Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Birthday cards are all caught up!

In addition to all the Christmas cards I was working on, I had three birthdays in December to make cards for.  Obviously they are all late :((

The first was for my grandson, Stephen, who lives in Georgia. I don't get to see him very much at all. Here's his card.

Heartbreaker Edwin with his wings cut off looks so forlorn.  But why?  Just look at all those birthday gifts around his Wishful Chair.

What more could he want?  Could it be that he wants to have a party?

The background paper is from Jo-Ann Fabrics.  It looks like swirls of yummy icing with candy sprinkles all over it.

The "gifts" were cut from another paper from Jo-Ann's and adhered with SU Dimensionals. 

Inside Edwin's house is all decorated with streamers, noise makers and those things that blow out and curl back up (forgot what they 're called).  Appears that there will be some noisy fun shortly. Maybe Edwin hasn't looked inside yet.
 All of the stick-ons were from Basic Grey's Cupcake collection pack. I sure hope Edwin goes inside soon and cheers up when he sees the house ready for his big party!

 The next card is for my granddaughter Paula, who lives in Colorado. I wonder how much snow she has now!?!
The background paper is from DCWV The Sweet Stack.  Tilda's girlfriends are getting together to help her celebrate her birthday.

The corner frame was cut with a Cuttlebug die.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Hooked on Crafts, and Jo-Ann Fabrics.  The ribbon is from my stash.
The images are all colored with Copics.

 Here is the party underway with Tilda's friends all gathered to celebrate with her.

 Just look at that cake and all those gifts!  What a lucky girl she is!

I really like making the easel cards, but haven't done many lately.
 The sentiment panel is cut with a new die - MB Lace Circle purchased from Magnolia-licious.

 The last birthday card is for Jodie, our former Adopt-A-Teen.  She has matured so much this past year.  She had little Sean in October and is a fantastic mom to him.
And at the same time she is going to college and works. 

Here is her birthday card.

I used papers from Basic Grey's Two Scoops paper pad.  The solid papers are from Stampin' Up! - Blushing Bride and ??? The background papers were layered and stitched.  The pearl swirls were from Prima - Say It In Pearls.
The ovals were cut with Nestabilities Petite Ovals dies, layered and stitched together.
The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.

The top inside has a butterfly charm hanging from the bow - ribbon from my stash.  The charm is Magnolia I think.

These papers are from Two Scoops.

The oval sentiment panel was cut with Nesties Oval dies.
I found a long string of pearls in my stash.  They were perfect for outlining the oval.
The rose buds were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your day with me.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about the birthday cards.



cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, these cards so sweet Kathy. Some gorgeous, some cheerful. Great DP picks too on these projects :o)

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful cards, great job.
Hugs Renate

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Kathy, nicely done!
Hugs Julie P

Paper Tails said...

Such great cards! The details are awesome. I love Edwin sitting in that chair.


Christina C. said...

My goodness, you've been busy, Kathy!
Your cards are all lovely. I'm sure the recipients will love this special birthday mail!!!!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! You have been busy! These are great!

Rene said...

These are fabulous! Your coloring looks AMAZING!!!!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome work Kathy! Each card is so beautifully done, and your embellies are gorgeous! Love the dp's, especially the third so pretty! Hugs...Barb

Jenée said...

Extremely lovely cards, Kathy. Each one is so different and pretty. Like the background you used for Edwin; The easel (for granddaughter) is so darn charming. Does the 3rd Tilda pop-up from inside? Last card is wonderful in all its details. Fabulous!!

Regina said...

WOW Kathy!!! Your cards are awesome!!! I love every single detail and your coloring is amazing!!

Sharon said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful Kathy. Wow!