Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthdays- CPS #207

I just got back form a 2 day vacation with my school to a hotel- cuz why not? My school is so cool! But I managed to make 2 cards the night before I left since it was my sister-in-law's birthday and my neighbor's birthday over the weekend.

Here's the one I made for my sister-in-law:

I love her so much and I hope she liked the card.
Look at all the sparkles!! Yay!
MSE Birthday stamp
Black ink
Brown and cream cardstock
Scallop edge punch (Fiskars threading water punch)
Glitter chipboard circle- ? No idea!

Look at the sparkles!

Speaking of cupcakes, I really want this stamp set from Pure Innocence, mainly for the cute cupcake sentiments, since I love using cupcakes on cards, even non-birthday ones!

And here's the card for my neighbor:
He turned 16, so i wanted a more fun card, but it may have come out to young for him. Oh, well. At least it's not girly.

So I thought I could do this for 2 challenges, the CPS one and the "Less is More" (3 squares) one, but I wasn't so sure this was "clean and simple" but I figure "what the heck?" No one's going to get mad at me- hopefully. Next time I'll make it simpler!
The squares are from this old Making Memories scrap I had. Seriously, I keep everything as scraps- and here, I was glad I did. The scrap was tiny, bit I was able to get 3 1 1/4" squares out of it- perfect! I hope it's "cool" enough for my neighbor!

(Side note- isn't the picture a lot clearer this time? I think I'mm take pictures on my dining room table more often; the lighting is better there!)

Kraft, orange and beige cardstock
K&Company Wild Saffron paper- big surprise there!
Making Memories paper (squares)
Uni-ball Signo Broad gel pen
Marcella by K sticker

If you're here from the challenge pages, please take a minute to check out the rest of my blog and let me know what you think! Thanks!


  1. Hi Haylie,
    We're not going to get mad at you... but you were quite right, it's not really clean and simple...but it is very nice. We have our definition of what we expect Clean and Simple to be on our blog... and I'm sure that next time you will, as you said 'make it simpler'!
    It's great to have you join us and we hope you'll have lots of fun with our challenges!
    See you next time!
    "Less is More"

  2. I love both cards! I especially like how you used the sparkles on that cupcake and the glossiness that you added to the frosting. It is the little details that make these cards really special :)

  3. We don't get mad with anyone...may dish out detention lol
    But, your card isn't strictly clean and simple, although I do appreciate it was fairly straight forward for you

    Do hope you come back again, great to see you
    "Less is More"

  4. Both cards are vey pretty - great job - hard to believe your only 17 - keep up the good work. I would love you to stop by my blog and check out my newest creations.

    Made by Jacqueline

  5. Love your cards Haylie, and all the chat in your blog, keep it up.

  6. Your cards are great Haylie. The cupcake looks ready to eat straight off the plate! x