Thursday, March 29, 2012

Little Boys Birthday Card

Todays post shows another birthday card, this one for my nephew who is about to turn seven!! Like most kids his age, he loves Angry Birds, so I decided to make him one for his card.

Looks pretty angry to me!

There are many versions of this guy on just about everyones blog, so I looked at some of them, and came up with my version. He is a big bird, as I wanted him to be the focal point of the card without other distractions. Little boys dont want the bows and glitter anyhow.
He is made with punches and nestabilities. I just kinda eyeballed it for size, and made some adjustments along the way. Here is some of what I did.

I cut 2 large circles, one in SU Real Red, and the other in a beige/kraft type of color.

Then put the red one back into the Big Shot, and with the same circle, cut off a portion on the bottom. This can also be done with punches, but your bird wont be as big. I glued the beige and red pieces together.

These are many- but not all - of the punches I used. I took some red scrap, (the piece I cut off the bottom) and cut a heart for his little feathers. I cut the heart all the way on the left of the punch.
The I cut 2 white circles- that is a 1 inch punch, for his eyes.With the little orange punch I cut 2 black circles for his pupils. I also cut 2 black pieces from the Modern Label punch for his eyebrows.

I cut 2 squares from School Bus Yellow (retired) CS. they are about an inch and inch and a half? Cut both of these on the diagonal, and thats how his beak is made.

Here are the 2 Modern Label punched pieces. I had to trim about 1/4 of them off.

I chalked the edges of the red pieces and the yellow beak in their respective colors. You dont want to see a whole lot of color, just a bit of definition.

Here are the 2 I made before they were cards. I think the top one looks a little more angry-LOL!!

I took some blue patterned paper for the sky, and lastly, used a MFT Grass Die and cut out 3 strips of green grass. They are staggered and popped up to look a little more like a "lawn".

The inside of the card has its own strip of green grass. The sentiments are from MFT. Sorry I cut it off a bit. But the card reads, "Its your big day", stamped on an angle, and "Happy Birthday". Both are stamped in "Pacific Point" SU ink.
Many thanks for stopping by to see my version of the famous bird. Hope you liked it. MaryBeth, I hope you dont see this till after Mathews party. HaHa.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Brother In Laws Birthday Card

AsI metioned in the previous post, I am a bit behind, so some posts may be out of order. Here comes one. My Brother In Law John had a birthday the end of February. I kind of struggle with Masculine cards, as I love bows, flowers and ruffles. And pink, and glitter. But having said that~ I think this one came out pretty good.  I was quite pleased at the end result.

The stamp set is a retired Stampin Up set that I really like. Its called "Set Sail" and I think it was first released in 2004? I did not even know about SU then. I purchased this one on Ebay years later.

This is the inside of the card. The row of boats is from the same set. The sentiments on the front and inside the card are from a current SU set called "Perfectly Penned". I love the font they used on this set. There are 4 sentiments in the set.

The papers are from my scrap drawers. There is always some awesome paper in there. That must come from my hoarding tendencies. I love paper and hate to get rid of any. I liked the card so much, I made this one. Almost the same, but the image and background is straight compared to the above version, where its tilted. I used green twine, and Chocolate Chip ink form SU.
Many thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I am falling behind on my blog posting~ so sorry. So I think some of my posts may not end up in the correct order.
for instance, we will start todays with some St. Partricks Day photos. Hope you all enjoyed your day!

Bob and TT always take a picture with green beer every year. She gets a big kick out of that!
And Kody wanted in also~ Dont worry- no pomeranians were harmed in the making of this photo! LOL. He's also showing off his brand new summer haircut. He went to a local "Fur Stylist" and is looking Oh So Handsome!

Next up is a quick card I had to make to send to a cousin far away. (NY really). I went into my scrap drawers, which are my fav places to look for paper lately, and came up with the papers shown. I then started to create my card from there. It was easy peasy and looks so cute and the colors are all about the spring!
The ice cream cone is from the Sweet As Can Be set from PTI.  I used assorted stamp pads , most of them from Stampin Up. The sentiments are from My Favorite Things. I love the big size of the words. So many of my sentiment sets are teeny~ not this one.

Scallop edge courtesy of my SU punch. The little party hat on the envelope is an old Hampton Art stamp that also says happy birthday on it. I colored in the hat with SU markers and purposely did not color in the words, as I did not want them on the front of the envelope. This is the easier way to do it rather than using a stamp pad.
Many thanks for stopping by...