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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fish Bowl Birthday Easel Card

I created this card for the birthday of my goddaughter, Ranee. I'm very late in giving her this card due to my eye surgery last month which coincided on the exact day of her birthday, February 19. She is a Pisces like me and she collects everything in the shape of a fish which was my inspiration for this card. I can already see how thrilled she will be when she sees her fish bowl birthday card.

All the fish in the card, including the octopus are print and cut. I fell in love with the cute pink octopus the minute I saw it. I happened to have a set of tiny seashell, star fish and sand dollar embellishments which were of great use for this project. I created the green plant where the blue fish is glued and the vine is a Silhouette design (Decorative Leaf Cluster by Samantha Walker) which I've used several times in other projects. The 'wavy water' is made out of vellum which I embossed with the Ocean plate from the Fiskars Texture Plates II. I created the brown stand for the bowl and I embossed it with the Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder from the Tim Holtz Bricked and Woodgrain set. I was so excited in coming up with the acetate material (transparency film) as it truly replicates the glass fish bowl effect. I hope that the photos were able to capture the 3D effect of the fish bowl - homemade 3D tape.

The frame for the birthday sentiment is a fish shape and I used my favorite McGill embossing stylus for the fish scale effect which I also used in embossing the plants in the fish bowl. I keep different sizes of eyes which are very handy for animal paper crafts and the smallest size fits the fish perfectly. If you don't have these eyes, you can simply create a white circle with a smaller black circle.

Everything on this card, except for the Leaf Cluster, is included in the free file. I only share my free files with my blog followers. You can become a follower by clicking on 'Join This Site' If you are already a follower, please post a comment to request for the file and PLEASE DO NOT FORGET to indicate your e-mail address on your comment. I always get requests with no e-mail address.

Happy crafting!

Ligaya

















100 comments:

  1. I would love to have this file.
    dsmith1036@gmail.com

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  2. I'd love this cute file too: susanmiller_29803@yahoo.com

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  3. I love it! So adorable!!
    Sue Busch

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  4. I love this! Can't wait to have a go myself, thanks so much
    rachelvass1982@gmail.com

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  5. I am glad you are back to creating. Please send me this file. I have left comments on the last couple of project but never received the files.
    bethnewlin66@aol.com
    Warmly,
    Beth

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  6. I would love to receive this file. I too have left comments on the last couple of projects and never received the files. However, I'm pleased to see that your eye surgery went well and you've recovered nicely.
    Shawn.box@bridgeband.com
    Happy Spring Day!
    Shawn

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  7. Glad your eye surgery is over and you are back creating.
    Please may I have the files.
    Thank you efrewin582@btinternet.com

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  8. My Son in law would love this! May I please have the file.
    tazclan6@comcast.net

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  9. That is so cute .. may I have the file too please ?
    contact@neoki.fr
    thank you !

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  10. It is so good to have you back to crafting. I have missed you and am glad your surgery is over and all is well. I love the card and I am not five but I can see how it would brighten anyone's day. Plez send the file to upnseams at gmail dot com. TY so much for sharing and being so good at what you do.

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  11. Lynn C. (wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com)March 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    What a fun and neat card. I would love to have the file please. You are always so creative and generous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. Gostaria muito de receber este cartão maravilhoso.
    email: reginatupa@bol.combr

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  13. what a cute card would love a file sent. momwyckoff@gmail.com thanks

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  14. What a fabulous card. Yes please I would love this file.
    I have been a follower for awhile and have requested other files but have not received them.
    Glad your eye surgery went well.
    myrnacochrane@gmail.com
    Myrna

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  15. Love the file! Please send to julieflanagan1@juno.com
    Thanks!

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  16. Love this card!! Makes me smile to see it. Would love to have the files. Please send to rosetreasures@yahoo.com

    Thanks a lot!
    Rose

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  17. I would also love this file! I have never seen a card like this one and I love it! Thanks!

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  18. I would love a copy of this file please.
    fredheffner@verizon.net

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  19. love this card, please send a copy to
    cinbkr@aol.com

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  20. Another cute, clever file as always! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Sharon
    jstheboss@cox.net

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  21. You are so creative. I would love to have this file please and thank you. grandmax2ns@gmail.com

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  22. Very cute! I would love to try it too, could you please send the file?
    lostntht AT gmail DOT com (to prevent spam!)

    Thank you!
    Lisa J

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  23. Gayle: I had such fun making your butterfly easel card and think I will have as much fun making this for my grandson's birthday next month. I would love to have the file with many thanks. I love your creative ideas!
    marilee@telus.net

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  24. Love your fish bowl, can you sent my the design please,roos27@bbhmail.nl

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  25. Hi! I love this! I am a follower and would love the file! Thanks!! Christina C. ccapps35@gmail.com

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  26. I would love to have this file, it is so durn cute!

    Thank you,

    mardafrie@aol.com

    marda

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  27. Wishing you a quick recovery from your eye surgery.
    Awesome card,please send me the file.thank you so much for your generosity.

    mary.gillinder@sky.com

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  28. If you could please send I would be delighted, my email is nhmahon@eircom.net

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  29. This is just the cutest card!! Would love to have the file.
    Thanks!
    quillpm@yahoo.com

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  30. I would love to have the file for this cute card! my email address is loismjohn at yahoo.ca.
    Tna ks so much for sharing.

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  31. Fantastic Card again. I would love the file.
    Also I left a message on the Christmas Wreath one and never received the file.
    Thanks so much for all you wonderful work.
    kaz@designsinstitches.com

    Thanks
    Kaz

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  32. What a brilliant idea, very creative and such fun, would love this file.

    llurgy@gmail.com

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  33. Oops...I am one that forgot my email address when I commented....sorry....I would really, love the file.
    suebusch@charter.net Absolutely love the card!

    Sue Busch

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  34. Gayle, you've done it again! Please send the file to me at: SongbirdVB@aol.com

    I haven't done any papercrafting lately, but you are inspiring me!

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  35. Love it, will you share it with me? msotoh_cr@yahoo.com

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  36. I would love this, thanks. AbigailClaireBrady@gmail.com

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  37. Wow....lovely idea.
    Would you please sent the file to me at mickeymimihk@yahoo.com

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  38. I would love this file! This is so cute! patticann@yahoo.com

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  39. What a nice file. May I have it please. micki542@yahoo.com

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  40. SOoooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for the offer.
    I would love to try the file.
    Don't know if in my "minds eye" I can make it look as great, but would love to try.
    Thanks so much, great job.
    **U**
    Nance
    nworley@cox.net

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  41. Thanks so much for sharing this precious card. Can't wait to try it
    Joan
    bears4two@cfl.rr.com

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  42. This is a wonderful card! I would love the file, thanks for offering it.

    puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  43. This is absolutely adorable! Thank you!

    Anne

    amcacker@yahoo.com

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  44. Oh, Gayle!

    What a "fintastic" card!!! :) I love all of the details! Your goddaughter is going to LOVE it!

    I would really appreciate your sharing the file! It's so generous of you! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  45. Would love this file it's soo cute!! ladpurdu@yahoo.com

    Thanks!!

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  46. I would love to have this file. So clever.
    thank you for sharing.
    Rayleen
    radatu@msn.com

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  47. What a piece of creativity! Congratulations on a wonderful card idea. Yes, I would love to have this file. Thank you scrapbookernana@aol.com

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  48. Very creative and so cute! Yes please, I would like to have it. Thank you for sharing your file!
    Myra
    knittinjean@thabeach.com

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  49. So cute!!

    Would love to have the file. shfrazier@gmail.com

    I can't find the follow button...guess I am blind.

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  50. OMG! That is jaw-dropping cute! I would love this file! thanks for sharing! and inspiring!!
    latergatorchris at gmail dot com

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  51. Thanks so much for sharing this nice card. Can't wait to try it.

    Zeljko

    handmadeinzagreb@gmail.com

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  52. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE DARLING FISHBOWL CARD. THANK YOU RABBIT@SEQUIMBAY.NET

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  53. How adorable! Love to have this file. Thanks bunches!!
    chick1852 at gmail dot com

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  54. Wow! Would love to have this file. Thank you so much.
    vivien.potter1@btinternet.com

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  55. I would love to have this file.
    stubban@get2net.dk

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  56. Cute card, I'd love to have the file.

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  57. Gayle,
    OUtstanding card, as always. May I have the file too please?

    My thanks to you for sharing your talent and your time. You are an inspiration.

    Karen kbrig@ptd.net

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  58. WOW! This card is awesome. I would love to have the file please. Thanks for sharing your work it is really appreciated. Kindest regards

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  59. Hope you are feeling better after your eye surgery, I must say you have made another master piece. Could I please get a copy of the SVG. I am a follower already. Happy Easter to you and your Family.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  60. This card is adorable and I am so glad I found your site. When you have time...I would love to have this file please. Thanks in advance. gdobberteen@yahoo.com
    I am a new follower and happy to be one

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  61. This is so gorgeous,I love it :) Viv xx

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  62. I would love this file! Such a cute card, can't wait to try it myself.

    plese.cathy@yahoo.com

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  63. So cute!!! I would love the file, as well! Thank you so much!
    rkbmadden@hotmail.com

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  64. Fabulous card, so much detail and just gorgeous. I would love the file please our grandson would love this card also.

    Many thanks, tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  65. I would like this file too, Thanks so much!
    sweetsue777@gmail.com

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  66. Gayle,
    Another wonderful card. It's so cute.
    May I have the cut file? bedard01240@gmail.com

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  67. Hi Thank you for letting me see the card.I have now joined your site as a follower.
    The card is amazing!I don't think i could ever do something so complex .But its really really cute.
    Thank you so much Mary Kendrick

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  68. Adorable card and I would love a copy please. Also I would love a copy of the ornate heart frame and base of the easel card.
    Thanks
    Dana

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  69. Hi your cards are awesome! I would love this file Fish Bowl Birthday Easel Card amd your heart shaped easel wedding card. Thanks so much!
    danajohnson1218@comcast.net

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  70. This is so creative! I'm your newest follower. You can find me decorating, painting and baking on HickoryTrail

    Angela

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  71. so cute and looks fun to do. would love to have this file too, ate gayle! thanks so much po!

    neeria_rivera19@yahoo.com

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  72. Hi, your Fish bowl birthday card is just wonderful, a real work of art! May I have the files please?
    Thank you.
    Inga-Marita
    imthoden@kolumbus.fi

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  73. Oh my....I'm in love with your creations and I've only seen 2 so far....I can't wait to look at all of your site....As you may of guessed I just started following....May I pleas have a copy of your fish bowl card?
    So much appreciated!
    Karen
    kapierce60@yahoo.com

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  74. I am loving your site....I'm hoping that you will be kind enough to send me a copy of the files for your Fish Bowl Birthday card...
    Thanks in advance,
    Karen (KAP)
    kapierce60@yahoo.com

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  75. That is such an adorable card. I would love a copy. Thank you. Donna
    englishd at swbell dot net

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  76. hi Ligaya, this is a lovely card. I would like the file if its still available.thank you.
    my email address is--sharron.bushy@gmail.com

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  77. I am new to your site and am loving all of your creations. I would love this file if it is still available. Thank you so much

    Kim Colson
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  78. love this .it is so cut I WOULD LOVE IT

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  79. Oh man............
    You work is stunning..............
    I can't imagine what it looks like in person.
    nworley@cox.net
    Thanks for the offer.
    **U**
    Nance

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  80. wow - just happen to see this fishbowl files - so glad I signed up to be a follower...........would you please send to me @pattislee@aol.com. Thanks so much.

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  81. Oh my gosh...I am new to your site and so happy to have discovered your beautiful cards. My grandaughter would love this file.

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  82. I'm new to your site too!! I'm glad I found it!!! I'm planning to do an under the sea-finding nemo baby shower to my step-daughter and this would be a great invitation for her baby shower!!
    Thank you so much!
    i.love.crafts.ruthie@gmail.com

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  83. I love your Fish Bowl Birthday Easel Card....beautiful...Could I please have a copy of it...Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
    Karen(KAP)
    kapierce60@yahoo.com

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  84. lindo!
    gostaria de ter o arquivo, obrigado por compartilhar
    luziaishara@gmail.com

    beijos

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  85. it is a very wonderful card ! l love it very much !
    thanks for the file
    christine (kili)

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  86. My daughter would love this please send this file msims6@hotmail.com

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  87. what a sweet card!! hope you will send the file. i'm new on the machine so i have to try everything.
    greetings eline herbes
    ewherbes@gmail.com

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  88. What an great idea!!! can you sent me the files, please?? Thank you!
    s.westerik@kpnmail.nl

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  89. I would love your fishbowl file! Would you mind sending it to me? noellemadden@sbcglobal.net
    thank you!

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  90. ang cute! pasend din ng file sis. thank you!
    mel_laeda@yahoo.com

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  91. très joli j aimerai votre fichier
    merci
    michelmyriam@live.fr

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  92. The fish bowl card is very creative, I'd love to try it. Please send the template to richguardian@hotmail.com. Thanks very much.

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  94. Love the fish tank card - I would love the files please - thanks!
    Patty M
    patricia.mckernan@att.net

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  95. Awesome card!! Would you please send the file to me also? My e-mail address is tomlinson6651@gmail.com. Thank you!! Debbie

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  96. please share this amazing template northstreetfarm@talktalk.net

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  97. oh i just love this can you please share to sike0726@gmail.com? thank you so much!

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  98. So cute and creative! TFS
    tom.mutter@gmail.com

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  99. My email address is lannyanderson@yahoo.com . Thanks!

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