Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rockin Birthday Card

I made this Rockin Birthday Card for my step-son-in-law.  I wanted to use mostly green and gold because he and my step-daughter graduated from the University of South Florida.  
I also haven't been able to scrap as much as I have wanted to lately, but I have been reading lots of blogs and there are so many great ideas that I have been wanting to try.  I started with Jayni Majaski Side Step card Tutorial that was showcased on Thursday at Fantabulous Cricut.  After making one card following Jayni's template, I knew I wanted the card to be bigger.  I will share the measurements that I used to make my 6x9 card (but it will be easier to follow if you print Jayni's template first).
I started with a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of green cardstock.  Using Jayni's template as a guide, I marked my pencil line at 3 1/2" and scored that section at 5 1/2".  The remaining side was scored at 1", 2" 3 3/4", 4 1/2", and 8 1/4".  I followed her directions for the rest of the card assembly.  I then used some patterned paper and buttons to decorate the front and one of the steps of the card.    

I cut "happy birthday" at 2" from Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge.  The tall present (to the left) is cut at 3 3/4" and the short present is cut using the card feature at 2" (so I would have a place to write a note) from the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge.  The guitar is cut at 5" from Rock Princess Cricut cartridge.  (As a side note - I love the way the new cartridge handbooks color coordinate the image and the layers so you can better visualize the way it will all fit together in the end.)

I will be entering this in several challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #52
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Challenge #31
Birthday Sundaes 1st challenge
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge - Buttons


More Than Favors

This is awesome!!!! Thank you for joining the Wacky Wednesday Challenge! Hope to see you back for more.

Happy Crafting,


Love it! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB!


Perfect for a the step card. I'm sure your son in law with like it!
Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes.


This card is fantastic Brandy!! Great job on the step card! It is a very fun birthday card and I'm sure he will love it! I'm so happy you joined us for our first week at Birthday Sundaes! Please join us again next week! Have a great weekend!


What fun. Love the colors you used on this!


I love step cards, haven't made one in ages though. You did a great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!!


your card is so neat I just love it I am a new follower now from seeing you in the challenge love your blog please come visit and follow me at my blog and my Like Pg on FB here at


What a fun card! I love the staggered layers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut this week!
(I also like the newer handbooks.)


Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

Just Jenae

VERY cool card! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

Rae Finke

Great job with the side step card! I am so glad that you tried this technique!!! Your card turned out really super cute. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at FCCB!

Luv Scrapping Together

Fun card! Thanks for playing at FCCB!

Rae Finke

I have an award for you on my blog! Your cards are so cute!

The card boutique

Hi i'm a new follower please stop by my blog i have an award for you, I love your projects!

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