It was finally a bit warmer today, and I took advantage of it to visit a friend in rehab, have lunch with Matt, and get some errands run. Tomorrow I hope to get to my crafting table now that I'm back in business. I did need a couple of birthday cards during the great purge and thought I'd share two of them.
One of my best friends had her birthday soon after we returned from Florida. I wanted to give her a cheerful, springy card to ward off the chill of our January.
I used a combination of stamps and dies on this card. One of my favorite floral sets is WPlus9's "Fresh Florals," and the coordinating dies. The mason jar was stamped on clear cardstock, and fussy cut with a bit of blue stamping behind it for the water. The shadow from folded banner hides that in the photograph. Here's a peek at the inside.
The sentiments in Papertrey's "Stylish Sentiments: Birthday" are among my favorites.
The next card was for one of our male friends. As soon as I get this posted, I'll be making a similar card for another of our friends who has a birthday next week. This one was cased from one of my favorite card makers, Laurie Willison.
This has to be one of the most versatile designs ever. Just changing the patterned paper and cardstock colors would make it work for either gender and any age.
The rest of the supplies I needed for the Stenciled class arrived today. I have the whole day free tomorrow though the gym has really missed me for the last two weeks, but I hope to be back this weekend with some cards inspired by the class.
Cardstock: Select White and Spring Rain (PTI)
Stamps: Fresh Florals (WPlus9), Friendship Jar Fillers Summer (PTI), Stylish Birthday Sentiments (PTI)
Dies: Fresh Florals (WPlus9), Small Folded Banners (Simon Says)
Cardstock: Classic Kraft,Vintage Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper: February 2013 Card Kit (Studio Calico)
Dies: Tag Sale #5 (PTI), Happy (Simon Says)
Brad from stash