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A Barrel of Fun! Birthday Card

You have to be in "good spirits" to make these fun cards! (You see what I did there :) ) But seriously, I really enjoyed making this card. I also think it's really important to pour yourself a glass as you make these cards, too.

So I gold heat embossed on Close to My Heart's new Sangria paper. The Sangria color is so rich and looks like a red wine color to me, so I thought it worked great! I was worried about mixing the silver foil paper with the gold embossing, however, I think the silver works as a glass, so it all came out well. I also experimented with vellum, but it's so much trickier to cut the vellum on a cricut. Maybe it was my blade or settings, but the foil came out perfectly, but only one glass emerged from the vellum.

I cut a few gold flecked vellum paper that I had left over from another project to work as accents for the pages. And the patterned paper is a retired set from CTMH, however, with how perfectly it matches up with the Sangria color, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a re-issue or something that's similar!

I really enjoyed making the Champagne bottles as well - the cork is made of kraft paper, the top part is gold foil cardstock and the bottom cardstock is one of my favorite colors, New England Ivy. For the shapes, if you don't have a favorite wine bottle shape, I've got an SVG available in the NOLA Stamping shop - since the cards I made are all greeting card size, 5" x 7", I made the champagne bottle 4.5" tall, and the wine bottle is 6.5" tall. I varied the glass size depending on the size of the bottles. And the stamp set is a favorite from My Favorite Things.

For the wine tag, I followed the My Favorite Things wine tag tutorial - wrapping the cream cutout with Jute twine and then gluing down the wine bottle and glasses with the stamped sentiment below. I love how it came out, and the sentiment, so I made several to have on-hand for a quick occasion. On some of them, I moved the sentiment above the twine and left the bottom area for a signature.

Anyways - I hope you enjoy my fun wine adventures and join me in wine country! :)



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