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It is so fun to be ONE!

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Woot! Woot! It is Friday and we are in full P-A-R-T-Y mode!

If you are hopping along the “blogiversary ” going on over at Everyday is an Occasion you are in the right place! If you are here by chance, you are in for a treat!  Jill from Every Day is an Occasion is celebrating her one year blogiversary! Today you will be hopping from blog to blog gathering birthday inspiration.  AND she has some amazing CHA crafting swag she scored over this summer for her goodie bag giveaway!

My birthday inspiration came from the delights of one of my many weekly Target runs.  Yes, I said Target!  I saw  a card in the stationary section that caught my eye and when I almost summoned up the courage to think I may buy it, I realized that I could so easily make this and save the million dollars $4.99 they wanted for it. Duh!!! Yes, sometimes I loose my mind and forget that I have a 300 square foot crafting island in my house.  I blame that moment of insanity on the blinding bright lights of Target and my kids nagging me to get over to the toy department so they can add to their already mile long Santa list.

So here is what I came up with!

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This is a Samantha Walker cut that can be found at the Silhouette Store.  It was super easy to put together and all I did was copy the base of the image and flip it and weld the two bases together to form a “fold” card.  If you need a good tutorial on welding with your Silhouette, click HERE.
I inked the edges and added some bling and buttons and had a lot of fun playing with the fun features of this card.  How cool is the “cone holder”? I added some baker’s twine and more bling and buttons to finish off the cone
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I added sentiments from the retired My Pink Stamper Collection under the scoop flaps for more sweet surprises.
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This card was a lot of fun make and I know it will bring a smile to any birthday celebration!
Be sure not to forget to head over to the “Birthday Blog” and get yourself in the giveaway mix! 

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Now let’s keep the party hoppin’! 
Arin-https://apieceoflifespie.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)

My Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #122: Smore’ Anyone?

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have one of my favorite hats on, and that is being a design team member on the awesome Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog featuring this card for FCCB’s Monday Challenge #122.

I have to say, I was a bit apprehensive I could pull off this concept, but after swimming 1,200 freestyle meter workout and designing a card in my head, this is what I came up with (I am currently training for a mile ocean swim for a triathlon that I am competing in as a relay member and designing cards and other projects in between flip turns helps make the work out go by fast… since you can’t wear your Ipod in the water).

This card is going to be a birthday card for the hubs that we will be celebrating in a week.  We love camping and he built a custom teardrop camper for us to honeymoon in 7.5 years ago.  He did not use plans, he just took the profile dimensions that he found from a  1948 Popular Mechanics issue.  It took him about 3 months to build and most of this project was powered by ebay.

I used the teardrop as my inspiration and covered a cut from Going Places Cricut cartridge with aluminum foil (a bit more tricky that I thought it was going to be – aluminum foil is very temperamental).  I think he is going to love this card!

Head on over to FCCB and check out this week’s challenge and get inspired to creat a fun summer time project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “gotta love smore’s” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartrige: (all cuts at 2.5 inches) Going Places, Potpourri Basket, 3 Brids on Parade

Card: (fits in an A2 enevelope) 12 inches long by 4.25 inches wide scored at 4 and 8 to make the tri fold.  I used Martha Stweart’s Score Board for this.

Paper: Recollections and for the windows and fire Die Cut With a View Glitter Stacker

Reynold’s Wrap

Buttons (natural tones)

Hot Glue to attach buttons

Stamp Ink  for distressting and sentements:  My Pink Stamper – Serindipdy Skies and Close to My Heart – Chocolate

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper – Birthday Doodles Kit

Stickles – Star Dust

Glossy Accents – white and black

ATG, 3M clear fast dry adhesive, Pop Dots.