Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tri-fold Birthday Card For my Soldier Boy :)

I always bake a cake for my children for their birthdays. My son Brandon's birthday is next Tuesday, March 15th. As you can recall, I had mentioned that he is now in the ARMY and this year, he will not have my home made cake. So, I thought I would make a card using my fabulous..... out of this world, Imagine machine, with a "mom"  holding a B-day cake. I hope he loves it !!!
With this tri-fold card, I try to re-create the surprise of my son opening the door, and seeing ME with a surprise cake and party.

 I loved the pattern images in one of the cartridges, but wanted to use the shape on a different one. EASY solution: I used the cache pattern feature on my machine. I will show you how !!!

  • Imagine cartridges:
  • Copic markers to color mom's hair
  • Sakura Glaze pen to color apron
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder: Distress Stripes
Cache-ing a pattern:
Insert the cartridge that contains the pattern that you want. Select the pattern of your choice. Hold the stylus over it for a few seconds untill you see this message:

  • The pattern now stays in the machines memory and can be used with your next cartridge.
    • Remove the cartridge.
  • Insert the cartridge with the shape that you want to cut.
  • Scroll across the pattern bar untill you see the one you did the "cache pattern" and select it.
  • Print and cut.

Print and cut all the parts you need to make your card:

Put together the "mom with cake":

  • Run the brown pieces through the Cuttlebug and score and fold the tri-fold card.
    • Glue the pieces to the front of the card.
    • Add pennants with glue dots
    • Cut, distress and glue together two cirlces and add a foil initial to center

Place "mom with cake" inside the card and affix with 3-D dots.


  1. How sweet and thanks for the tip on the cache feature...haven't needed it yet but thanks to you, now I feel confident that I can use it too!