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Monday, February 27, 2017

My Oldest Son's Birthday is Coming!

My oldest son's birthday is in the early days of March, so I should have been thinking about making his card last week, but alas my calendar was cluttered.  When this happens, I have a difficult time getting myself to my craft table because my mojo has gone out the window, and I have the dickens of a time getting it back! 


Not to fear. . .I went to a cardmaking event hosted by the dynamic duo, Dar Peterson and Luci Kirschbaum, and as I viewed one of the inspiration cards, some ideas flew into my head that I thought would be great additions to an already very cute card (thanks to Luci Kirschbaum).  I decided to complete only a portion of my card and take the pieces home to finish.  Now, I'm thinking it's time to finish it, because it will make the perfect birthday card for my son.


To the original design, I added embossing to the white background layer.  I thought that would be a nice touch, and I knew I had just the right embossing folder for this job!  Then, I decided I wanted to stagger my green color panel instead of stacking all three panels one on top of another.  The embossing texture turned out especially nice...I just LOVE that "Happy Birthday" embossing folder!



Now, I was ready to finalize my card by creating an inside design and verse that was complimentary to the card front design and for the birthday occasion.  Take a peek at the finished product below.


Ingredients:   Stampin' Up products:  Cardstocks--Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White.  Ink--Basic Black; Emerald Envy.  Ribbon--Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched.  SU-2017 Occasions:  Pattern dsp--Party Animal (2017 Occasions).  Stamps--That's the Tag.  Dies--Timeless Tags Thinlits.  Other:  Cuttlebug EF: Happy Birthday.  EK punch: Zig Zag.  Computer verse.  Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2."  (a CASE card...thanks Luci Kirschbaum for original inspiration).

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