My son was invited to a Carnival themed birthday party so, I was trying to come up with a boy birthday card when I realized that I haven't done anything with my Summer Vacation cartridge and there are some perfect carnival cuts on there. I picked the ferris wheel. I cut it at 4" using the DCWV Haunting stack. Then I decided to create a shadow. I used Design Studio and did the ferris wheel at 4 1/4" and then did a hide contour on all of the interior cuts. Once I cut it, I trimmed the edges where the carriages were over hanging. In the center of the ferris wheel, I added a brad from a summer beach brad set that I got in the Target dollar bin (big shock right?).
I mounted the ferris wheel on the star printed paper from the Paper Studio A Boys Universe stack. I added two thin strips of yellow paper across the top and bottom that I also embossed with the Cuttlebug dots folder. The stamped 'make a wish' across the bottom is from a KI Icons birthday set.
At the top, the banner was cut using the Sports Mania cartridge. The banner key, border function at 1" on some striped paper and then pop dotted. I added some more banner and a quick Happy Birthday sentiment on the inside. Now, we're ready to go!