A space to display my handmade cards and crafts!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mom's birthday

Well, today's is Mom's birthday, and I made this card for my brother to give to her.  Since she has a gray and black cat, I made it to resemble him a bit, lol.  The cuts are all from Create A Critter, and the card base is the card function from beyond Birthdays.  I used DCWV Sweet Stack for the base, and just plain cardstock colors for the rest of the cuts, and used the Divine Swirls on the balloon and gift. 

Now, here is where the post drops off, LOL.  So, this is my first attempt at using the frosting sheets put out with the Cricut Cake.  Let me just say I do NOT have a Cake machine, but when I looked at the frosting sheets, they seemed thin enough that they would not clog up my machine or the blade housing, and I was right (thankfully).  So I just used the regular Expression, and the cuts are from Home Decor (butterfly), Gypsy Font (swirl fourish), and Create a Critter (wording).  I cut the butterfly at 6"H, the swirls at 4"W, and the happy birthday at 2.5"H, and you can;t really see it, but I put the swirls all around the side.

As you can see, I was too chicken to try working with fondant, so I simply used regular icing and went over it with a knife dipped in hot water to make it a bit smoother.  It's not a great first attempt, but I have never claimed to be a cake decorator, so it's OK, I guess!  I am a great baker, but the decorating....not so much!  Anyway, there it is and thanks for visiting!


  1. Wow how neat that you used your machine and were able to do the cake!! Cute card. I still need to open my CAC and update my Gypsy!

  2. Kim,
    I love the card and the cat is adorable. Love you used your regular machine and make a great cake.
    thanks for sharing

  3. That card put a huge smile on my face!

  4. Awe Love the card and the Cake.... See you on the MB....


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