Saturday, October 3, 2009

{Hannah's Birthday Card}

Happy World Cardmaking Day! This post will be short, because I am heading out to make cards with some of my friends! We have a grand idea to finish our Christmas cards today, and we just may do it! We are meeting all day long with the hopes of finishing our Christmas cards so we can have one less thing to do on our crazy list! I hope you are making some cards today, too!!

Here's the card I made for Hannah's birthday---I didn't have much time, so I used Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. There's still time for you to do it, too---I think you have until Monday night! I love these colors together, but really struggled with the layout of this card. When I finally found something that worked, I put it together and then stamped the sentiment directly on the card in Dark Chocolate----I messed it up....what to do with a card that is finished, but not presentable? (Lesson ONE---don't glue it down until the stamping is done---I know this lesson, but I'm forgetful!) I would have just made the card over---but I really didn't have time, so I did the next best thing---covered up the mess by stamping the sentiment on the red paper and then adding some embellishment to it. I tried several different things, but this is what I finally came up with. I'm not crazy about it, but I didn't have time to trash it and start over. AND, Hannah liked it---so, does it really matter that it's not my favorite? NO---Lesson TWO---the card is for someone else who will just appreciate being remembered---don't stress over it being perfect! OK---done with that! I need to go get ready for the fun day! Enjoy your day--whatever you are doing!

Hannah's Birthday Card~ Stamps:
Bird Watching, Bird Watching Additions Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (PTI) Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream Accessories/Tools: Edger Punch (ek success), Aqua Mist twill, Vintage buttons in Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, White, & Aqua Mist (PTI), Dimensionals (SU!)

Oh yeah, I stamped the envelope, too! :)


DottyJo said...

Sweet card, love that little bird - Dawn's colours rock don't they! Jo x

Rhynah said...

What a beautiful card! :)

Happy World Card Making Day and greetings from Finland!

Alicia said...

Love the cute little birdie!!!

Sue Lelli said...

What's not to love! Pretty bird!

Taheerah said...

I love this, it's so cute and pretty! Great button accents and that bird is gorgeous stamped in Pure Poppy!

Terri E. said...

This card is all kinds of fabulous! All of the elements are balanced perfectly. Hope you got your Christmas cards done. Way to rock Dawn's color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.