Friday, January 13, 2012

Wonderful Birthday Week


This week has been awesome.  My husband surprised me with a yummy (and huge!) cake.  Evidently the lady at the bakery suggested this as a good size.  hehe  Since his birthday is next week, we’ve decided to make it “our” cake and share it.  Next week I’ll just pull his half from the freezer and we’ll celebrate all over again. 

I thought I’d share the handcrafted birthday cards I received.  One of the reasons I love to get handmade cards is that I get great design ideas from them!  Maybe they will inspire you too. 


This card was made by Karen.  I think she used either her Cricut or paper punches to create the flowers.  I love the added bling from the rhinestone and the shimmer paper. 


Margaret made this card.  I love the way she did the torn paper as a mat and used the red gems to frame the sentiment.  And I think she used her Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure the words were even because they look much straighter than the cards I create!   


Kathy knows that my name, Vanessa, means butterfly, so she chose that as her card theme.  I’m not sure if this was designer paper or a stamp, but it’s lovely and having that little bit of shimmer paper added makes the design pop.


I love the dot embossing folder Robin used on this card.  It looks so cute with the little doggie.  I think the dog image came from a Slice cartridge.  I might just need to get that one!


Phyllis created this card which is especially appropriate for a January birthday.  It has embossed and punched snowflakes and the cute punched bird as it’s focal point.  I love how she made a nest out of all those green punched out pieces. 

1 comment:

  1. Now following! I found you via stampin connection.

    All of these cards are wonderful!