Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A quick birthday card...

Well I knew that my nephew's birthday was coming up and I really thought that there had to be a card already in my stash that I could just pull out and use to give him with his gift. Well that wasn't the case. In fact, most of the cards that I had left were either way to little boy-ish or girl cards. So I decided that I needed to make a preteen quick card that wouldn't take too long because I had orders to get in ready to mail.
And that surely didn't work. I ended up spending over 3 hrs just going through orders first and then getting things in stacks for what I plan on working on next. But then I took a small break to get started on the card and an hour and a half later I was finally finished. Everything used is from my scraps in my stash. I have decided that I need to start making cards from just scraps and see what I can come up with.

I have tons of happy birthday stamps but for some reason none of the words were perfect for this little pocket on the front. I plan on putting some $$ in there for him (he is saving to go to camp for boyscouts) so I thought it would be cute to put the pocket on the front.
This card is 100% different than what I had planned. But I do like the end result.

Sassafrass Lass patterned paper
Blue card stock (embossed with CB swiss dots folder),orange and brown cardstock as well.
Studio G ballon and birthday (word) stamps, also old set of wooden circle letter stamps.
Sizzix slobbery kiss alphabet dies, a McGill round tab punch.
American Crafts white Jack Jr side kick rub-ons.
Measuring tape ribbon and Making Memories velvet covered brads (Jack collection).
The pocket is 7Gypsies. And the inks used are Color Box chestnut roan, and robins egg and TH distress ink spiced marmalade. And both square and clear pop dots.
And I used an old pair of deco scissors to make the zigzag border.


  1. love your birthday card and your all of your cards! You are very talented!

  2. Thanks! I really appreciate the compliment!