I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Birthday using Just a Note

Hi all!

Today I am sharing a card I made for my Cousin's daughter. It is the first time using the Just a Note cartridge that came built into my Expression 2 Anniversary Edition.

I have to say, after struggling to make this card.. the Just a Note cartridge is not one of my favorites. At least not the tri-fold card and its layers. Since I can not cut with the cartridge using my Gypsy, I felt more limited.

Here is the entire card:
I used a piece of Whitewash collection paper for the base. The patterned paper was from an older 8x8 stack by the Paper Studio called So-So Sweet. I added bling and twine to the front. I am not loving the font used with this cart.

Here is the second layer:
I cut the base of the cake twice, once in patterned paper and once in white Bazzil Bling. I trimmed off the stand from the blue layer so my plate and cake were different. I added some glitter, bling, and twine to this layer.

Here is the inside opened up:As you can see, I embossed each section with a different embossing folder. Although the cupcake one on the front layer was too busy for the Happy Birthday to sit on, so I covered the front layer up with the same blue patterned paper as I used on the cake.

I added a rectangle with two corners punched for the sentiment. I tied some more twine around that too.

Well at least I can say that I have finally used this cartridge, although I don't think it will get very much use in the future, that is, until Provo Craft figures out how to add it to my Gypsy Library.

Thanks for visiting today

Have a Great and Crafty Day!



  1. I have not used it yet either but thought the images were adorable. HMMMM - hope that gypsy update is in the near future. Great job!

  2. Turned out nice...I agree I wish could link my E2 carts to my Gypsy...so much better for design purposed.

  3. Your card turned out great! The colors you used and embossing look really good!

  4. Looks good! I haven't really used the carts that came with my E2 either...yikes!

  5. I love the layered card!! Great project.