Monday, October 15, 2012

Busy Birthday Month

Wow! What a busy month we have been having..... it seems every weekend there is a birthday happening. All I have been doing is making cards and then neglecting everything else..... so I thought I would share what I have been doing before giving them away.
I always forget to take shots of the cards I make, so must remember to do that.
Here are 2 that I did not forget.

The first is a Baby Girl card, which I do find hard because well I am just not that girlie and my style (if I had one) is not that pretty!

I used an embossing folder to add some dimension to the pink card stock, then some scraps from that endless stash of mine, to create a simple background. I tend to stick to very simple designs for my cards as I am usually in a hurry to get them done in time to give!

The Baby Carriage is from Scrap FX in a baby accessory pack.
 I painted up the carriage, then drew in some details with a pen and finally added some pearls to make it a little bit "Special". Lastly the stamped sentiments are mounted with some foam tape to make them pop!

Now for the next card.... for a Teenage Boy.
Yes my eldest turned 15 this month Arrgh! But that is another story.
I know a lot of people struggle with the whole teen thing, and I know they are not into cards, but I do persist!!
All his mates get the same treatment and I do cop some grief, but as I said, I am persistant and I know each one I have given has been kept!!!

 When faced with a teen card, I treat it like a journal page background, then customize as I go. If I am giving $$$ or a Voucher I often make a pocket somewhere on the card as well.

Gotta Love the Lanky Apha from Scrap FX!!
I started this BG by misting a stencil from Crafters Warehouse, then randomly stamping with BG stamps from Studio Calico and Stampendous. I then used an Alphabet stencil with a black paint dauber to add the letters, grunged up the chippy alphas and I was done!

I think he liked it, but I am sure he found what the card was attached to far more appealing!!!!

That's it from me for now, I am going to try to get back to my long neglected journal.... it is gathering dust under a pile of scrap papers!!!
Stay Happy!!!


  1. Love both cards! I forget to post cards all of the time!

  2. your cards are as great as your layouts!
    Ingrid xxx


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