Monday, February 28, 2011

New Birthday Sundaes Challenge Blog

Birthday Sundaes

I've found that most people like birthday cards which actually say "Happy Birthday" or similar, as opposed to no sentiment. So I sometimes find it difficult to come up with new variations on the theme with just the same few birthday sentiment stamps I own. I'm hoping the new Birthday Sundaes Challenge Blog (starts March 20th) will give me some new ideas and also "stretch" me a bit with trying new techniques.

Apparently, more birthday cards are sold in stores than any other type of cards. And I'm finding when friends ask me to make cards, birthday cards are among the most popular, so the Birthday Sundaes Challenge Blog seems like a great idea.

From the site
Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011.  The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes!  I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards.
If birthday cards are up your alley, I noticed they're having a DT call as well. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

You Are Sew Fabulous Card

This card is made with a digital image from the amazingly talented and generous Sharon at Steady On. Love the buttons with all the different patterns.

I added a sentiment from the equally talented and generous Paulette at Create With TLC to the digital image and printed it onto cream paper. A few real buttons and a faux stitched border matted onto black card finish it off. I think it will be a good card to give a friend who likes sewing.

I'd love to try real stitching on cards as it looks so effective on cards I've seen... an adventure for another day, perhaps.

Friday, February 11, 2011

English Rose Elegance - 5 Happy Birthday Cards

The English Rose Paper is from Kaisercraft. The shaped tags on some of the cards are Journal Tags from the same range. I was able to indulge my love of vintage and pearls with these papers - quite the shabby chic look, I think. On the last card, I added real lace (as opposed to paper lace), something I haven't tried before.

Love the little butterfly perching on the tag in the third card. Thanks Amy for the butterfly punch. I'll be using it a lot.