Are you as tired as I am of going from 30 degrees to 75 degrees and back to 40 degrees? Yes, I know I live in Houston and this is "normal". That doesn't mean I have to *like* the cold front coming in -- AGAIN -- that will plummet us back into winter.
Well, to help combat the cold, winter doldrums, I wanted to share with you some fun birthday cards that I made using My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste "Flair" collection (if you know about my paper hoarding, then I should tell you that the deepest stack of paper I always have is from My Mind's Eye...I have loved them since they started, and still have a few pieces of their earliest collections stashed away.)
The card on the right was shared as part of the Practical Stampers birthday card post, but I wanted to share all three with you here today.
Happy Birthday & Many More - 4.25" x 5.5" card
The MME Cut & Paste collection sports ampersands, and I took that theme with the first card and cut an ampersand using my Cameo. I used pop dots to bring the ampersand up from the chevron paper mat, which I framed with black cardstock. That is again framed with the ombre blue paper, which is also matted with black cardstock. I stamped the "Happy birthday" on the pink ombre paper and cut it to fit in the CTMH black tag that I tied onto the card with twine. Next I stamped the dashed line and the "many more" on the bottom. Embellished with two gems, and done!
Today Is Your Day - 5" x 7" card
This next card is simple and geometrical. I first cut the "Today Is Your Day" card from the cardstock and framed with black cardstock. I sewed through the triangles in black thread. This is matted onto a background of half pink/half blue ombre paper from the collection, which I sewed twice around as a frame, matted onto white cardstock, and then adhered to a black cardstock frame. Finally, I cut several squares of various papers into 2" squares and cut diagonally to create triangles. I cut black cardstock squares slightly bigger and again diagonally to create the triangle mats. I layered them, sewed along them, and then put the "Celebrate" banner over with a brad.
Happy Birthday/Celebrate - 4.25" x 5.5" card
I cut some of the blue ombre paper and random-stamped the "Celebrate" CTMH stamp in second and third generation, finishing with a first generation bottom center and matting with the pink ombre paper (both inked along the edges). I cut the polka dot paper rectangle, and framed it with distressed black cardstock. I stamped the frame and "Happy Bithday" and fussy cut around the frame. Finally, I cut a square of the flower paper, adhered it to the black CTMH tag, tied in the black CTMH ribbon, and put the button with twine in the middle. I finished the card three Basic Grey candy buttons and one of my favorites: a Maya Road star pin.
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you are staying warm wherever you are.
Hot chocolate and whipped cream for everyone!
My Mind's Eye - Cut & Paste "Flair" collection (paper, brads)
CTMH black ribbon, black tag charm, twine, Hollyhock ink, Lagoon ink, black cardstock
CTMH stamps: D1475 "Celebrate"; C1429 "Happy birthday" and frame; D1475 "Many More"; C1441 dashed line; C1394 "celebrate"; C1257 "Happy Birthday"
Basic Grey candy buttons
Doodlebug Design mini-pearls
Maya Road star pin