The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mr. Cardmaker is a Birthday Card Making Guy

My sister, Lisa, has a birthday coming up on the 29th of this month.  Because I value my life, I won't tell you "how many" she's going to be, but she is just 14 months younger than myself, so you can figure it out, pretty much. 

She is a very outgoing, fun girl, with friends and neighbors in and out of her house all the time.  This girl knows how to entertain.  With my reclusive self, it's hard to believe she's my sister.

Anyway, I made her this--

Cute and fun, right?  I think it suits her personality.  I made this card on SU Mostly Mustard card stock, stamped with images from A*muse Studio's "Tini Time" set.  I used Studio G inkpads. 
The circles were cut from scraps of GinaK Designs white, and DCWV green cs with my Fiskars punches, and then inked with some colorbox ink.  I am sorry to say I threw the labels away for several of my colorbox pads, so I can't share the color.  Boo.  Pearls and ribbon from AC Moore (I swear, I LIVE in that dollar bin). 

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of SU Daffodil Delight, and popped it up with foam tape.  The 'tini image is mounted on SU Pumpkin pie. 
I cut it out with my usual technique of leaving a white border around the image.  I like how it gives it more substance, and a little pop, especially when you back it with another color card stock.  I used Colorbox and Studio G ink on the martini, and crayola markers to do the cherry.  I popped it up higher than the sentiment with foam squares.

On the inside, I stamped "Olive you!" from the same set, and under it, I used SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes "Happy Birthday" stamp.  (No photo, sorry.)

I like the cheery colors, and the bubbly feeling from all the circles.
I hope she likes it, too!!

Thanks for dropping by! 
All Best--


  1. This is so cute! I love this card!!! The colors are fantastic!

  2. She's going to love this card, Richard, it's adorable! And how much fun that you are the big brother :) Hope she has a wonderful birthday! With all that drinking you've given her permission to do, she's going to need a DD, big bro!

  3. As a gal who has a martini spilling out her blog siggy... I can tell you with authority that you sister will LOVE this card, Richard! :)

  4. "Olive you" LOL...that's awesome! Happy Birthday to the forever young sissy! :)

  5. I am completely head over heels for this card! It is brilliant! Love the retro feel and of course-the martini theme! LOVE a filthy, dirty olive martini...YUM!

  6. love all the fun elements on this card, so festive and fun, happy birthday fo sho!!

  7. LOVE this card! I have a thing for circles and you nailed the layering and scale of these! Perfect card for your sister!

  8. Love this card. How creative. I am sure your sister loved this card. Thanks for sharing.


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