Sunday, October 21, 2012

Birthday Cards

Hi all my crafty friends, I'm here with some birthday cards that I made for my family.  I have one more to make for November and then I will be done with birthday cards until the spring.  And yes I am late with some of these only because we are going to visit them and I wanted to hand deliver.  Or at least that is the plan.  If it doesn't work out then I will place in the mail to them.  I did however talk to them and wish them a happy birthday. lol  Plus if it is on time they know it isn't from me. lol  I just hate to pay the high shipping if we are going to see them and can take it with us.  Anyway back to my cards. 

The first one is for my son who turned 30 this year, I can't believe I have a child that is 30!!!  He is a heavy weight mechanic in the Army so I made him a tool box shaped card.  Nothing fancy, but knew he would like it.  I used Handy Man Cricut cart and for the inside I used Word of Mouth Imagaine Cart.  It says  "Caution, man with tools".  I thought that was cute so placed it on the inside of the card, but didn't take a pic. I also dotted the tools and tool box with Viva pearl pens in cream and black.

The next two cards I made alike, just with different ink and mat papers.  These are for my daughter-in-law and future daughter-in-law.  All my cards have gift cards in them.  So hard to know what to buy when they live far away. Both of these girls love their coffee, so I went with a coffee themed triple time stamping. I used an SU stamp set and like the way these came out. I used the pearl pens on these two cards as well.

My last card is a stamp that I colored in using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I have so much to learn about coloring with these fabulous markers but I am trying and one day maybe I will get this blending thing down. lol  I cut it out with some Nesties and put it on a z fold card.  I also made a little pocket to tuck in the gift card.

For all of my cards I used scraps from my scrap bin, it's nice to be able to use some of my many scraps. lol  Thank you for coming by and as always thanks for the many wonderful comments, they always make my day.  You are all awesome!  Until next time my friends, Happy Craftin'!


Vickie said...

I love the tool box card. It looks complicated, but knowing you like I do, It was simple. You did an excellent job on the coloring on your birthday card.
Great Job my friend..

Jayne said...

Wow Brenda you have been busy and creative! Love the toolbox and how you added rivets with the viva pen.
The coffee cards are so pretty and love the pen pearl accents again.
The colouring on your z fold card is amazing!
Have a good week my friend.
Jayne x

Unknown said...

Brenda ... I Love all your cards. Guy cards can be hard to do, but your tool box is Perfect!! The coloring on your barn card is Wonderful! Like you...I have lots of scraps and really need to use them. You have inspired me. :)

The Queen (Laura) said...

These are wonderful! You did a wonderful job coloring the one with the barn! The tool box looks awesome! The layered cards are great! Your family will love them!
Lots of Hugs,

MaryH said...

All are AMAZ-IN'..hard to know which to start complimenting first. Loved the mechanic card. Great job on that one. On the triple layer...I'm lovin' these cards. Have yet to try one. On the barn scene...well, super well done. You are doing fabulously with your S.Noir pens. Not sure what you're concerned about with the blending. Looks good to me! These z folds are new to me as well. Such variety. Your recipients are going to be in love with them. TFS. Hugs