Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday!

 the paper is actually Storyteller's Club All About Dad, but since it's red, white, and blue it goes well with the cupcake :) I won the cupcake digi from Fresh Brewed Designs (  and I colored it with American Crafts Basic Red & Candy Shoppe Blue pens and accented it with my Gelly Roll Clear Star pen and added some blue bling from my stash! I also drew stars on the liner with my American Crafts Basic Red pen. The "Happy Birthday to You!" banner is Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 Paper Pad. The twine is from Heather Lynn when I won something from a blog hop from her.
 The paper is double sided so I decided to not add anything to the back side for the inside spread. The printed sparkles banner is today's freebie from PPbN Designs ( The tag on the opposite side comes with the paper kit and the ribbon is Bobbin Ribbon. I'll wait until closer to July 4th to write on the tag. I'm giving it to my sister and, yes, she's a 4th of July baby! She's just 2 years younger than me.
I have decided to use this stamp "I'm a Crafty Girl" as my card signature. I got too much ink on the stamp so I decided to write the year, 2013, on the line. It's also from Fresh Brewed Designs that I won from a blog hop and I have the entire Crafty Girl set that I will use eventually! This is the first card I have used baker's twine on so it's going to take time for me to get used to it! I had to punch a hole in the fold of the card to wrap it around. That's why you see it on the inside as well! I stuck with the red, white, and blue theme on the twine as well! This is my first project without any stickers! I love using them sometimes too much! I want to try to get into stamping more and that's going to take practice! Stamping is messy, but that's part of crafting! TFL and have a great Father's Day weekend! :)


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a super fun card and post! I loved reading this and learning a little more about you. Funny how people are so different when it comes to crafting and card making. I have NEVER been good at using stickers on my cards, lol. I always make mine look like a mess ;) hehehe!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs. Your card is really pretty - inside and out!
Have a great weekend,

Amanda said...

Thanks, Heather! I have used stickers so much in my scrappin/card making that I'm tired of them & ready to try stamps! I probably won't completely get rid of them, but that is my goal! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just stopping by to say hello! Love your card and I am just horrible at using stickers- I buy them...rather collect them....! I tried digi stamps for a while too- just a plain ole stamping gal- and loved to try new techniques! Bless you!

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Amanda said...

Thanks! I'll check out your blog later, Celia! :)