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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sweet 16 Invitation Card

Hello Everyone!!
Today is my turn to showcase a card on the Card a day Blog (http://cardadayblog.blogspot.com/) If you came from the  CADB                        Welcome!!
  I'm so glad you stopped by. Please leave me a comment if you like what I have done here. Id love it if you would join my little blog!!
  I have an invitation card for you today. It is a Sweet 16 party invitation. What fun this would be to surprise a sweetheart with a party and a new car on her 16th birthday. I didn't have fun parents when I was 16. They believed I needed to be responsible and earn my first car!! And so I did. However today I drive a red VW Beetle with black 6 inch dots all over her. She is my very own Ladybug. Ive added a pic of my ladybug below.

The sign in the back window says BUGALICIOUS. I have had this car, like this since 2002

I hope this invitation card gives you a great idea for your next party. Maybe it will bring back great memories of your first car too.
Happy Crafting in 2012
 Here's the simple how to.....
 I cut my Beetle at 4 1/2 inches from the Everyday Paper Doll Cart
I wanted my bug to open the other way so you can either use the flip key on your Cricut or do as I did and just turn it over facing the opposite direction.
Then I traced the outline of the bug onto vellum paper and cut it out. This way once you add the yellow bug on top to make the card. The vellum looks like windows.
To make the card I glued the very end of the card stock and the vellum (what looks like a bumper) together.
I then folded that part over to make a scoreline. I know its hard to see in this picture. When you make your card you will see the Cricut already gave to a score line there on the bumper part. So it will be easy for you to see where to fold  the card over.
I cut a rectangle piece of card stock to cover the inside. Make sure you cant see that rectangle from the front.
I stamped the invite information to the card stock and glued it inside the card.
I added some flowers made with glitter paper and a flower punch. The " banner" was hung from hemp cord that I glued to the card stock and trimmed off. I used some stickers I had to make the sweet sixteen banner. Then I added a bow on top.


  1. Darling card, Terri. Like your bug, too. So glad you showed this. Finally a cartridge I have!


  2. Cute card and a cute idea for a party.



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