Monday, December 29, 2008

December/January Birthday Cards

Couple cards that I made for two co-workers and a friend of my mom's. December/January birthday cards are always fun for me to make and a challenge. I like to make them very different from the Christmas cards that we send out so that the person receiving them knows that I didn't just slap something together that I had lying around ... ya know "left over's from the holidays".

On a dog note, both of my dogs had an feast with 2 boxes of See's candy this afternoon/early evening ... something that they got into while Dave and I were at work. So the post tonight is a little late ... and there was no card making in Mandie's evening, which was really too bad. I was looking forward to starting my Thank You! cards from Christmas (shame on me for being tardy this year.) Sigh ... maybe tomorrow night.
Details on card 1 ...
Stamp is from the Stampin Up (R) "Blooming with Happiness" set heat embossed with JoAnns silver power, then colored with gel pens.
Details on card 2 ...
Inspiration from "Happy Birthday by Dawn McVey" printed in "Cards" magazine "January 2009" volume 4 issue 1.
Scallop punch from Stampin Up (R)
Dragon and Butterfly die cuts from Sizzlits (R)
Happy Birthday phrase from Stampin Up (R) set "Eat Cake" stamped with Dee Grueing Blending Blox Ink "Shades of Turquoise"
MSF : )