Sunday, January 23, 2011

A very inspired happy birthday!

Happy Sunday! Twice in one month, that's some sort of record for me! Well, you should get used to it. I have a lot of posts saved up and will be posting a lot more often! (Plus I start another cake class on February 1, I plan on sharing!) This week, I made this lovely happy birthday card for three fantastic challenges:

It's a sweet happy birthday card for my stash! It feels good to get these kinds of cards done when I don't even need them. Maybe now that I'm out of school and the hubby is away on a business trip I'll be able to give people cards on their actual birthdays! (I'm not off to a remarkable start though, since I missed Ren-Yi's early January birthday! Fail!) 

For those Cuttlebug embossing addicts out there, do you have tips on not trashing your pp when you run it through an embossing folder? Specifically the Cuttlebug brand folders. I like the pseudo distressed look it gives this card but it doesn't always work for me! 

One last shout out before I go look up hubby's next flight - I used the fabby NEW Just Rite stamps that Laurie gave me for Christmas. Perfect for the Scrap Our Stash January Challenge of playing with something NEW! Have you played along yet?


  1. Fun birthday card! :) Love the embossing! I tend to emboss relatively thick paper so I don't have any real issues but you may want to try mucking with the sandwich a bit and see if that helps. Make it "looser". My bug is also super stretched so who knows... that might do it as well. Hah!

  2. Very nice! I like how you added the brads to the dots and the overall grunge look to your card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Great card! Looks like you're liking the new stamps! :) I get that with cuttlebug embossing folders too sometimes. I usually just go with it, but yea, try what Belinda said.

  4. Great card! Love colours and the patterns! Thanks so much for playing along with my red challenge!

  5. Lovely warm colours and lots of texture!