Sunday, February 10, 2013

Seize the Birthday #5

I'm trying to keep up with these birthday challenges! It's a great idea for a challenge blog because I know I always need birthday cards. And, I'm not good at using my time to make them. (I'm not sure why - just goes with all the other things I do that don't always make the most sense! Like eat junk, then cry about it later. Get lazy around the house, then get mad at the mess. You get the picture, I'm sure.)

I had fun with this one because I finally broke loose and used some Christmas gift cards at the local scrapbooking supply store! I'm so "thrifty" I'll even hoard my gift cards and barely buy anything with them! Ha ha! I decided enough of that - break loose and have some fun.

So, one big bag of paper (I didn't need, but wanted!) and a couple of stamps (I always need more stamps!) later, I was playing in my room and broke out the STB sketch.

Here is my card using papers from My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline collection) and a new Technique Tuesday stamp that I couldn't resist. I've got a girlfriend who will LOVE it. I may not even be able to wait til her birthday to make her a card with it!

I also added the Seam Binding Ribbon, Smoothie colored button, and Natural colored Hemp from CTMH -- the perfect finishing touch. (My projects aren't complete until I have ribbon or twine somewhere on them.)

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  1. I love this!!! Perfect papers - really like the old wood fence paper and that sentiment is fabulous!!! Great way to do the button and twine too. Outstanding card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. oh, how i wish this were true! super cute!

  3. Hi Mandy. What a great blog you have. So happy I found it. You have some beautiful cards on here. And I love your dry humour and the way you write.. So fun!
    I added myself as a follower to your blog and I can't wait to see what you come up next :)

    Here is a link to my blog, you're welcome to take a peek at it.

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  4. Spotted you on STB! I LOVE that card!!!!!!!... makes me wish I was 29! I am a new follower ;)

    ps. I love Rob Thomas too! Seen him in concert in 2009. He's amaizing. xo

  5. haha..I love that sentiment. Your papers are amazing and the button and bow are the perfect finishing touch. So glad you joined us this week at Seize the Birthday.

  6. Fantastic sentiment and papers! Your friend will love it! I hoard my GC's too!


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