Birthday Card for Niece Amanda

Close-up of flower embellishment

For Amanda’s birthday I wanted to make a card that reflected her fun spirit. She’s not much of a pink girly type. Her favorite Disney character is Tigger and I thought of him when I saw the orange flowers.

Inside of Amanda's Card

I also remembered how much she loved a trip to Hawaii she took after she graduated high school so I wanted a slightly tropical feel.

Happy Happy Birthday Amanda!

I traced the letters on the envelope and filled them in with tombow pens.

Happy Happy Birthday to Amanda! We’re so proud of her!

Make A Card Monday – My Take – Birthday Card

One of the many crafty things I like to do is make cards. DH jokes that they are “5 hour” cards because it takes me so long to make one. Much of the time is spent on getting ideas and finding the “right” papers and stamps in my mess. I’ve decided to make a few cards ahead of time to explore different ideas.

Birthday card

Many of the cards I see on the net are lovely, but a little frilly for our brood. So this is my take on a Werner Design card.

I had all the items on hand, including the Japanese tape (Daiso) and Compass (A Stamp in the Hand).
Below is the “How To” video from Werner Designs. I love that stamping thingy she has – makes it super easy to position the stamps. It’s on my wish list now.

My favorite time of year is here! Halloween Links


Halloween Category over at Make/Craft Magazine

Martha Stewart: October Good Things | Halloween Decorating Ideas

Not Martha’s always great Halloween Projects | The zombie cheese head thing is seriously scary.

Holidash collection of Halloween Crafts

Family Fun Magazine (Disney) has a Halloween Section: Mickey Mummy Cupcakes!