Monday, December 29, 2008

Some Birthday Cards

After making the birthday card for my niece the other day I decided to spend some time making some cards to store in my card box for those occasions when you need a quick card but don't have time to make one - I know you all know what I mean!!!!

This first card was inspired by one I saw on the lovely Kellie Winnell's site - I've linked it here. I really like the idea of stamping a background to make your own DP - and I used the Priceless set to do this one, just like Kellie! I also embossed the background in my Cuttlebug after stamping. The sentiment was from the For a Friend set. I stamped the background using Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace and Rose Red. The card base is Pink Passion.

The second card came about because I received a Christmas gift wrapped in this beautiful teal and white ribbon - it was too gorgeous not to re-use! I used the flower from Eastern Blooms and stamped it in River Rock and Taken with Teal. The branch was stamped in Taken with Teal. I stamped the scalloped square using the birthday sentiment from Fun and Fast Notes. A couple of embossed strips in whisper White and Tempting Turquoise and some Rhinestones and it all came together. My daughter actually preferred this card to the pop-up one I made for my niece - so we are sending this one off to England instead.


Ramona Michaluk said...

Debbie, this card is gorgeous - love the way you've tied everything together using Teal & White and the ribbon is beautiful. Love it!

Debbie M said...

Both these cards are beautiful! I always plan to get some ready but never do!! It's a great idea.

Debbie M

Mandy Schiller said...

Debbie, These are beautiful cards. I always intend to have some spares as well but never seem to. Happy New Year!


Kellie said...

I love the cards Debbie. I especially love the second one and agree with Ramona the Teal and White is just stunning together might have to case that one from you, if you don't mind ;) xx

Leonie said...

I have to say Debbie, I love your work! I have added you too, to my blog list, thanks for your comments, you made my Sunday morning!

Stamp and Smile said...

Debbie... such great EYE CANDY! I love your birthday cards and the colors are fabulous. The flower center in the 2nd card is DIVINE!! Smiles.. :)