Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Happy Birthday and a Ribbon Card

So....I didn't realize my neighbor (who I made a card for that I showed in my last post) was making her birthday party as a joint party for both her and her husband, since his birthday was not too long ago. So I decided to make him a card, too. I reallllllly don't see this card as manly AT ALL, but it's cheerful and at least not girly, so that's the best I can do. I used the E.A.D. design summer color challenge colors and I just had fun with it!'s the back, where I usually just put the "handed stamped by" stamp, which I sign underneath of. This time I had smeared some inky spot on the back by accident, so this is my funky way of covering it! Cute! (Tooting my own horn here...)
Off-white card stock
MSE Happy Birthday stamp set (I used the dot, the sentiment, and the hat on the back from there, and I used a Happy Birthday sentiment on the inside which I didn't taker a picture of)
K&Company hat sticker -it was a different color but I covered it with the yellow paper to make it match the challenge colors and I drew stripes on it.
Ranger Adirondack ink in Red Pepper and Denim
Yellow paper and olive-y paper (It's olive!! It just photographed really dark...)
Fiskars threading water punch
Black ink

Since I was already making cards, I decided to make one using ribbon, since I feel like I've abandoned my poor ribbons lately.
I used a technique a lot of people have used- not quite sure of the official name for this, but it's just the "laying across a bunch of ribbon scraps in a window kind of look" technique, I guess.
Not to many supplies here, since I honestly don't know where most of my ribbons are from, but let me try to guess, haha:
I think the striped on with the white background is K&Company, while the orange one is Autumn Leave and the rest are from an MSE grabbox or from a random drawer in my house...
To make the grey frame, I used my paper trimmer and carefully took a 3" by 4" rectangle and cut line 3/4" around each edge. I tied the ribbon on one side, did some faux stitching and writing with my Uni-Ball Signo Broad gel pen, and put some foam adhesive underneath before sticking it to an off-white card stock base. Easy!!
I love it, so let me know what you think!
Comment, please!

Happy Birthday window card

It's my neighbor's birthday today so I wanted to make sure the card I made for her was extra special! It may not look like much, but it took me forever to decide on what to do, find my elements, and cut all those darn circles! I'm still getting the hang of my Martha Stewart circle cutter, so bear with me.
Here's the card:

I like the idea of having a window cute out with a cute element poking through from inside. I was happy to find the little cake- I think it's from K&Company, as are the patterned papers. I used this brown card base from Hero Arts- they come as note cards with matching envelopes.
Btw, my handwritten "happy birthday" isn't to shabby, huh? I always thought I had terrible handwriting!
Here's how the card rests on a surface:

Here's the inside:

And I doodled on the matching envelope!
You can see my nail polish, lol.
Speaking of which, how cool is this color? It's Mint Candy Apple from Essie. Yum.
So, I hope you enjoyed!
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