An Unbe•leaf•able Birthday! an i-crafter inspired creation using Craft Roulette parameters

Hello crafty friends. Today I am sharing this Unbe•leaf•able Birthday Card for i-crafter.  I love how it turned out. These are not colors I would normally choose, but they are parameters of a weekly card challenge I participate in.

I created this colorful Birthday card using four i-crafter dies and one stamp set; the Pegboard Shelfie dies, the Box Pop Holiday Truck Add-on dies, the Positively Plants stamp setMini SucculentTerrarium dies, and the Floral Garden dies.

I followed the the four randomly selected card parameters of the Craft Roulette Card challenge, and Volia! an Unbe•leaf•able Birthday card creation unfolds!

Let’s take a look at the Craft Roulette Challenge parameters and how I created this i-crafter this card based on them.

Craft Roulette is a weekly card challenge on YouTube (Friday nights). The host, Mary Gunn FUNN, invites a talented card maker/creative to join her for the show. They spin a roulette wheel to pick four parameters for the weekly card challenge.  They both use those parameters to make a card live on the Craft Roulette YouTube channel while the crafty watchers comment and ask questions about the challenge.

This is week #146 and the parameters are

Project – a double tag

Colors – 2 greens, + 2

Theme – a shelf or shelves

Random – hidden in the background.

Let’s take a deeper dive into my creations using i- crafter products.

I chose the PegboardShelfie dies, for the pegboard, shelves, plants and pots, and heart; I used the Box Pop Holiday Truck Add-on dies for the presents; the Mini SucculentTerrarium dies provides the mini cactus; the Floral Garden dies is used for the tiny cactus flower; and the sentiment is from the Positively Plants stamp set.

I die cut all my pieces out first. I used the i-Mend Self-healing Magnetic ProCutting Deck (also by i-crafter).  This cutting deck has been a a game changer with my die cutting machines (yes,  I said machines plural)  I use it with my electric GoPower & Emboss machine,  the Spellbinders Platinum and also the new i-crafter i-Motion Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.  I have been die cutting with the i-Mend ProCutting Deck for well over a year.  There is no warping of the plates, no cracking noises as the dies are run through the machine and I have NOT had to replace any clear plastic cutting plates.  I find this cutting system (no matter what machine you own) saves both time and money. No more frequently buying replacement of the cutting plates. (Please know I purchased my i-crafter i-Mend Magnetic ProCutting Deck. These are my experiences for over the last year.  It is a product I am impressed with and actually will travel with for crafting retreats)

Let’s take a closer look at the parameters (in no particular order):

3rd Parameter, Theme – shelf or shelves – I die cut the Pegboard from a light kraft cardstock and trimmed down to just larger than half it’s size.

 2nd Parameter, colors – two greens +2 –  I use a bright and dark green for the plants.  My “+2” colors are a pink/red and purple.  Neutrals colors are considered freebies and can be used with any Craft Roulette project. I chose to add metalic gold, black and white.

I started with the die cut foliage and pots.  I arranged them into 3 potted plants and one potted cactus.

I created three wrapped present by creating ribbons to add.  These are fussy cut from a second die cut present and glued in.

1st Parameter, Project – double tags –  I cut itty bitty tags for two of the presents and glue them in place.

The glitter heart is glued on top of five layers of kraft cardstock die cut hearts

The front layer of the A2 card is cut to 3 7/8″ × 5 1/8″ from a variegated purple cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Positively Plants stamp set.  It is stamped on the dark end of a strip of the purple variegated cardstock and heat set with white embossing powder. I glued the sentiment strip to the bottom of the card front layer with the variegation going in the opposite direction of the card front layer.  I taped the card front to a pink/red A2 card base and set it aside.

Let’s arrange the pegboard – Start by gluing the long shelf to the bottom peg row. Next arrange the plants and presents determine placement for two additional shelves.  Glue shelves in place then add the plants using glue and dimensional  foam adhesive tape. Adhere the presents on two of the shelves.

4th Parameter, in the background – I positioned and glued the stacked glitter heart to the lowest shelf just behind the leaves of the potted plant so it is in the background.

Add foam tape behind the finished  Pegboard Shelfie and attach it to the cardbase just above the sentiment strip to complete the card.
i-crafter Products Used

Check out the Craft Roulette on YouTube Channel for creative inspiration

Thank you for taking time from your day to visit this blog.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this fun i-crafter birthday card.  I enjoyed sharing this steps to create this card and introducing you to the Craft Roulette challenge.  It is fun to to challenge yourself and create a card based on the random spin of a wheel.  I hope you are inspired to create something lovely today.

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired

Jenn Gross

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