Saturday, January 22, 2011

A trio of birthday or love cards

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I had a super productive couple of evenings spurred on by an absolutely incredible sale at Bugaboo. Ending TODAY (Jan 22) Bugaboo has all their stamps on for 60% off. I went quite crazy and bought myself a whole bunch of new images including the three I have used here.

I kept all three of these cards simple so that the images would really stand out (and even if I do say so myself, I think my colouring is extra good on these!). I'm going to donate all of these cards to Cards for Kids so I wanted them to be usable for all types of occasions although they are each quite clearly most suitable for Valentine's Day or a bithday.

I used some red foil paper that I saved from a box of chocolates (I love repurposing) to matte the image and create the band along the bottom of the card. I also used a square of the foil and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder. I went back & forth on whether I should touch-up the embossing where white from the back of the paper came through but I decided to leave it as is to match the worn look of the boy's coat & boots.

This next card is definitely for a birthday. I used two embossing folders (notebook from Tim Holtz, "Happy Birthday" from Cuttlebug) to create the background. I used the sketch from Cards & Things.

This is my favourite of of the cards - I'm quite pleased with how tasty the cupcake ended up looking. Kind of a light chocolate with caramel! The sketch for this card is from Moving Along with the Times.

All Sorts - for a boy/male
Challenge Up Your Life - clean & simple
Copic Creations - use something new (the digis)
Simon Says Stamps - BINGO (I chose die cut, embossing, ribbon
Stampin' Royalty - anything with wings
My Time to Craft - spots & dots
Cards & Things - SKETCH
Aly's Sunday Challenge - things with wings


  1. Super cute cards! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Looove your dotty card Shelley - the image is great and the colours perfect !! Thanks for sharing your work with us at MTTCC this week x

  3. These are all great cards! Wow you have been busy!!! Love the images and your colouring is FAB!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

  4. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

  5. Great cards ! Thanks for playing along with C&T !

  6. Great cards, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  7. Super cute cards - those guys are great! Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

  8. three fabulous cards, the first one is my favourite one though :o) fab images

    thanks so much for entering my male inspired challenge at Allsorts this week. Good luck in the prize draw


    Amanda xx

  9. All three creations are awesome! Thanks so much for joining in on our Birthday challenge over at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

  10. Great samples! Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

  11. I love Bugaboo and saw that great sale! You did well girl! Love your cards and glad u joined us at Copic Cretions!