Welcome back to the blog for this fun birthday card. Not only is it fun and cute card post, it also comes with a free Silhouette Cut file so you can make one too! Now, you may remember a similar post if you follow the blog for a 1st birthday card. You can find that post here. Well, today I have a 3rd birthday card to show you, but I have unfortunately skipped 2nd birthday as this card was made for a family member. As much as it would have been great to keep it in order, I can't change how old they are!
You can change up this card to suit any recipient - the colour combinations are endless. If you don't have the option of using sketch pens with your machine, then you an easily hand write the sentiment on after the card is assembled. So lets get started!
Materials required for 3rd birthday card:
- Silhouette Studio and cutting machine
- A4 card-stock - 3 colours required for the card base - two a4 sheets required for the outer front and back in the same colour.
- Additional colour card-stock in your choice of colours to make the train. For the small lined details of the train I used adhesive vinyl - you can still get the same affect with card.
- Adhesive - double sided tape works well. A glue pen works well for small details.
- Sketch pen - alternatively you can hand write the sentiment on afterwards if you dom't have this option.
- Adhesive foam pads.
3rd birthday Card details
First of all, I cut out each section of the card in the corresponding colours. I had to cut each of the number bases separately . Due to the size of them, only one could fit on the mat at a time.
To adhere the back and front together, I used adhesive on the tab and held the two pieces down until they were secure. I mounted the inner offset onto the front, and used double sided adhesive to adhere the spots on.
To assemble the train, I first adhered the base of the train to the cabin, and fixed the roof and chimney on top. Once complete, I added the remaining details - the lined details decorating the cabin and engine were cut out of adhesive vinyl. This was easy to apply as you do not need to add any adhesive to small parts. However, if you don't have any vinyl, a glue pen woks well allowing you to add a small amount of glue to fine pieces.
I used my sketch pens to draw the sentiment onto the train of smoke, and cut this out. Finally, once the train was fully assembled I foam mounted the train onto the front of the card.
3rd BIRTHDAY CARD SILHOUETTE CUT FILE
Click on the file below for the free Silhouette Studio cut file for the 3rd Birthday Card.
*Please note this file is for personal use only. If you would like to share this file, please share the link to this blog post and not the file itself or the link to Onedrive. Please also credit Pretty Little Button.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and if you have download the file I would love to see your makes, so please pop a comment below and I will take a look!
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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies.