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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday Girl card

Who doesn't have a little girl in their life? And what better way to celebrate than with this wonderfully simple card. And don't limit yourself to a birthday - this can be used for any reason to celebrate!

I used the LD graphic set Birthday Dress Up for the graphics, and cut out the pop-up on the front with my Silhouette.
(image is linked)

The Silhouette is my "go-to" cutter right now, I am getting used to the Silhouette Studio (and its quirks and limitations). The cuts are very accurate. I used the Royal Brites Matte Photo Paper (100 shts/$11 at Sam's Club), designed and printed this through SS.

The Royal Brites paper is great for graphics - the colors really pop. But I do not like it as well as the Kodak Photo Paper for photos of persons. The Royal Brights is not quite as defined with the darker colors in photos. It is double-sided (the Kodak is not) and thick. It is listed as 9 mil/200 gsm but it actually feels heavier than the GP 110# card stock and I do have to cut it at 5 on the click blade holder. It is perfect for graphics and is my new favorite for this application.  My previous favorite was Staples Brochure and Flyer Paper (matte white, double sided, 8 mil/170 gsm) at 0.17 each (150 shts for $25).

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