Two of my nieces, who are sisters, have birthdays in January. The oldest is first, and she celebrated her sixth birthday. I had in mind to make a birthday card with balloons on it. I don't have any dies to cut out balloons, so I decided to use my Spellbinder Ovals to imitate a balloon and found a good idea on Pinterest of using the owl's feet from the Stampin' Up Owl Builder Punch for the balloons "blow-up valve." What a great idea. . .it worked perfectly!
I have seen numerous cards that have tied balloons to a bicycle die cut. I thought it would be a great idea to tie my birthday balloons to the handle bars of the old-fashioned, penny-farthing bicycle from Stampin' Up's 2014 SAB Feeling Sentimental stamp set. For some reason, finding just the right papers for my card became my next challenge. After much indecision, I finally settled on October Afternoon's Cakewalk birthday papers for the major portion of the card's designer papers.
I am pretty happy with the way this little card turned out, but just after I finished creating the card front, I realized the card will be late. Evidentally, I entered the wrong date for Taylor's birthday in my date book. This forced me to come up with just the right inside birthday verse acknowledging and sending belated birthday wishes. I hope Taylor likes her finished card inside and out! (Hmmm...do you suppose that's where the phrase better late than never came from?)
Recipe: DCWV 12x12 Cardstock Stack (kraft). DCWV Glitter Red. October Afternoon: Cakewalk-Paper Straws (diag. stripe)/ Sugar Stix (ray collage). BoBunny Double Dot: Buttercup Dot. Carta Bella: It's A Celebration/ Candles (backside). Pinecone Press: Sweet Plaid. Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cs. SU stamps: Feeling Sentimental (2014 SAB); Happiest Birthday Wishes. SU Ink: Mossy Meadow. Dies: Lifestyle Nesting Scallop Squares ; Spellbinders Ovals (balloons); SU Stars Framelits. SU Owl Builder punch: feet. Stash: Gold Metallic Twine; Glitter Brads. Distressing: Colorbox Chestnut Roan. EK Corner Punch: Medium Scallops. Size: 5-3/4" square.