Hi everyone. Today is my oldest son's birthday ... and he's turning 30th! Wow ... where did the years go??!! :)
I made him a card in August when we went to a "Surprise Birthday BBQ" that his girlfriend was throwing to celebrate. She justified it being early as she wanted to have a BBQ (which Evan loves) ... so it all made sense. And as some of you know that read my blog post in August ... it turned out to be a surprise wedding for all the guests! :) So today, it's official ... and so I made him another card - a guy can never have too many birthday cards, right??!! :)
Evan is a coffee drinker ... he can't let a day go by without having his beloved Timmy's ... or several for that matter. So I saw this fun digi at Bugaboo and knew it would be perfect for his card. The layout is something different for me ... and I CASE'd it from my good friend Kylie (link to her card here). I loved the DP strip and how she popped it up from her card base and then the main panel was popped up again. I have done that also, although it's hard to tell in the photo (still need to get on the light box but I have been WAY too busy).
Here's a close-up:
I paper pieced the mug, sponged around the edges of each piece, added piercing to the "steam" and crystal effects on all three hearts.
Stamps: Cocoa (Bugaboo); Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper: White, Generations DP (Simple Stories)
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Black, Smoky Slate; Copics: R59, W4
Accessories & Tools: paper piecing tool and mat, crystal effects, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals
This also qualifies for the SCS TLC challenge (TLC455 - paper piecing).
I have another card ... I know, two cards in one day is not the norm for me, but I've been on a roll! :) Today the challenge at SCS Way's to Use It (WT453) is add a wreath. I made this very CAS Christmas card, using the felt again for the holly leaves (love playing with felt!).
I added the sentiment in the middle and some pearl "berries" and twine bow. Fun, and easy to make.
Here's a close-up:
Stamps: Merriment (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Holly die (C.C. Designs), Green felt, red half-pearls, Maraschino twine (The Twinery), Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals