Friday, December 30, 2016

Quick Florence Birthday Card

I love giving cards and writing personal messages to let people know how much I care. November and December decimated my card supply so as the weather turns colder I plan to start rebuilding my "stash" before January birthdays and anniversaries decimate it again!

I was inspired by the Cut It Up Challenge that is so perfect for the old and new years- Out with the Old and In with the New. I REALLY need to use up some old supplies!

OLD:  This week I enjoyed getting some great half-price buys at the CTMH Boxing Day Sale. I noticed they were still selling Florence Sequins and Complements at half price one day and I had to re-order. It inspired me to get out my leftover scraps of Florence papers, complements, and sequins from last year. I loved the copper foiled chipboard diecuts and sequins which I used to make two identical birthday cards:

The black "Happy" is a "Happy Easter" Cricut cut from the newest CTMH Flower Market Cartridge. I love using acrylic stamps. I can bend them a little to match the curve of my design. The stamp here is ten years old (C1257 Happy Birthday from 2007 )!

NEW: My Spellbinders die cut the curvy scalloped edge. The glittery blue ribbon is also brand new from Michaels and added the finishing touch to emphasize a birthday is something to CELEBRATE!

Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #331 - anything goes
Cut It Up Challenge #112 - Out with the old, in with the new
DL Art Thankful Thursday #195 - anything goes
Southern Girls #150 - anything goes


Lisa Lara said...

Your card makes me happy Vickie. I just love how you used that border die with the beautiful paper.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I know what it's like to have a favorite, gorgeous paper from CTMH. I used to be a consultant years ago and am still hoarding a page or two of my favorites!

Your card is beautiful! I love the soft colors and the way your text curves like the scalloped patterned paper. Thanks for joining us for our Out With the Old, In With the New challenge at Cut it Up, and Happy New Year! Enjoy using your new supplies.


2craftykaties said...

I like your card. The glitter ribbon, the use of cut out words and stamped words. I love being able to bend my words if I need. Thank you for joining us for our Cut It Up Challenge #112, Out with the Old and In with the New. Happy New Year!


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Happy New Year! Hope you've had a good Christmas break and fab New Year. Love your stylish card. Gorgeous. Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' final challenge of 2016 at Southern Girls. Love what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Lori said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week - Happy New Year! xoxo