Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blow Out The Candles!

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Good morning! Today is our son-in-law's birthday! Woo-Hoo! I wanted to show you the Matchbook Birthday Card I made for him.


Matchbook Card Details:
  • Cardstock base cut @ 4 1/4" x 11
  • Scored @ 4 3/4" and 10"
  • Front:
    • Checkered strip cut @ 4" x 3/4"
    • Brads from Recollections Brown assortment pack 
    • Bottom of card slips under top sleeve to keep it closed, but opens easily
    • Checkered mat cut @ 4" x 4"
    • Blue mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Kraft mat cut @ 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"
    • "Make A Wish" for "Blow out the candles!" stamp
    • "For the Birds" for "A little Birdie told me it's your Birthday!" stamp
    • Both inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
    • Weather Vane p. 71 cut @ 3 3/4"
    • Wooden gemstone added from Hobby Lobby
  • Fuzzy string is American Crafts Premium Ribbon
  • Tiny black rhinestone added for chicken eye from Recollections
    • Red mat cut @ 4" x 4"
    • Blue mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Kraft mat cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
    • "Make A Wish" for "Happy Birthday" and "Eat Cake" stamps
    • Both inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
Thanks for stopping by today! If it's your birthday, well, then, Happy Birthday! If it's not your birthday, Happy Un-Birthday!

I'll be posting about a Give Away on Wednesday! All you have to do is leave a comment on THAT post answering the question in that post and have a USA mailing address. I'll post the winner to the WINNERS Page Tab on Friday. Be sure to come back and enter a comment for a chance to win!
 :) Janis


Amusing Challenges - 2E, No Digi - Birthday  (Sun)
Here Come the Boys - 2W, 3E, cards only, must be masculine - (1st week) BINGO*(ends 1st Feb)  (Sun)
(Blue, Die Cut, Pattern Paper)
ABC Challenges - W, cards only, E3, C10 -  Birthday Card (Mon)
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - More than One fold (M0n)
Use Your Stuff - JFF - birthday (Mon)
Moving Along With The Times - 3E - Happy Birthday (Thurs)
Sarah Hurley Challenges - M, C10 - #76 - Celebrate (January) (Thurs)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 3E, 2W - For the Birds (Fri)
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, SIO - Week 2, Celebrations (Fri)


  1. Cute...love the matchbook!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Love this large sized matchbook... what a great idea for a guy card too! Thanks for sharing how you did it too! Kathi

  3. Cute matchbook card! Happy Birthday to your son in law~
    Sherrie K

  4. You are the best. I just want you to know you make my day with all your cards, etc, Thanks..... Hugs;-) Carol

  5. It's a great card!!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  6. You are the best. I just want you to know you make my day with all your cards, etc, Thanks..... Hugs;-) Carol

  7. thanks for the UN-birthday wishes!! I would have never thought of a matchbook card!!! great idea

  8. Oh, CUTE! I'd never have thought to turn a matchbook upside down and make a card out of it! I've always used them right side up with paper inside for a note pad. Great thinking out of the box, Janis!


  9. I love this!! The little weather vane is adorable and I love the matchbook style! Great card my friend!

  10. Great card; have never seen matchbook style. Is it intended to put photos inside?

  11. What an adorable weather vane birthday card. Love it! Such fun!!!

    Thank you for participating in the Birthday Challenge at ABC Challenges this week!

  12. fab card thanks for sharing with us at chocolate coffee and cards good luck with the challenge Tracy xx

  13. Very cool matchbook card! Love the weather vane. Thanks for taking the challenge with us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

  14. Brilliant card super fun! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

  15. I've always loved weathervanes! Cute card. :) Perfect birthday card for my Amusing Challenges this week. Thanks for playing along!

  16. Fab creation - love your image too. Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge. Jxx

  17. What a pretty card! I stumbled in ABC card challenge and saw this beautiful card. This can surely make a wonderful birthday greetings. I love it! Thanks for sharing.