Monday, December 30, 2013

Birthday's At Christmas Time

One of my sweeties was born on the 28th of December.  When I look back I wonder what I was thinking.  At the time, when I was offered an induction only 4 days over due, I was thinking YES! That wasn't over due for my kiddos and now I think, Really? four more days wouldn't have killed you.  

The poor kid gets all her good stuff once in the year.  I try to make her birthday cards not at all Christmas looking.  For her card this year I chose a challenge form Sketch Frenzy Friday.

Because she is a girl, her favorite color  changes regularly.  I decided to look through my stash and use something I haven't used in a while.

I pulled out a Provo Craft embossing folder called Hanging Lanterns, and embossed some Whisper White card stock that I later cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I found a Chinese lantern cut for my electronic cutter and cut three lanterns in Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  I hung them across the front of the panel with Pool Party bakers twine.

I added the embossed panel to a Melon Mambo card base then added the sentiment form Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, cut with the matching framelit, in Tempting Turquoise ink.

For the inside I cut the number 10 in Daffodil Delight and hand wrote the sentiment.  I don't have great handwriting, and I write too fast, but it was what I wanted the card to say, and I don't have a stamp for that ;)  And for bling, I added some Dazzling Details to the die cuts.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Fabulous birthday card! Love the chinese lanterns! And great colors, too! Thank for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!