Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Birthday Cards

Yesterday the youngest child of one of my best friends celebrated his birthday. The card I made him is completely inspired by this card from Nichole Heady. I couldn't copy the strip of stamped numbers since I don't own the stamps. So guess what I ordered this morning along with some of the new release products? Yes....the Alpha-blocks stamp set. I could no longer resist this set.



Supplies: All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White | Patterned paper: 2009 Bitty Dot Basics | Clear stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Boy Basics: Simple Circles, Fly Away | Ink: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Versafine (Onyx Black), ColorBox (Moss Green) | Tools: Fly Away Die, sewing machine | Other: foamtape


The second card is another clean & simple design. This one is for a friend who celebrated her 40th birthday last weekend. I was determined to use the pink/red color combo, but it was quite a struggle to put this card together. I simply couldn't put it all together like I had in mind. The small flourish I stamped on each scallop doesn't really match with the other modern stamps and shapes, but there was no time to change it.



Supplies: All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White | Patterned paper: By the Numbers | Clear stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Big Birthday Wishes, Mat Stack 2 Collection | Ink: Fresh Snow, Versafine (Onyx Black) | Ribbon: Hibiscus Burst | Tools: Mat Stack 4 Die, By the Numbers Collection | Other: foamtape


Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

16 comments:

  1. Ha Ingrid,

    Het zijn weer twee leuke kaarten geworden. Het mag soms ook best een beetje lastig zijn toch? Dan blijf je uitdagingen houden!

    Groetjes,

    Nadine

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  2. ik vind ze beide super leuk : )

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  3. Your cards are always so perfect :-) I love them!!

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  4. Great cards - I tink that flourish is fun and girly for the scallops ;)
    Rx

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  5. De jongenskaart is superschattig! De zelf gestempelde achtergrond is prachtig! En de andere kaart vind ik ook superleuk geworden. Ik vind de barok-stempel eigenlijk juist wel leuk; hij doorbreekt het strakke zo mooi!

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  6. Ze zijn weer prachtig Ingrid.
    Heerlijk rose die ene.

    Gr. Anita

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  7. Hi Ingrid! Love all the cards you have created recently! I especially love that ribbon flower you posted down below a bit! Hope you are doing well!

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  8. The pink card is beautiful and elegant at the same time, love the fly away one too!

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the colors on that first card.

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  10. Fantastic cards, Ingrid! My fav is the first one. Love the circles on the background.

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  11. Super fun cards ....... love them both ~~

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  12. Twee hele mooie kaartjes Ingrid! En ik kan me voorstellen dat je weer wat besteld hebt bij Papertrey, het een is nog mooier als het ander.

    Groetjes, Karin

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  13. ik vind ze beide erg gaaf! het vliegtuigje is superleuk!

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  14. Congratulations on your son. Beautiful cards you have made. I especially love the pink, it all looks great together

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  15. Wat een mooie kaarten.

    gr.Helga

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  16. Such great cards! Love how colourful they are. The alpha-blocks has been nagging at me too lately. :) I love the borders/layers on the second card and how you stamped an image into the scallops.

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