Creative Bliss

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Birthday Cards

Hello! Thanks for the great comments about Amy’s new ‘doo. I completely agree that it makes her look a bit older and that makes me sniff, sniff, but it looks so cute, I can’t be too sad, right? She’s getting lots of positive feedback about it around here, too, so it’s all good.

Steve recently updated Internet Explorer for the computer I use and I got to wondering if Live Writer would work better than it did before. So, I’m trying to use it for this post. Fingers crossed.

In my last post I said that I was going to be making the birthday cards for the staff at the girls’ school. It took a bit of time for the secretary to get me a list of when the birthdays are(she was super busy with more important stuff), so I started out  needing several to be made in short amount of time. If you know how long it takes me to get one made, this is a little stressful for me! LOL. I decided to use some Cricut cuts I’d made when I got the Florals Embellished cartridge, but never put on cards.

So, here they are:

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The card design on the cards is one I found here. I thought it looked really cool and after a few goof ups in cutting, I finally got the hang of it. The papers on the first two are from DCWV, Autumn Gathering and a little Amber Autumn (from last year). The papers on the next ones are from K & Co, Sweet Nectar.

The last card is a diamond fold. I hadn’t printed off where I found it, so I quick searched Splitcoaststampers for diamond fold card. This is what turned up. Then while scrolling my favorites, I found the inspiration for this card here. The Splitcoast tutorial makes a square card, so I just added the pattern paper rectangles on either size to make it more of a standard rectangle card.

I made the cuts several months ago, so I had to figure out the papers that might best showcase them. I hope they translate well.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a terrific weekend.

Jeanne

6 comments:

Laurel said...

Wow, such beautiful cards! love the color combos!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, these are sooo pretty! I love the bright colors and all the different ones you made. I can't pick a favorite. It is so nice of you to do this.

Sharli said...

What a wonderful idea - and I'm with you, I like to be a step ahead of the game (although this year has been a true exception!).
Hugs!

Alanna said...

What lovely cards and such a nice gesture of you. I love what you do with your cricut. Absolutely fabulous. Enjoy this awesome fall weather we've been having. It's been so nice.

crochetwithtamara said...

Jeanne,

I love everything that you make and I especially love the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing all that you do.

Love,
Tamara

Barb said...

Well look at you! These are gorgeous! I love different and unique folds, you've done an outstanding job. I am sure the recipients were pleased.