Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy Birthday

I spent tonight watching football, ice skating, and working on a birthday card for my mother in law. She is a leap baby and only gets a "real" birthday once every four years. Despite the date not exisiting on the calendar, I wanted to make her a card that is fun and special. I decided to branch out a bit and try a different type of folding. Since my mother in law is no ordinary lady, she deserves a special card that goes beyond a normal square. I have seen a version of a side step card where the stairs go down the middle. I have always wanted to try it out but never had the guts until tonight! Now, I am still getting into the groove of this blogging thing so my nice camera isn't charged and I didn't think to take photos until I was finished. Despite that I am really happy with how this came out! I loved a layered look and a stair card seems to provide those layers and that extra "umph" I like my cards to have.

I messed around with measurements, scoring and cutting, with multiple pieces and sizes of cardstock until I finally got a base to look like I wanted. I added a darker shade of purple to accent the sides and steps. I embossed  them with a "Happy Birthday" folder in my cuttlebug. I put Washi tape on the front because I felt like I was in purple overload and wanted to balance it out a bit. I added cuts from the Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash and some flowers that I had lying around. I used some very cute brads for the center of the flowers, but I can't for the life of me remember where or when I got them. They were just lying loose in one of my drawers. I then used my spellbinders and a happy birthday stamp to add my greeting. I am really happy with how it all came out!

Hope everyone has a wonderful night! Happy Crafting!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful and fun. A perfect combination.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.



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