My niece is turning eight, and this is the card that I made for her birthday. I used the Just a Note cartridge that is built into the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition. The card is cut at 5 1/2", so it fits into an A2 size envelope. I used Bo-Bunny paper for the card base.
The phrase is also cut at 5 1/2". To add a little interest, I made a cute button with the Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #2 die and tied it with some twine.
The interesting thing about the rabbit cut is that it's too big when cut at 5 1/2". I had to cut it at 5" instead. To make it's hat and balloon stand out a little more, I stamped them with backgrounds from the My Creative Time Build a Banner Kit.
I cut the card base again in rustic cream cardstock, this time at 5 1/4". This allowed me to trim it down to add a center panel. The sweet sentiment is from My Creative Time's Wow! So Many Candles stamp set.
Here's how it looks all closed up. I think she'll like it!
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