Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Birthday DIL!!!


This is the birthday card I made for my sweet DIL!  (Happy Birthday Keri!)   I like to put lots of color on things, and needed to use up some of my scraps, so I found five pretty colors, cut out the banner strips on my Fiscars paper cutter, placed them all next to each other in my happy birthday embossing folder and embossed them all together!  I cut a black card base and glued the strips on leaving just a bit of a space between each one to help make the embossing stand out a bit more.  The little white shape was something that was in my shapes folder so I decided I would just use it, even though it is white!  I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (black) and glued it on.  On the inside I used a liner that is white with little colored speckles throughout, like that tissue paper you can buy with sparkles on it...you know which one I mean, right?  Right.....? :)   I used a Stampin' Up stamp "From the minute you begin it-Hope your day has fun things in it!" and put that on the inside.  All done!  It was fast and easy and I love the colors!  Hope you like it too!  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

18 comments:

  1. I love it. Thanks for the idea to use multiple strips in the folder!

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    1. Thank you Reba! I can see me making lots of these for various occasions. That will certainly help me use up scraps!

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  2. Love your cards! The black text on your blog with the blue background is really hard for me to read. Of course it may just be my old eyes lol

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    1. Thank you Veronika! The colors will be changing soon. I change it to go with each holiday. Since here in Utah we celebrate the 24th of July also, my red, white and blue stays for the entire month of July.

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  3. Hi Shirley, Found your card via a blogger who was inspired by this pretty card and provided the link. Awesome use of some colorful snippets (scraps) to make a great card. Glad to have found your link, and I've just become your newest follower. Invite you to visit me if you have time. TFS

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  4. brilliant - love it - Lesley x

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  5. I loved your card-- found it on Pinterest. I tried to imitate it but failed.

    http://mybrightbluehouse.blogspot.com/2015/07/i-cant-follow-directions.html

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    1. Thank you! I went to your blog and don't think you failed at all! I love orange and yellow together - they are two of my very favorite colors! And your cards are adorable!

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  6. What make is that wonderful embossing folder please?
    Thank you

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    1. Kiwigirl, this is a Cuttlebug embossing folder by Provo Craft.

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  7. Very clever idea,I have this embossing folder too,I am going to make it tomorrow.Cool idea...Thank you again...

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    1. Thank you Gail! It's a fun way to get rid of scraps!

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  8. Love this card. I will be making this card today. Thank goodness that I brought this folder to Florida with me and did not leave it back in Wisconsin. This is a good birthday card design to have on hand. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I hope your card turned out well! It's a fun card to use for any occasion with different embossing folders!

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  9. What is the brand and name of the happy birthday embossing folder? I love it and have been trying to locate one.

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    1. tame jean, it is a Cuttlebug embossing folder by Provo Craft.

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  10. Hi shirley l love this idea looks great and easy to make and you also sound alot like me great minds think alike.

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