I made 3 birthday cards, well, two birthday and one card to uplift someone who's feeling down (that could be a birthday too!). I can't believe I made time for making 3 cards and we also went to the car race on Saturday and on Sunday we went hiking with our boys (2 miles! - for me that's B I G) and then had Dim Sum afterwards. I guess I wrecked all the good calorie burning of a hike with the not so good for you dim sum treats!
When I did a card for Emma's Creative Time for Me website I saw such a cute card I had to scraplift it! (it is from Nikki at Scrappin' Navy Wife). The colors are so bright and cheery! I used the Just Because Cards Cricute cartridge for the watermelon then made another using the cute little ladybug and then one for my dad using the truck.
|This card opens at the bottom. Thank you to Nikki for the card inspiration!|
|I used Glossy Accents to highlight the seeds. I just put a dot on the fatter end of the seed and then dragged the tip of a paperclip I opened up to make the point.|
|I scored the card at the top and used the black cardstock as the opening for the card.|
|I got a set of inspirational sentiments at Michael's - isn't that a cute saying? I added black rhinestones to the corners and chalked it in pink ($1 from Michael's - can't beat it! ;~)|
|I added white rose buttons I bought at Joann's and I used my wire cutters to cut off the little plastic hoops on the backs.|
|Here is the card from the side so you can see how the card opens.|
|There are 3 pink brads the run along the top of the card so it can open - and the score is only on the white scalloped cardstock on the back. I used little pearls for the buggy's eyes.|
|Here's my Dad's Happy Birthday card. I thought a truck would fit him - he's a retired orthodontist but always wanted to be a farmer and live out in the middle of nowhere! Kind of an old-fashioned guy.|
|I used the Modern Label punch from Stampin' Up to cut out the label and 2 tiny buttons on the ends.|
|Inside I used another one of the sentiments from Michael's which my dad will enjoy since he's turning 85! That's a lot of fingers!! And I had to include his favorite - a dog!|
|I embossed this with my Cuttlebug and then sanded it to rough it up a bit. I love the way the stars look with the Americana of the truck.|
Have a great day!