Anywho, seeing all the excitement generated by these new dies got me wanting to make one again too. Searched my Design Studio files to find the cutfile I created two Christmases ago using the George cartridge so that I could use it again to make this Swing style birthday card for my dear friend, Kris.
Used Cricut Hello Kitty Font cartridge for the Hello Kitty fairy cuts. Created a mirror image of the fairy in blue using Design Studio so I could place her back to back onto the swing element. This way she could appear on both the front and on the inside of the card. The puffy cloud-like label is from Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge. Inked the edges of the label with Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distress ink and used it for my sentiment on the front of the card and again as the base for the giftcard holder inside.
Digital patterned paper is from the Chic Jessica Paper Pack by Woofy World at My Grafico, corners are from the Cuttlebug Vintage die set, and font is Lettering Delights LD Charming Light. Added Stickles glitter to the fairy wings, flatback adhesive pearls and a white organza bow to finish it off.
On a side note....with the growing popularity of the Sizzix Flip It dies, I've noticed that several very innovative crafters have even come up with ways to re-create this type of card using other types of shapes dies. Dawn Griffith from Dawns Stampin' Studio uses her Stampin Up Framelits dies and shows how she does it here.
As for myself, I guess I'll need to try and figure out a way to do this card in different shapes using either Design Studio or Make the Cut...lol, I just love a challenge to create a new cutfile!