Monday, April 21, 2008

Inspired by Ribbon

DS is invited to 3 birthday parties over the next three weekends. It seems that the entire pre-school class is invited to these parties, held at gyms, amusement parks, etc. We believe in simple birthdays, and are feeling the pressure already to plan something bigger this year for him. His birthday is December 25, though, and who has time for a birthday party in the middle of the Christmas holidays? Ah, well, I guess we have some time to think about it still...

Meanwhile, I did have to get my stash in gear for all these birthday parties. Here's one card that I made that I think is a very cute card for a little girl. It could also be given to a little boy. The whole card grew out of the ribbon, which I found in the dollar bin at Michael's. I love the color combination of green, orange and bright blue. The stamps are from MFT, Icing on the Cake. I made the background dp using the stars stamp from this set, inking each star individually with Cat's Eye Chalk Inks. If I ever want to duplicate it, it will be easy, as my stamp is now stained with the colors. The images are colored with prismacolor pencils and blended. I added Cotton Candy Stickles to the cupcake cherry and Yellow Stickles to the flames. The Primas have rhinestones for the centers. The three circles are layers from the Cuttlebug and are popped up for dimension. I used the Fiskars Cloud scissors for the scalloped panel.
I made a list of cards we need to send out in the next month: 7 Mother's Day, 7 Birthday, 1 Graduation, 2 Teacher Appreciation, 2 Administrative Assistant's Day, and 1 Baby card. Yikes!! For most of them, I reached into my stash and chose cards that are ready to mail. Tomorrow I have to make the baby card, and gift card holders for the teachers. Hooray for today's Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast!!

Tonight, I walked almost 6 miles on the treadmill. I'm walking the Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in October, and have started my training. I will have more details on that in a post later this week. Right now, I'm going to get some sleep. DH is once again out of town and it will be a long week. Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

Whimsey said...

Very cute; love the bright colors!!! I hear ya on the b-day parties; we work really hard to keep it really small. We don't do a party every single year and this year, I kept it really small for each child (2 girls; one boy). For the girls, we did M&M parties (Movies & a manicure); too fun!

I cannot imagine doing a b-day party at Christmas time. ?!?

Hugs, Michele

Annapurna said...

You are right my sister. The ribbon is gorgeous. I can't see the blue in the ribbon though. Camera fault.
Love how the card turned out.

Denise... said...

Very cute card! Love the ribbon.

Allison said...

Cute and fun...a perfect birthday creation!

Elisabeth said...

I love that card!! The bright colors are awesome!!

DH's birthday is Dec 27 so it's hard to keep presents for his birthday!

I think it's awesome that you are walking for a great cause!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

So cute! Love the bright colors for this birthday card! Bright is my favorite :)

Hels said...

WOW, stunning ribbon and I love those colours you have used too x