Friday, April 11, 2008

A Birthday Card and Gift!

Today felt like a Thursday to me and that is not a good thing! :( I know that I should be grateful that we can make our snow days up on a Friday instead of extending the school year but it still stunk to have to go to work today! Haha! I am getting used to this whole Friday off deal! I love being able to spend the day cleaning my house, doing laundry, and stamping without much of a distraction! Instead I had to go to work this morning, come home around 4:30 and THEN clean my house and do the laundry! Once I was done I was so wiped that I didn't get ANY stamping done. Oh well, I guess I am just going to have to do double the stamping tomorrow! Anyway, since I didn't get a card made today, I am going to show you the card that I made using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. A couple of girls in our youth group had birthdays this week so I made a couple of bright, cheery cards! Here is one of the cards that I made! Again, you will have to forgive the frayed edges, my paper cutter just hates me! It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted this card to look like but I finally settled on this image from the Fun & Fast Notes set (which I had never used) and a scallop punched image to replace the star. I again sponged the sides of the image piece with pumpkin pie and layered it on some Bali Breeze dp. I added some brads to the long strip and glitter to the cake and it was finished! This was a pretty quick and easy card and I am pleased with the results!

I also wanted to share this cute bookmark that I put in her card. I saw the idea for this on Dawn's blog and loved it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back here tomorrow with (hopefully) some newly stamped cards! I have some RAKS that I want to send out so I will hopefully get those finished tomorrow! Good night everyone! Enjoy your Friday evening!

Recipe for Card:
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, So Many Scallops
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Bali Breeze dsp, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Brads, Dimesionals, Punches, Gel Pen, SU! Markers, Sponge Dauber, Glitter

Recipe for Bookmark:
Stamps: So Many Scallops
Ink: Regal Rose
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana
Accessories: Punches, Build-a-brad, Gel Pen, Glitter

1 comment:

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Beautiful card. I hate it when my cutter gives me those frayed edges. If you have a fiskars trimmer, you can sometimes just flip the orange blade so it goes the other way in the cutter, and that might help. You can also run a nail file or sander down the edge of your paper to smooth out the fraying.