Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Cards

After seeing Brenda's (sweet as a gumdrop) beautiful card, I had to try the format since she so generously supplied the dimensions. With the Martha Stewart scoreboard and Tim Holtz clear ruler (both available at Ben Franklin Crafts), making the card base was not hard at all. I started with an orange 12x12 cardstock (will make two cards) and used a Bo Bunny printed (on both sides) Happy Birthday cardstock for the panels. Using Merikan tape made the work quicker because there was no drying time. The monster, balloon, and word stamps are from a Hero Arts clear stamp set. Because the balloon strings were too thin to cut out I replaced them with black wire. The images are raised up on pop dots which makes them stand out from the busy designs on the cardstock. Although you can't really tell, I glued googly eyes on all of the monsters.


This second card is a partially recycled one. Sometimes when I receive a non-handmade card that is too pretty to throw out even after having it on display for months, I cut off the front and attach it to a plain card front. Then I try to dress up the card to make it more personal and send it to someone else. This way I get to be creative, it doesn't take too much time, and I feel good about recycling. I added the Birthday Anya (The Greeting Farm) stamped image which I colored, cut out, and glittered. Thanks for visiting my blog site. I hope you saw something that made you stay awhile and read about my creations. If you have a blog site, please leave a comment so I can visit you too.




5 comments:

Tamiko's said...

AWESOME take on the Double Display Card Lynn! It makes me want to try it out too! I love the googly eyes, it adds something interactive to the card! GREAT JOB!! I also like the recycled card too, what a great idea!!

Hugs,
Joy
www.tamikos.net

Cheryl said...

Hi Lynn,
You did a great job on Brenda's card! I haven't tried it yet but hope to make one soon. The monster stamp set from Hero is so cute! I better take mine out and dust it off. LOL! Thanks for reminding me that I have that set.

Pineapple Cove said...

Lynn,

Both of your birthday cards turned out so cute!! That monster set from Hero is just so adorable...love the googly eyes!

The cupcakes in your birthday anya cards look so delish! I just opened my Martha Board - can't wait to use it. Love that it has all the smaller lines that Scor Pal didn't.

Jenny said...

Isn't the double display card so cool??? I'm so happy Brenda shared the instructions with all of us. TFS your creations!

Jenny
crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

Shirley N said...

Cute cards, I have to try Brenda's card myself. Thanks for visiting my blog. Wanted to answer your question but didn't have your email address. You can get PI's here http://www.heather-ellis.co.uk/page5.htm or http://www.mftstamps.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=7_54