Here's another card for today. Scroll down to see an earlier post for a card with flowers and an alligator (such an adorable image!).
Again with this card, I used a card base from a box of all occasion cards. This particular card was a birthday card. It's a little oversized... so glad I have the perfectly sized envelope to go with it from the box!
I left the sentiment inside unchanged, so even though the outside says, "I Miss You," the inside still says, "especially on this day... Happy Birthday!"
I covered the outside of this original birthday card with patterned paper and followed this sketch from Delightful Sketches, Sketch #1 (the challenge is now over, but the sketch is still a good layout!).
I'm not sure if you would call me a good recycle-r or just a pack rat, but the ribbon I used is from an old flower arrangement my mother made me one fall. The flowers have long since moved on to another dimension, but I have had this ribbon laying around for ages.
The image is from a search on Google for free color book pages. The paper is from my new stack from Walmart, All Occasions. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch tiny holes for the K&Company brads I attached. Yes, one brad tends to dip down a little... and yes, the Crop-A-Dile does have a setting to make sure all your holes are perfectly lined up, but hey, every craft I ever do has some of my whacky personality rubbed off on it. I quit trying to get everything perfect a long time ago. The secret is to call whatever you've done "ART". That gives you free license to goof up and everyone else thinks it's just how you created it. :) LOL
I wonder how many more creations I'll get to do today before I have to go help hang drywall? Hmmmm.... I must say, making these 2 cards this morning has really given me a boost... sort of like a sugar high. I love playing in my crafts!