I always enjoy creating a special card for each of my children…a new card, something that I’ve never created for someone else. They look forward to seeing what I create - however they do joke that it’s usually a couple days after their birthday until they can actually keep the card. J
Why is this, you may ask??? I’m often creating the finishing touches on the card right before the gift giving time. We give them their gift…and I include the card, and then ask them, “Could I please have your card back so I can take pictures of it for my blog?”. J
Or course, they are fine with this…but it’s just a different aspect than most birthday cards. LOL!!
Here is Isaac’s 17th birthday card for this year.
This year, I chose to use the Chalk It Up Paper line. I love the neutral colors that seem to coordinate with anything!! J
Take a peek at the designs in this paper collection…
and NOW - take a look at the Chalk It Up coordinating embellishments!!
These foam, adhesive backed shapes are so USEFUL and so FUN to use!!
I used 3 stamp sets in creating this card (the perks of being a consultant! LOL!!)
All THREE of these stamp sets have so many images on that can be used for ALL occasions!!!
Here We Go - the arrow…
All the Details - the plus background
and Perfect Fit- Birthday…the birthday saying
I used the NEW color Flaxen for the stamping of the arrow & the 2nd generation stamping of the plus signs in the background.
I wasn’t sure this new color would be one that I would use often - but with it’s yellow-brownish tones, I find myself pulling it out quite often!!
To add some more details with the stamped arrow…I added some of our (CTMH’s)
-Teal Shimmer Trim
-Black stars (from Scaredy Cat embellishments)
- Chalk It Up foam adhesives
Now - off to your OWN creating space …WAHOO!!!
What will YOU create today??
Blessings to EACH of you!!
Krista Hershberger J