Cards | Enjoy the Ride


Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the Ride

Card Annex designer Annette Allen shows us today what you can do with just a 6×6 paper pad and a Silhouette machine!

Annette let her Cameo do all the work on this card, using a cut file called “4×6 Enjoy the Ride Heart Bike” by Loni Stevens that included both the title text and the large graphic for only $.99. Annette even used the interior spaces from the heart cut-outs in the various elements as a decorative element in the design. By doing this, the cut file basically carried the entire design!

The patterned paper is Crate Paper’s Fourteen collection. Fourteen was designed and marketed as a Valentine’s Day collection but you’d never know that from this card!

Another important element in the design is the washi tape. This fabulous stripe from Freckled Fawn is very trendy and oh-so-fun!

Supplies | Cardstock: Neenah (White). Electronic Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo. Digital Cutting File: Silhouette (4×6 Enjoy the Ride Heart Bike). Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Fourteen 6×6 paper pad). Embellishments: Freckled Fawn Washi Tape (Stripe & Polka – Red Blue Green), May Arts (Burlap String), Epiphany Crafts (Shape Studio Bubble Caps).  Adhesive: American Crafts (Foam adhesives), Tombow (Multi Liquid Glue).

Designer: Annette Allen

Annette started card making in 1997, when a neighbor invited her to a Stampin’ Up! party while she was living in Germany. She has since started a blog and taken part in many design teams. Annette has been published in Paper Crafts Magazine, Designed To Color, Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine and Papercraft Inspirations. To learn more about Annette, visit her blog, My Clever Creations.

Don’t forget that if you would like to make die cut cards like this – Silhouette is having a fabulous sale in their online store this week if you use this link and enter our code “Update” at checkout!!


Cards like Annette’s can be made with the Silhouette Portrait machine which is an especially good deal on this promotion…check it out and don’t forget to use promo code UPDATE!

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13 Responses to Cards | Enjoy the Ride

  1. kathyhpyk May 11, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    Now that is a super cute card! Love this design and how Annette used the insides of the hearts. I just made birthday invitations to my 1 yr. and 4 yr old granddaughters’ combined birthday party with my Cameo. Amazing what you can do with an electronic cutter!!

  2. Tracey McNeely May 11, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    So so beautiful, love this card. Super super cute!

  3. Angi May 11, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Annette’s card is fabulous! Love how she used the washi tape. Super creative!

  4. Lenny May 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    What a gorgeous card!!
    Love the papers, the design, the die cuts… wow! wow! wow!!

  5. Timeless Twine May 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful Annette!!!!

  6. tsurutadesigns May 12, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    SUCH thee cute card…love it!

  7. Lai-Yoke May 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Another creative use of the washi and love the 3D look of the sentiments, Annette! Super talented and creative lady!

  8. Laura Jane May 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    FABULOUS!! wish I had a handy dandy cutter thingy!

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