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Monday, July 28, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone!

Happy Monday!  It is a dreary, rainy day today here in New York.  Hopefully the sun will come out soon. 

Today I'd like to share a card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I just fell in love with the paper and knew I had to make a card with it.

My card base is 5X7 and cut from GP white card stock.  The solid paper and the patterned are by Recollections.  The patterned paper is called Blue and White Trellis.  I cut the banner shapes using the Sizzix Banner die set.  I embossed the blue banner layer using the Stampin' Up Modern Mosaic Embossing folder.   I stamped my sentiment using a Closet to My Heart stamp and Dew Drop Versa Magic Night Sky Ink.   I love the way this card turned out and I hope he does too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have more to show you soon.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Birthday Card

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today I'd like to share another card I made for the Birthday Card Club I participate in.  I'm really happy to be participating in this "Club" because I find the challenge of creating cards using colors or styles that someone else likes instead of what I would normally do, a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow.  I'm having the best time doing this.  Thanks so much Lori www.craftinblind.blogspot.com for asking me to participate. 

Now let's get to the card!

I started this 5"x7" card with a white card base.  My first layer is Grenadine Bazzill Basics card stock.  The pink and red polka dot paper and the red and white striped paper are from the Recollections Bright and Basic's stack.  I cut the frame that houses my sentiment from the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge.  My sentiment is stamped with a Fiskars stamp using Stampin' Up Real Red Ink.  I also added some Stampin' Up Brights Candy Dots and Recollections Flowers for embellishment.  The ribbon going across the card is Morex Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon. 

Red and pink isn't a color combination I would normally think to use, but those were two colors that the intended recipient of this card said she likes.  I'm really happy with the way the card turned out.  I hope the recipient will like it too.

I hope you'll stop by again soon to see what I'm up to.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Just a Note

Hello Everyone,

Today I'd like to share another note card I made. 

For this card I started with a 4/14 x 5 1/2 white carde base from The Paper Company.  My first layer is a double sided piece of patterned paper from K&Company's Life's Little Occasions Stack, then a white Georgia Pacific cardstock layer.  The final layer is the solid, second side of the patterned paper.  I added the some cute little flags made by American Crafts in the corner.  Down toward the bottom I cut a banner shape and frame using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and added some Recollections enamel dots up in the corner and on the banner edge.  My sentiment is stamped using a Close to My Heart stamp and Gold Rush ink.

That's my card for today.  Check back again soon to see what else I've been up to.