Carousel Card
First Cut

Carousel Card

This design is a cute carousel card that was designed by Daniela Moscone. I decided to “bling it up” a bit with some glitter heat transfer material and rhinestones. Yes, you can use glitter heat transfer on paper!

For you card makers out there, this will be a review (or you may pick up a few tricks). For those who don’t know your Silhouette machine can help you become a master card maker, there’s no time like the present to try it out with this free design!

Here is what you need to create a card like mine:


Step One: Cut the Card Pieces

The final card size is quite large at its default (about 7.5” tall x 6.5” wide), so keep that in mind if you want to resize before cutting. It would certainly get lots of ooh’s and aahh’s at a baby shower. I chose three shades of pink, a lavender, and hot pink glitter heat transfer.

You can see I’ve already ironed on the heat transfer to the lavender paper layer. Always remember to flip your image before cutting heat transfer, and cut with the glossy side down.

Cut card shapes



Step Two: Assemble

After the pieces are cut, it’s time to assemble the card. The card flaps open on the back side of the card.

The key to an eye-catching card is adding little details and dimension. One of the great ways to do this is to add depth with foam adhesive. This card already has several layers, but you can put some foam adhesive dots or squares under some of the upper layers to “pop” them off the page.

Foam adhesive dots



I added foam adhesive to the back of these pink accent pieces and to the back of each pony.


Card assembly with foam dots



Step Three: Embellish

I decided to add just a little more bling to this card by adding some heat-activated rhinestones with the rhinestone setter, and a scrap of ribbon at the top “tied” it all together nicely!

Rhinestones and pop up elements



There you have it! The prettiest card at the party. I’m excited next time to make this card in shades of blue. Anyone having a boy? 😉

Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and have loved working with Silhouette America on their design team since 2013 and contributing to their YouTube videos since 2017. I live in Utah with my husband and four kids. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others. You can find my blog at

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


12-inch glitter heat transfer

Assorted Rhinestones - clear, metallic, black


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  1. Thanks for letting us know about glitter HTV on paper. I had no idea! My valentines are now going to be stepped up a notch!!

    1. Glad to point that out, Jamie!

  2. What an awesome card. You sure brought it up a notch!

    1. Thanks so much, Sandra! 🙂

  3. Mil gracias, esta bella !!!!

  4. I think this is going to be a great birthday card for a two year old.

    1. Excellent! I think a two-year old would love this. 🙂

  5. What an adorable card! I am so out of the loop, I didn’t even know there was glitter heat transfer material available! I always wished there was a way to cut out glitter cardstock with my Cameo; now this is a great option, not sure I can afford all the colors, but still what a wonderful idea! I just love this card, and thanks for sharing all the instructions so easy to follow for us less than experts!!!

    1. Oh yes, Stacy, there is glorious glitter heat transfer material available! I have found a thin glitter cardstock I like by DCVW, but you can definitely get the most intricate cuts with heat transfer.

  6. Thank you for mentioning this card opens at the back!! It’s hard to tell from the pictures I found. This is such a cute card! I’m making it for twin girls today!

    1. Yes, I figured that was the most reasonable way for it to open. I hope your card turned out!

  7. I love the embellishments you made to this beautiful card. I know my new grandneice will love it. Does this card open? How do the extended folds work into the construction.

    1. This card does open, but it opens at the back. Decorate one side to your heart’s content and the folds will create flaps on the non-decorated side.

  8. I don’t understand the back of the card and how it stands up. Can you show a pic of the back please, and explain how it stands

    1. The card does not stand up on its own. The flaps open somewhat in the middle of the back of the card.

  9. Love the card but it doesn’t stand up very easily, I might have to use a stand for it.

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