Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Your Birthday!

Hi there! I hope y'all had a good weekend! I am going to the doctor today for my 37 week check-up. I'm hoping for a baby soon because I am so uncomfortable!

Today is also my younger brother's birthday, so I whipped up a card for him.

I used Deconstructed Sketch #56 for the layout. I love Jen's sketches. I just recently printed all of her PDF pages of them out and put them in my sketch binder. When I got ready to make this card, I flipped through and found a sketch that worked with my image. 

The stamp I used on my card is one of the a la carte stamps by Taylored Expressions - It's Your Birthday. I love these little word stamps. They make putting together a card so simple! I used some new papers - All About a Boy by Echo these colors (and that chevron pattern, too!). I colored the image with Copics and used my Clear Glaze pen on the letters as well as some Stickles on the balloons and star. I embossed the background of my card and added some twine and silver brads to finish it off.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Stamping Sensations - embossing and texture (the twine)
Paper Creators Crafts #8 - for the boys
Aud Sentiments Challenge - birthday sentiment
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - one for the boys

Thanks for stopping by! 

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park All About a Boy
Stamps: It's Your Birthday by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: silver brads, twine, Stickles, clear Glaze pen, foam tape
Tools: MFT Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namic, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder


  1. Great card for your brother. That stamp would be such a versatile stamp to own for whipping up a birthday card on a moments notice!
    I was thinking of you yesterday, wondering how you are coming along with the pregnancy. Please tell us in an upcoming post if it's "almost time". :)

  2. Brilliant project. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  3. Love this card, just nice and simple but says everything it needs to!!
    Hope your 37 week check went ok and little baby makes his appearance soon :)

    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts
    Hugs Debbie x

  4. Great card, love the papers & colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. A quite delightful card and so beautifully put together.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


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