Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Birthday Madness!

This month's meeting of the Card Day Club adjourned at Tiffani's house and our theme was Birthday cards - it will be nice to start out the new year with some great Birthday Cards on hand for those Birthdays that seem to creep up on us so quickly!!!

Without further ado - here are the cards - the ladies did awesome as usual and here are some really fun ideas.

Debbie's card was made on a really colorful stripey paper background - the next layers were solid orange with stitching around the outside - yellow, and finally another bright yellow and the card is topped off with a cupcake from Cricut Doodlebug cartridge - we added some stickles to the candle flame and some really cute little buttons for the cupcake topping! How fun!

Hanna's card was all cut from the Cricut cartridge that makes cards. . . Wild Card is it? And I believe that the birthday cake in the window and the "Make a Wish" sentiment was done with a Cuttlebug. This cartridge makes really fun and cute cards - I think that I am going to have to invest in it soon. . .

It doesn't take much to figure out that this is Tiffani's pink and brown card. Tiffani is all about the pink and brown stuff you know? This card, she says, is a collection of some of her favorite pink and brown paper that she has collected over the years - now wasn't that nice of her to share them with the CDC? :D The background is a solid pink mat - the next layer is two patterned papers cut in half - they are stiched down to the pink mat. A brown ribbon was tied around the middle next where the two patterned papers meet. The flower was next - it is a pink patterned paper circle mat, a solid pink flower mat, and two brown felt flowers topped with a pink button and some brown floss. What a cute flower! We ran the brown paper through one of those paper - texturing things to make it all /\/\/\/\/\/\/\ textured. :) Finally, a sentiment was stamped in brown on the pink marquee sign mat. Loads of layers! Way to go Tif. . . I love this card!

It's kind of funny how you start to recognize cards by their designers. We giggle about Tiffani and her pink and brown - the same could be said for me about my glitter I guess, and the use of my favorite products - here is some more Imaginisce for the card that I made - It was nice to make a card using bright pretty colors after all of the holiday season red/green. The bottom mat is a pretty lime green and it is topped with a glittered patterned paper from the Birthday stack. The edges are torn - The top mat is a plain purple. The next step was to add some of this gossamer ribbon and a couple of Imaginisce paper flowers. I used doodlebug sugar coated brads to hold them on. The sentiment was cut from one of the Birthday stack papers that is all words - I just cut out an area that said "Happy Birthday" and matted it on a bit of green. The sentiment is popped up using dimensional squares.

Finally, I also brought along kits to make these cards featuring some digital stamps by Dustin Pike. I am trying to get the whole CDC addicted to his stamps, see? They are just so fun! This card was super quick - the base is plain blue cardstock matted with a striped pattern - also from the Imaginisce Birthday stack. A strip of blue cardstock with a scallop punch edge was glued along the bottom third. The digital stamp was matted onto another piece of blue cardstock and I cut the little sentiment tag using Cricut - George & Basic Shapes. The sentiment inside says, "Sadly, I am NOT an elephant." Now then, just because we are prepared with a card for forgetting someone's birthday, doesn't mean that we should do so on purpose just to use this card. :)

That is all for the January CDC - I believe that Febuary will be at Hanna's house and we will do Valentines and Baby cards. . . yaay! Happy New Year CDC!

1 comment:

jeanna said...

Hello Nancy... Those are great cards! :)My favorite is the one with pinks and browns! :)

Anyways, until now, I havent got the kit for my prize.. :( I was worried...