Last night I checked one of my fave Cricut blogs, Capadia Designs, and came across the COOLEST card idea [<--link here]!! Thanks to all of Diane's pictures and super clear explanations, I was able to come up with my own version pretty easily! Here it is:
The first four-letter word that popped into my head was "rock," so my next thought was Rockstar Anya from The Greeting Farm, and she was a perfect fit!
When folded flat, the card is 4 1/2" x 6". I recently got a box of envelopes that were labeled invitation size, but are actually a little larger so that you can fit a 4x6 picture inside. I figured I might as well take advantage of that extra space!
I also used Diane's idea of cutting a separate front part to emboss, but I made it just a little smaller all around to give me a border. I also did a piece for the back and embossed both with the Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder. Then I distressed both pieces and sewed them on with a zigzag stitch. I'll probably skip that step next time since it was really time consuming going around all those steps!
Here's another angle where you can see the ROCK a little better:
And here's how it looks folded flat for mailing:
The "party like a" was done with the Hello Kitty Font cartridge and the big star was done with the biggest of the star Nestabilities. I went over all the edges of the ROCK with a stardust glitter pen and I edged the star with silver glitter glue. The final touches were some Heidi Swapp ghost stars, a little silver edged organdy ribbon and silver cording. I just love how this came out and will definitely make more!
A huge thanks to Diane at Capadia Designs and to Lacy for suggesting the idea!!