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Monday, August 26, 2013

Keeping in Touch at Birthdays!

One of my lovely nieces has an August birthday!  I thought I would be fun to make her a little card.  I have made cards for her children and even her husband, as I am usually down visiting at the time of their birthdays, but I have never made one for her.  (Redding is too hot to be there in August...LOL!)  I have been wanting to use my telephone die from My Favorite Things, thus I wanted to come up with a birthday--telephone theme.  Giving that some thought, I came up with this idea, "BIRTHDAYS!. . .A Reason to Keep in Touch," which I thought would be just right.


I searched through my paper stash and came up with several pieces of paper and shades that I thought complimented one another.  After deciding on a basic idea of which papers might be used for what, I die-cut the telephone base and receiver, and I decided to emboss them to give them a little more character.  It turned out to be a little too much "character," so I ran them through my Big Shot again, with just the plates, flattening out the embossing a bit.  This was more the look I wanted, so I was satisfied, and the rest of the card developed from there.  Here is the card that I finished for Lindsey.


Recipe:  SU papers: Night of Navy cs (cardbase), Rose Red cs (mat 1), Pacific Point cs (telephone), Pool Party cs (sentiment/ inside), Regal Pattern Stack-Rose Red dsp (circle). Paper Pizazz: Blossoms on Aqua. Unknown DCWV stack: navy blossoms. MFT die/stamp set: Ring, Ring (telephone). Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Colorbox-Chestnut Roan distressing. SU Emb. Folder: Petals-a-plenty. Spellbinders: Grand circles, Lifestyles: Frames 9. WRMK Deco Corner Punch; EK Curved Photo Corner-Large Punch (inside). Sentiment: Computer-made (Font-Tempus Sans-Bold).  Tim Holtz: Memo pin. SU Glimmer brad. Hug Snug Seam Binding: Fushia, Losang Blue. SU buttons. Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss: Pink, Dark Blue. 

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