Monday, May 23, 2022

Birthday Cards...Warning Picture Heavy

Hello my crafty friends, May is flying by already! At this rate, summer will be over before we know it. It already goes by way to fast. Our weather is still all over the place. Over the weekend, we were in the 90's and now.....back to the 60's. Lots of rain as well. You'd think it was April, not May. Mother Nature is so confused. lol Anyway, I hope you are having nice weather where you are at. 

I have some birthday cards to share. Been making some to add to the stash as it was getting low. I also wanted to play with the sliced circles that everyone is layering and adding to their cards, just for something different. I'm not sure what this design is called, concentric circles maybe?? Some I put sentiments on the outside and some I'm still thinking about whether I want an outside sentiment or just the inside sentiments. And I had another sympathy card go out...again.

Still trying to use up the cute papers I printed a few years ago! I am almost through them all.

This begins these halved circle cards. I didn't do this one the right way, but didn't want to waste the circles, so used them anyway. Still gives a cute look I thought. So you will see a few not done in the right way...if there is a right way.

I think I got the circles half way right with this one. lol 

This one I think I got these circles right...well almost anyway. It looks like they aren't aligned right, but in real life they aren't off this much! 

                                                                    Half right 

Again, half right with these circle, but till think it makes a cute card.

Last one done in this style. It is navy blue and gray. Made it for a guy who does Civil re-enacting. Even though he is "for" the North side, I used both the south and north colors. Kept it very simple since it was a masculine card. Hard to tell, but I did emboss the background with a subtle SU embossing folder.

                             Not crazy over this one, but it isn't real bad either. 

Lastly, my sympathy card. The people this card went to were very outdoorsy people, so thus why this design. I was pleased with how this one came out. 

           And the inside. I had cut a strip off my panel and used it on the inside of the card. 

Gosh, if you stuck with me this long.....a huge thank you!!!! As always, I thank you for taking the time out of your busy day and visiting a spell with me. I know everyone is super busy, nice weather makes one want to be outside and of course doing outside work. I'd rather be mowing that shoveling snow! Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and put pep in my step. If I haven't been by to see you, I hope to be soon! I had a fall from air freshener fall out on the floor, made my feet come out from under me, landing flat on my back. Been healing for over a week now and I am making progress thankfully. So again, I will be around, not sure I will catch up on every post you might have, but will do my best. This is the first time I've been able to have  my laptop in my lap and able to sit up and not in a reclined position. I am getting there slowly but surely! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Circle Dies-Spellbinders Nestiblities
My Creative Time - small butterflies, bee's and little flowers, squares dies
Not sure who makes the flower frames, if you know, let me know
Technique Tuesdays - for the side profile butterfly I think, not sure about the other butterfly but the "happy and birthday" went with that set as well
Simon Says Stamps - for the birthday greetings, it was a freebie set I think and has all birthday greetings in different fonts
Inkadinkado for the wild flower silhouette
Distress and Distress Oxide inks
AliExpress for the Sympathy stamp set
sequins and gems from my stash
SU white embossing powder
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Blending Brushes from Amazon