Monday, February 24, 2014

Birthday Cards



Hey everyone!  I've been slacking off a bit on the birthday cards for Andrew's kids, but thankfully I just received my recent PTI order which included the Birthday Text Block.

I pulled it out this weekend, along with some older papers, and whipped up a batch of cards.  At the risk of boring you, I'll share all five.  The one above uses vellum to soften some of the layers and the patterned paper is Little Yellow Bicycle.

This next one was colored with a combination of Spectrum Noir markers and Copics.  I literally just used one of each color (six markers total).  The blending could be much subtler if you used shades of color, but I was going for quick and easy.  Must look OK, since Ellie told me this one was her favorite.



Some BG and LYB on this next one.



Cosmo Cricket here.



And more LYB.



These were easy to do, the die really does most of the work for you....the hardest part is getting adhesive on all the little parts to glue it down.

That's all for me today.  I'm pretty wiped from the weekend and it looks like we might actually have to work/go to school all five days this week!









21 comments:

  1. I love seeing all of the different variations. Each one is wonderful and has its own personality! :)

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  2. The rainbow one is my favorite. It's happy!

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  3. Love these...you did a great job making the same die look so unique for each card. Well done!

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  4. These are all so awesome, but I must agree with Ellie-the rainbow one is my favorite too!

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  5. Awesome designs Miriam, love the colors.

    Hugs Diane

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  6. Oh, wow, you used this new die fabulously, Miriam!

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  7. WOW !... They are wonderful !...

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  8. ooo I love them all! So cool how you made each one different. Emma likes rainbow and lots of color too.

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  9. I LOVE them all Miriam! Awesome fabness!!! So cool to see them in different colors.

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  10. So cool! My favorite is the rainbow one as well. TFS

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  11. I love them all!! That is an awesome die!

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  12. I am LOVING all these different looks with the various inks and pattern paper! You rock this diecut! I must check it out! Thanks for enabling ;)

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  13. Miriam, Thanks for commenting on my blog for the tags I made. So nice to have you take the time to write. I have been following you by email for a long time. I love your work.

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  14. Man, you're right...instant 'bam' with that die! Great cards, Miriam!

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  15. Okay this die is genius. I'm always making cards last minute, not sure why I've never thought of creating a Silhouette cut like this. Thanks so much for the idea, and I adore your cards, especially that colourful one :)

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  16. What a pretty set of cards using that coverall die cut! It looks so different in different colors and with patterned papers!

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  17. Awesome gallery for this die! It looks fairly quick to do, and then you kindly reminded me about all the gluing. Yep, that's gonna slow you down a little.

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  18. LOVE how you used this awesome die. You were one of the lucky ones to get it while it was in stock. I missed out. Definitely ordering it when it comes back in. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love all ur takes with this die set :)

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  20. My new die is here and I can't wait to give this a try. What a fabulous collection of amazing birthday cards.

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