As I've mentioned before, I have a very large extended family with LOTS of aunts, uncles and cousins. Around here, it seems like it's almost always somebody's birthday. I'm sure that some of you can relate to that, right? I try to make a lot of Birthday cards so that I will always have some on hand when parties sneak up on me. I made this one for a cousin, and I plan to make a couple more with these same papers so that I'll have extras.
I used some October Afternoon pattern papers, red seam binding, a kraft card (for the base), an OA journal card and chipboard, and more OA paper to cut my flowers. I inked the edges of the flowers, and added some antique buttons that I picked up at a local antique store. The inside is stamped with a Happy Birthday sentiment, and here is a look at that (including my "retro rubber").
Word Art Wednesdays Challenge #193 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly
Little Scrap Pieces Saturday Linky Party - Linky Party - Happy Birthday. I wasn't quite sure if this week specifically called for a Birthday card, but I made one just in case it was. I always love playing along in this challenge.
Stamp & Create Challenge - Patterns - I used pattern papers to create my patterns
Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Challenge #19 - Inspire Me With Color - I used the lovely colors in this challenge, and as I stated above, my "retro rubber" is a SUPER old Happy Birthday stamp that I used on the inside of my card.
Paper Sweeties Challenge #33 - Red White & Blue. My colors are less traditional than the patriotic version, but still qualifies. I always love to play along at PS when I can.
CropStop Linky Party #6 - Anything Goes - I used baker's twine, ink and washi tape (which are all sold at CropStop). They carry A LOT of great products.
Paper Issues - This is the most AWESOME challenge - "Chip Off The Old Block" - I decided to interpret this challenge by using CHIPboard on the front of my card. I also thought the retro Celebrate card and airmail touches were cute, and reminded me of days gone by (chip off the old block). So....I hope this makes sense to someone other than just me.....LOL. By the way, check out the AWESOME store at Paper Issues!
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