Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Quick and Easy Birthday Cards

Although I have a gazillion cards in a stash, most of them are not birthday cards. I needed a stash of birthday cards I could just pop in the mail when I needed to. Monday was my cousin, Jane's birthday. Today is one of my SCS gal pal's birthday (Happy Birthday, Tracey!) and there are several A Muse Addicts having birthdays this month. I wanted cards that were simple (once I got past the basic design) and bulk free for mailing. Here they are:

The first card uses the Chiffon Green 4-bar notecard as the card base. I stamped the window, then the Tiny Bird on the ledge and one of the flower pots from the row of pots stamp. I colored it all in with my Copics, layered it onto some SU Choc Chip, used a red striped PLP as my awning (cutting one edge with my scalloped scissors) and added the sentiment.

The second card uses the purple kitchen 4-bar notecard as the base. I stamped the flower bunch, punched it with a pink Marvy scalloped oval punch, colored it with Copics, added the ribbon bow, popped it up with foam dots and added the sentiment.

Easy Peasy! Cute, simple, and quick cards to have ready for birthdays! (Sorry about the poor lighting but it was early in the AM when I took these shots so proper lighting just wasn't there yet).

DH and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary today. We will spend it at our oldest son's football practice. After the first day of practice, my son woke up the next day with a bruise on his head over his right eye. We couldn't figure out how it got there until yesterday at his baseball game. We sat by his buddy Steven's mom who told us they were head butting each other with their football helmets at practice. Boys!


Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are wonderful and perfect for birthdays!

Happy Anniversary!!! Enjoy your night!

Boys will be boys! I am kind of glad my son never got into sports now. LOL He can't get bruised cooking!

Rhonda said...

Novell, these are so beautiful!!!

Happy Anniversary to you!!!

I nominated you for the Brilliante Award on my blog! :D