Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Youtube Birthday Card

Hello lovelies...

I just used my FUSE tool for the very first time and it was so much fun!

When I asked my sister for theme ideas for my niece's birthday card, instant reply was Youtube.  Hmmm, what could I do with that? The app symbol is simple and boring color wise, but I wanted to stay true to the look.  So I decided to dress it up by making the center a shaker!

Thanks to my bff google images and my crafty sidekick Cami (Silhouette Cameo), I cut the Youtube icon out of textured red cardstock, and typed up my sentiment to resemble a video link. BEFORE YOU ASK, unfortunately no that's not a real url address. Even if I'd uploaded a video, YT assigns random letters and numbers to the videos and there is no way to customize it.  I tried other websites to make custom links, but they only work to embed them on other websites, not for someone to type them in.  *sad sigh*  I will have to investigate this further when I have time.

I use an old page protector from my PSB binders (that I'm trying to switch all my old products out of).  At first I made a pocket that was triangular shaped, just an inch or two bigger than the opening, but the stars didn't really shake much.  So I switched to a rectangular pocket that was about 75% the size of the Youtube icon.  That did the trick.  And the FUSE was SO easy to use!  This plastic is thick, and the tool had no problem fusing it shut. I can see myself making more shaker projects with it.

Those cuuuuute acrylic stars are from Color Cast Designs.  After feeling like I miss out on acrylic exclusives from all the kit clubs, I finally shopped around for acrylic pieces and placed a healthy order back in the spring.  Let's just say, acrylic pieces have become the new obsession.  Not that I've given up my obsession with wood veneers just yet. *ahem*

This was a quick project because my niece's birthday is tomorrow and I was rushed, so I do feel it's not as polished as I'd like it to be.  But, I'm sure she'll get a kick out of it.

~ whimsy

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