As soon as I saw the Bitten By The Bug challenge this week, the idea for this card formed. This is a shaped trifold card that has a pocket on the inside for a gift card/check or money.
The middle and back sections were shaped in a similar manner. I first adhered the cloud paper to both pieces. I used the tree branch from the Serenade cartridge cut at 2.75" high for the back layer and 2" high for the middle layer. I played around with the angle of the branches and then traced and cut the white cardstock out around the top of the branch and leaves.
I did most of the cutting with my exacto knife and it was very slow and tedious, but I think it is well worth the effort. Next time I go shopping, I'm going to look for a better knife (if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them). For the inside of the card, I cut another frame shape from Accent Essentials at 3.75" high. I used 1/4" Super Tacky Tape from Provo Craft to adhere the bottom and sides in order to form a pocket. I cut two clouds from the Serenade cartridge (width was 3.75" not sure on the heights) for the sentiment and for a place to sign the card.
This card was a lot of trial and error (I went through 3 different white bases), but I love the finished card. The best thing about it is that it turned out exactly as I first envisioned it. Sorry the pictures aren't so good - it was dark before I was able to take them. I will be entering this card into 3 challenges.
Bitten By The Bug 2
Fantabulous Cricut challenge #49
Pile It On Challenge
Thanks for looking and I appreciate all your comments!