Friday, February 10, 2012

Sending Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday everyone.  I am excited to share with you today a birthday card made for my mother-in-law.  I have shared in the past that she loves the color red.  This card isn't totally red, but I managed to incorporate some red into it.  The card is also part of the latest die cut challenge over at Stuck on You Sketches.  Our theme was "You've Got Mail."  That's why the card has an envelope with balloons coming out of it.  I hope you'll stop by and see what the other wonderful designers came up with, and we'd love for you to play along!  Here is a link to the challenge.  And, here are the details of the card:

Size:  A2
Envelope:  Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge cut at 2" (page 67 of handbook).  I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock for the envelope.
Label behind envelope:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4" (page 41 of handbook).  I then embossed the label and added a shadow.
Balloons:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 1" (and added shadow).  I used memory thread for the strings on the balloons.
The patterned papers are Doodlebug Designs (I think) and My Mind's Eye.
The sentiment was computer generated and punched with a 1 1/4" circle, a 1 1/2" circle, and a 2" scalloped circle punch
The rhinestones are from Kaisercraft.
I also added a yellow border using a Fiskars border punch.

Thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!


Tanya said...

Oh my cute is this? I love the balloons "popping" out of the envelope. The colors and patterns you worked with are just so bright and festive, I love it!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Tammy you are just so creative, this is adorable..

Nanne said...

Oh my word, that is such a cute card.. loving all those amazingly cheery colors, plus the little balloons popping out the envy.. Brilliant!!

Adrian said...

Awesome! I love this, may have to scraplift!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is so adorable and such a unique take on the cahllenge! Love it to pieces!

Joy said...

I Love this card !! The colors...the LO...its a great card !!

magicwanda said...

What a cute, cute card...I really like the colors.
Great job!
Hugs Wanda

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Oh, I am always SOOOO in love
with whatever you come up with!
And this is certainly no exception
(though I just saw the other card posted
and am freakin' over that one as well! LOL!)
But I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea more then
I can tell you and really may have to borrow
this idea! =)

OCCricut said...

You've GOT TALENT!!!

**Treefrog** said...

Oh so Fun! My fav color is red too and I know your MIL is going to Love it! Love the sparkle too, nice touch!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Fern said...

Tammy, this is too cute!!!! Love the bright colors!! Hugs!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful!! I love the gorgeous colors and the balloons popping out of the envelope are so creative and fabulous!! Gorgeous card :)