Monday, September 10, 2012

80th Birthday Card

Sorry I've been MIA for a little while.  The start of the school year has been a little crazy, but I'm finally feeling I'm getting on top of things and having some crafting time again!  

My uncle is turning 80 this Friday, and that definitely calls for a special card!  I made an A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card, with a Fine Linen card base.  My Ripe Avocado layer is 4" x 5 1/2", and the cute ruler letter from Echo Park's This & That:  Charming is cut at 3 3/4" x 5 1/2".

To make my birthday tag, I cut a tag using My Creative Time's Tag Dies and then ran it through the Cuttlebug with Papertrey Ink's Woodgrain Impression Plate.  The numbers are cut at 1 3/4" from the Cricut Nursery Rhymes cartridge.  I first cut them in black and decided I didn't like how it looked, but I ended up using that layer with the Fine Linen layer on top, to give it more dimension.  The fun sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I stamped that onto a ticket shape cut at 1 1/2" from the Art Philosophy cartridge, layered on the coordinating chipboard shape that came with the cartridge.  To top it off, I added a little bit of hemp from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique and a brad from the This & That:  Charming collection.  I thought the old car was the perfect touch!

Now, if you haven't been over to My Creative Time today, you should click on the link below.  Emma and some design team members are showcasing some awesome layouts!

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  1. Great card! Love the paper you chose!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Katie ~ Well your uncle is going to LOVE his card!!! First the paper you know I LOVE! But how you used the number, the tag and that sentiment ( LOVE that sentiment) but the brad ~ OH MY WORD! I have to take a look at those brads again! Everything just flows BEATUIFULLY and PERFECTLY together!!! Happy Birthday to your uncle!!!

  3. Great card. Love the sentiment. Your Uncle will love this card!


  4. katie, I love your card and so is your uncle!!! that impression plate is so pretty, not super strong like the folders!

  5. GREAT looking card!Your uncle will love it:)


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