Sunday, June 10, 2012

Birthday Cards

Today was my Mom's and son's birthday, and I waited to the last minute to make their cards.  I have to remind myself to not wait in the future.

Here is the card I made my Mom:

Outside of card

Inside of card

I used my Gypsy and EA2 to make the cuts.  Here is the Gypsy screen shot:


The cartridge used for this card is Close To My Heart's (CTMH) Art Philosophy.  The dragonfly (page 24 in the handbook) was cut at a height of 2 1/2 inches and the banner (page 26 in the handbook) was cut at a height of 2 inches.  I used a card base that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  The background paper and banner trim is from CTMH's Lucy paper pack (item X7149B), the background of the dragonfly is from CTMH's Dotty For You paper pack (which was the May special), the layer of the dragonfly is CTMH's Sweet Leaf cardstock (item X5639) and the background cardstock for the banner is Bazzill.  I used CTMH's Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set (item D1475) to stamp the sentiment, using CTMH's Olive stamp pad (item Z2137), on the outside and inside.

I added Queen & Co.'s Irridescent Rhinestones on the dragonfly's body, bent up the wings on the layer to add dimension and attached with pop dots.  I then added a bow made from American Crafts Grass glitter ribbon.

Here is the card I made my son:

Outside of card

Inside of card

I also used my Gypsy and EA2 to make the cuts.  Here is the Gypsy screen shot:


I used two cartridges for this card.  The Celebrations cartridge was used to cut the dog (page 112 in the handbook) at a height of 3 1/2 inches, and CTMH's Art Philosophy was used to cut the banner (page 56 in the handbook) at a height of 1 1/4 inches.  I used a card base that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  The background paper and banner trim is from CTMH's Pemberley paper pack (item X7148B), the white cardstock used for the dog and banner is CTMH's White Daisy (item 1385), and all other cardstock is Bazzill.  I used CTMH's Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set (item D1475) to stamp the sentiment, using CTMH's Outdoor Denim stamp pad (item Z2140), on the outside and inside.

I hope you enjoyed my cards.

I usually to advertise in my blog post, but I'm making an exception at this time.  Close To My Heart (CTMH) is having a great special for the month of June.  For every two stamp sets you buy, you get a third set of equal or less value free - no limit.  The only thing is, CTMH will automatically give the lowest price stamp set for free.  I wanted you to be aware of this.  If you like the CTMH products you see and would like to order them, please visit my website at brendahalstead.ctmh.com

14 comments:

  1. well for last minute they both turned out great.

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  2. Love your cards, Brenda. The dog is so modern and fun! I know both mom and son had to be very pleased with their cards!

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  3. Thank you! They both loved their cards.

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  4. Hope you are still loving your hair!
    (trying to get the nerve up to get mine cut off)
    Great cards! Thank you for showing the CTMH monthly stamps on a card.
    *usually I lurk blogs and dont comment so will try better*
    Hugs

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  5. Thanks! I am still loving my hair and the ease in styling it. It only takes 5 minutes with a blow dryer! Glad you stopped by!

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  6. Your cards are very pretty. I just became your follower as well. TFS

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  7. Thank you for the nice comment and thank you for becoming a follower!

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  8. Aw, that puppy card is cute! I love finding good sentiments for the insides of cards.

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