter pink shade.  Assemble the butterfly, only attaching the body to the black shadow base. Use pop dots to attach the wings.  I forgot to show the Forever Young cartridge I used to write "fabulous".  Refer to pg 70 (flower7) and press the "word' button, you will "cut" at 1".  Insert the Cri-Kits pen holder and mini glitter pen in stead of the blade.  Make sure you drop the blade down about an inch into your circle so that there is enough space for the lettering.

Time to assemble! Pop dot the frame onto the pink circle, ensuring not to cover the sentiment. I chose to have the "fabulous" on top.  Adhere the 50 inside the frame against the pink circle.  Adhere the assembled butterfly to the pink circle, bend up the wings for that 3-D effect.  Stickle/glitter glue the butterfly, the 50's hearts, under each circle in the frame and the circles within the sentiment.

Next, take the a sheet of 8.5" x 11" black card stock and cut in 2" strips lengthwise.  Using your scoring board, score at (every) 3/4" and 1", so it you should be scoring at: 3/4, 1/ 1 3/4, 2, 2 3/4, 3, 3 3/4 and so on.Your last score will be at 10 3/4 for each strip.  Pleat fold.  Attach each pleat folded strip to the back side of your pink circle using sticky tape. NOTE: ensure that you are forming your strip to follow your circle's shape.    Once adhered, stickle a dot in the center of each pleat but onto the edge of the pink circle, all the way around except where the butterfly covers the edge.

Here is a close up of the gunmetaled hearts and the empty spaces of the sentiment.  You can see the stickles under each hole in the black frame.

Here is a close up of the 3-D butterfly stickled as well as the edge of the pink circle.

I hope you enjoyed this project.  Happy Birthday DD!

Your next stop is:   Shannon.  Happy hopping and thanks for viewing my project.


  1. Pink and black again my favorite! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!
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  2. That is too cute. Thanks so much for sharing. or
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  3. Wow! Fabulous job on your card. Love all the details and pink and black color choice.


  5. wow now this is awesome I love it you did amazing job on this super cute and the colors are great thanks a bunch my friend hugs Debbie

  6. Everyone is doing such a great job on all these cards, tfs...Kim (

  7. What an awesome display piece ! I love the black and pink!!


  8. Great card, I love the Pink and Black together.
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  9. super cute!!
    Love the pink!

  10. I love the pink and how the butterfly pops out! I just became a follower.

  11. You have done an AMAZING job all 3 days of this hop. I have enjoyed all of your projects. Such detail, time and love put into each one!! Loved them all!!

  12. WOW I love it the butterfly is beautiful as is the whole card and the directions are supurb.

  13. This is awesome! I love the black accordion paper in the background! So much fun, thank you!

  14. WOW this is just AWESOME!!!

  15. So pretty. The butterfly is gorgous.

  16. What a stunning project. And you gave such great directions. I have become a follower
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