Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another Birthday Another Card

Richards Birthday Card
I made this birthday card for my brother Richard on his 68th birthday. Picture on the left is of the outside of card and picture on the right is of the inside of card. He got a nice laugh out of the King for a Day stamp and it went to his head of course but with him it does not take much. He was at my sister's Sandi's house when I gave it to him and she explained to him how we made our cards and he was really impressed with the process. He thought we just used kits all the time.  My sister has a really nice studio in her home and does such a super job. And of course I have to give her kudio's because she is my upline whom I signed up under (does the free advertising get me a free gift in the mail Sandi?).

PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red CS, Jackpot DSP
STAMPS: And Many Mowers, Card Games, Golden Oldies
INK: Basic Black
MARKERS: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Yoyo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Snail Adhessive

Sandi's Birthday Card
This is the outside of the birthday card I made for my sister Sandi. She really likes old antique looking things so I tried to do a rustic look for her. I used the Autumn Medows DSP here and I just love it and and colors in it. I put a pocket on the inside, as you will see in the next picture, but when I measured for the side score I though I would need more room for the depth on the tags so I used an one inch score.  A half or even a regular fold would do just fine instead.  The one inch was too big and would make it hard to mail so this needs to be adjusted if you copy my picture.

Inside Card
Here is what the inside looks like.

Inside Tags
Three inside tags for pocket.

PAPER: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Taken With Teal, More Mustard CS, Autumn Medows DSP
INK: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Taken With Teal, More Mustard
STAMPS: So Many Scallops, Favorite Thoughts, Eastern Blooms, A Beautiful Thing, A Cause to Celebrate
PUNCHES and DIES : Scallope Circle, Border Scallop, Bag w/Scallops, 3/4" circle punch, 3/18" corner tag punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch
ACCESSORIES: Fresh Favorites II buttons, Dimentionals, Brads, Hemp Cord, Snail Adhesive, Tombo Glue, Crystal Effects, Big Shot, Needle Piercer, Push Pad


  1. As you know, I have seen these cards and they are beautiful. Sandi's card fits her style so well and Richard, what can I say? Now it will take a year to get him back off the throne! Great Job. TFS

  2. LOL, free gifts for advertising??? Now that is a new one on me, but thank you very much for the kudos (I need all I can get). Yes, I loved my card very much and it is still on the pie cabinet (center stage). Richard forgot his birthday cards so I had to mail them to him. They should have arrived yesterday on his birth date. But I have to tell you, the most awesome gift I received (in years) were the embroidered pillow cases, with croched lace dresses. Absolutely beautiful and well worth the crying it took me to get them. Thank you Kathleen!

  3. Oops, I wanted to tell you that your antiquing on my card was beautifully done -- very vintage.