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Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Brother Has A Birthday!

My brother is having a milestone birthday in early, early May, and he will suddenly be two years old than not just one, as he reaches the beginning of another decade!  I am on a cardmaking spree right now trying to get all of my early May cards completed before I leave for my four-day Girls' Get-Away Cardmaking Retreat, which is my present to myself for Mother's Day.  I know it will be oodles and oodles of fun, laughter, and hilarity as those are the kinds of ladies who are going.  I predict a thoroughly marvelous time!


Back to my brother's card for his birthday.  I made a card similar to this one last spring, which was inspired by a Liz Thayer design.  My previous card sported a mustache, and while my brother has a mustache and a beard, just a mustache didn't seem like him as he has never had just a mustache.  I decided his card would be stamped just as the stamp comes with cake and candles.  My card, as in the previous version, has more paper layers than Liz's original, but I retained the collage of masculine-oriented paper patterns.  I'm sure my brother will love his card, and he will know I've been thinking about him as I was making his card and getting it ready for the mail.



The inside creation has now been completed and designed to coordinate with the outside, and I've added a humorous verse about aging that I think my brother will enjoy.


 (Card inspired by a Liz Thayer design and modified by me.)
Recipe:  Stampin' Up papers:  Basic Black cs, Soft Suede cs, Very Vanilla cs, 2013-2015 Neutrals dsp stack (Chevron-Soft Suede/ Scallop-Crumb Cake), Modern Medley dsp.  SU stamp: See Ya Later.  Memento Black, SU Soft Suede (distressing).  SU Early Espresso Chevron ribbon, pearls.EK Photo Corner punch (inside). Size: 5" x 6-1/4"

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