Monday, February 23, 2009

Party Like A Rockstar!

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!!


  1. This is awesome!!! I just got the rockstar Anya in the mail today. You've totally inspired me to get her inked up right away! Your project is FANTASTIC!!!

  2. Hi Maureen,

    Thanks so much for letting me know about your card - you did a great job with it - I love all of your details! I posted the basic file and knew that people could really go wild with all the possibilities. In case anyone wants to get the file or see my directions I will put my blog address here (maybe you could add a link to your post)


  3. Hi Maureen, oh my gosh your card is fantastic! I saw it over on papercraft planet and just had to come a take a look here, I love it, perfect colour for a rockstar!

  4. Oh my!!! What a wonderful card!! I love it! You did a fantastic job! Love everything about it!!

  5. Very pretty card! Love that stamped image.


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