Friday, July 22, 2011

                   
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Card Patterns 124: Happy Birthday



Happy Friday! What a week, a lazy week, that is! hee! hee! I've stayed up until 5 am the last two nights reading books, yikes! That has to be my wake up time in just 2 1/2 more weeks! My poor husband, it is NOT going to be good! :)


Here's one more card I made during my virtual stamping session with Cindy, see here super cute card here, using the Card Patterns Sketch #24. I just love a long card, don't you? This card is 3 1/4" x 6 1/2", one of my favorite sizes, and SU has cute long envelopes that match. I first attempted making this an extra long card (like long business size, I forget what that ones called), but didn't like it, so shortened it up.


I used a super cute new sentiment set from SU called Perfectly Penned and some of my favorite retired paper. It's hard to see in the picture, but stamped the "Happy Birthday" in Real Red craft ink then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I need to get more colored embossing powder, but this worked for now. This card actually went postal to a dear friend for her, you guessed it, 32nd birthday. Hope she likes it!


On a side note, after Cindy and I stamped, we took pictures of our challenge cards and emailed them to each other. I took five pictures and this is the one I chose to edit and email:

I didn't even notice until Cindy emailed me back, I had an extra embellishment on the card! Yikes! Do you see it? So I chose the next best picture from my iPhoto library to edit and this was it:

Seriously?! What are the odds?! I've had this blog since May 2007 and almost 900 posts, but this was a first! (Plus, I think I need to check my glasses!) I guess this card is just super sweet or maybe since it's going to a super sweet friend...I know it's a stretch...ha!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!


Recipe
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Play Date DSP.
Ink: Real Red Craft.
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Thickers.

9 comments:

Beedubya said...

I love it, Angie. That paper is going to hurt my heart about as much as Washington Appel did. Good thing I bought and extra pack before it retired. When I first saw that sentiment set I though, "Meh." But now I LOVE it. It seems to be just the right size and has the the right amount of flourish to make it funky.

xo B.

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Sorry I removed my comment because it didn't make sense! Haaa Should have proofread before hitting "publish".

So, carry on.....LOVE THIS! You always pick color combinations that appeal to me! (That makes more sense than my original comment.)

jackiestamps4fun said...

SUPER cute card! The fly, though, really made me laugh!

~amy~ said...

haha...I didn't even notice your 'lil friend until I looked again...

I love all the fabbie colors...

Cindy Major said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe that little guy showed up on not only one, but two pictures! That cracked me up!!

I love the long, narrow card format as well. They always end up looking really good, and are a fun departure from the usual sizes.

Your friend is going to be really happy to be getting some fun mail from you :)

Enjoy the rest of your time off!
Cindy

Deanna said...

Such a fun card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE what you did with this sketch!

Julie Marshall said...

What a fabulous way to use those numbers. So creative...TFS.