Friday, March 16, 2012

Birthday Card

One of my co-workers is having a birthday next week and I wanted to make him a card. This is what I came up with.

I started with a 5" X 7" white card base. I used some patterned paper from the Echo Park This and That Graceful 6" X 6" paper pack and cut it down to 4 3/4" X3 3/4". I also used a piece of card stock from the new Core' denations Cut and Emboss 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I love this paper. There are 10 colors and 40 sheets in back and because of the size they are perfect for card making. I chose a color from the Chocolate Box set and embossed it with my Cuttlebug and the Happy Birthday folder. I lightly sanded it so the teal blue color would show through. I though it looked great with the patterned paper I chose. I cut this embossed paper down to 4 3/4" in height so it fit my card. I then added a blue strip of paper where the two different papers met and while it doesn't show up well in the photo I used a birthday party hat stamp and some versamark and stamped the hat down the blue strip of paper. I used the Smiley Card cartridge on my gypsy and the Emoticons creative feature keys to cut my image. Because my card if or a man I didn't want to bling it up too much but it just needed a little something, so I added some of the Diamond Ice Stickles I just got to the pompom. Finally I attached my little guy to my card from with some foam dots. I think he turned out cute. Thanks for visiting.


  1. What a great combination of everything! You did great!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  2. Love this! It turned out great!

  3. Perfect card for a guy Deanna!!! I love it all!! The papers, the colors, the face! :)

  4. This is a perfect card. I love the papers, colors, and face. Great job!

  5. love it, I have that birthday folder too, have inked over it before Love that face too.but not used co-ordinations yet so might give it a go as I just got a sample pack in a delivery I had yesterday.:-) Yay!
    A question

    How did you cut the 'trumpet' can;t think of the proper word for the party blower thingy.:-)
    Thanks for sharing

  6. HEHE! Adorable Smiley Face card Deanna! That had to put a smile on your co-worker's face! :)