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Monday, July 2, 2012

More Summer Birthdays

I am really NOT a summer person.  I like the colors, and the sunshine and the long days, and all the flowers.  I DO NOT like the HEAT.  Re my last post about Michigan summers....yeah.....Not with this horrific heat wave we're having!  Lawdy, can we get us some SEPTEMBER already??


My nephew/godson Jared had his birthday, and I made him this card--

I was kind of digging this design, because the image happens at the bottom third of the card.  I don't think I find that happening most of the time. 

This card started with a base of SU card stock, with some layers of cut and punched MME Fine and Dandy Boy DP.  I did some detail with yellow and white twine from We R Memory Keepers.

I stamped Jenny Bowlin Studios seal stamp in two colors to create a sun on some SU daffodil delight cs, and circle cut it with a spellbinders die and my Cuttlebug. 

I die cut some clouds with my A*muse studio clouds duo die and sponged them with Memento cantalope ink to make them look like a sunrise, then popped them up with some foam tape.  That little kiss of aqua behind the sun is a circle sticker from Paper Source.

The truck is SU's Loads of Love set, and the dude and presents are from the Loads of Love extender set.  I hand drew the little swirls that look like exhaust/movement.  I stamped the truck both on the card stock and a piece of DP, then cut out the DP one and pieced it on top of the stamped image.  I used copics to color things in.  I mounted the whole thing on some random gray cs, and mounted it up with foam tape.

The inside looked like this--

Here I used sentiments from SU, both from the Loads of Love set (duh), and from Happiest Birthday Wishes (double duh)..
I repeated the use of that seal stamp to make my sun, and I used a piece of smashbook tape to help attach the blue banner piece.
I hand drew a border around the yellow cs with a superfine tipped marker.  I like how it personalizes it a little.

So-  That's my birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay out of the heat, for heaven's sake.

All Best-


  1. Holy cute! Love this! The colors are fabulous!

  2. Richard! It's great to have you back. :) I hear you about the heat...I'll take cold over heat ANY day of the week! This card is A+ for sure! I love the bright colors and it's perfect for a boy's birthday card... well done! :)

  3. Oh that is so stinkin' cuuute!!! I love the sunshine and the clouds!!! And ohhh seriously! The heat just sucks swampwater!!! We are desperate out here for any kind of cooling and precip! I can't wait for winter! LOL

  4. I just want to bury myself and in a air conditioned room and come out when fall arrives! Sure the sun is nice n' all, but that's what lamps are for too. :) It's blistering hot and my yard is looking like a sahara sandbox...ICK! Buuuut, all that aside, I love living vicariously through gentle summer day cards that are so creatively designed. I do like the focal point at the bottom and the hand drawing around the inside. Super personal touches on yet another fab birthday card.
    OHHH and thank you for your great comments on my blog. Several people commented and texted that they love your remarks. :)

  5. Hi Richard , wow ....Jared's card is delightful. What a super image and fabulous papers and those clouds are just great !! , the inside is as fabulous as the outside too .
    Well done Elaine


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