For my friend Christina's birthday in June (you may recall her guest blog with a recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes), I made this little number. I started with a pink card base. The Owl and "It's Your Day" are stamped in black ink and cut out. The owl is affixed with pop dots to give the card more depth. I used buttons for balloons (attached with a glue runner), and drew a line with a marker to the owl's hand. The grass at the bottom was cut with zigzag scissors, and then cut vertically and bent forward for some additional texture.
For my friends Katy and Anthony's wine shower, I came up with one of my favourite card designs ever. I wanted to do something wine themed, but I wanted a monochrome effect for elegance. I freehanded a stencil of a wine glass, and cut out all the different shapes separately for some texture. The "love" and bubbles are from a Cricut cartridge (I can't remember offhand which one). The ribbons are attached with a pop dot.
I totally love this card, and I hope they did too!
For my niece Nicole's 5th birthday, she insisted on a Hello Kitty themed party - so I thought I'd make her a card that went along with the theme. The week before, she had also come swimming at my apartment, so when I found this postcard of Hello Kitty in a pool, I thought it was perfect! The postcard came from this set (Hello Kitty Haiku postcards! How cute is that!) which I happened to have stashed away. I used some white with blue/green swirled scrapbook paper as a background... then added the pieces of the swimming pool that were "scraps", with a ribbon in a coordinating colour. I then used the actual Hello Kitty image, and affixed it with pop dots for dimension.
At the top, I used a piece of colourful scrapbook paper and dimensional stickers spelling her name.
Hope everyone here can use these cards as inspiration - leave a comment and let me know what you think, and especially link up if you've created something of your own!