Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Good Morning.  I hope everyone is enjoying a nice long Memorial Day weekend.  I got to get together with my card-making buddies yesterday and it's amazing how much you don't get done in 8 hours before the guys come join us for drinks and dinner.  It's my friend Sandy's birthday soon so Deb and I had decided beforehand that we'd load up her birthday gifts and let her have them a bit early - besides we probably won't see each other again before the big day.  This is the card I made her.  I just love easel cards even if they are difficult to photograph.  I finally decided to tilt this one up from the back and just take the one photo.

Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned paper: October Afternoon-The Thrift Shop
Cricut: SANDY-Plantin Schoolbook, sweet-Graphically Speaking, flourishes-Ashlyn's Alphabet, big butterfly-???
Other: branches-Sizzix, butterflies-Martha Stewart, flowers-all from my stash (mostly K&Company), sentiment-unmarked clear stamp, oval Nesties

You know how it is when you have a vision and nothing short of that will do?  Well, I had a really hard time trying to wrap the flourishes around the letters then position them on the card.  I know I started over once (I had the N backwards!) language would have done a sailor proud!  In the end I was happy with the result and so was she.  Have a great Sunday.  Hugs...Kris


  1. As always, your card is gorgeous and so creative. hugs, eileen

  2. Oh my my Kris, this is a fabby Birthday card for friend Sandy. I must scoot over and wish her a Happy Birthday. Love this card, my friend.

  3. Kris this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love how you threaded the swirlies through the letters (HeeHee on the potty mouth, it always works for me! LOL) Love how the black pops the brights and the striped background is fabulous! xxD

  4. So Sweet!!!! I agree on how that black just pops this card..


  5. What a sweet card Kris. Your choice of colors are fabulous and I love how you added the swirls and flowers to the letters. No doubt Sandy will love it!

  6. I watched this card take a couple of different turns,I love the out come. Deb


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