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May 08, 2008

happy birthday ...

I needed to make a few birthday cards this month and this is one them!  Some will arrive on time and a couple will be cutting it close.  I hate it when that happens, but it's the thought that counts, right?  *smile* 

This card was totally inspired by banners Linda made for her girls! 

I made my banners with a cool Marvy punch I'd never ever seen before!  The punch actually makes banners (ok, triangles) much larger, but only putting my scraps partially into the punch made for smaller banners.  (Linda gave me a great tip: mark the punch on the underside so you can punch smaller banners the same size each time!) 

Rumor has it that this punch is going away soon.  Which is SO sad.  I hope it's not true.  It's a GREAT punch ... so many ideas for it!  The A Muse shop still had a few when I was there last week.  (Give 'em call or drop them an email to see if they have any left if you're interested.)

The letters spelling out "happy" on the banner and "birthday" on the bottom are from the Birthday Builders set.  Which I absolutely love!  I use the numbers and sentiments for so many things.  Not JUST for birthdays!

I'll admit that putting the banner together was a little fussy, but not THAT bad.  I tied the knot on one end, placed the banners on with glue dots, and knotted the other end once they were all in place. 

Oh yeah ... and it's all done on an inside-out yellow 4-bar kitchen notecard

Notecard, images, ribbon; A Muse.  Ink; Palette Hybrid Black


In other birthday news: Emily came over to work on her daughter's birthday invitations today!  They're too stinkin' cute too ...

Every year she makes the invites and every year I take a pic like this: her with her finished creation.  *smile*  Her daughter will be 4 this year and this is my favorite card so far!  If you want know more about her invites, you can get more details on HER blog.  I finally talked (ok, badgered) her into starting one to share her cute mini albums and cards with, at least, my mom and hers.  *laugh*

By the way ... she cut the circle on the front with the new Martha Stewart circle cutter.  Linda recently added it to her favorite things and I can totally see why.  It made such quick work of cutting the front opening!  Seriously fast!  And there are about a bazillion different size options.  Emily, who is quick to poo-poo any new tool I get, was even impressed.  *laugh*


And speaking of new blogs!  Tami has a new one too: It's All in the Details! Be sure to check it out! 



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Cute card! I love that idea! Now that I just received some of the new A Muse yummy paper, I want to make one of Linda's banners for my daughter's 2nd birthday - they were tooo cute!

I really dig the banner card. I've been wanting to try banner things since seeing Linda's banners, too! And the punch, I think I've seen one around and considered it. May *need* it soon!

Love your card! I had actually been thinking about getting that punch recently! My Michael's doesn't have the clever lever version, so it's good to know A Muse has it!

I'm in love with the banners---what a cute idea for a card! Great job-I want the mystery punch!!

Really cute birthday card!

OMG! I absolutely *LOVE* this card. It's not my birthday, but can you send it to me? LOL!! Seriously this is an awesome card! TFS.

The "Happy Birthday" looks so crisp that I thought it was stickers... very impressive... I like that set... will have to add it to my wish list!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The banners are so fun! And I love the inside out card idea too!

OMG!! When I saw this card I went nuts!!! I *LOVE* it!! So I went straight to Michael's on my way home and BINGO just in time for my monthly girls 'craft night' tonight!!!

WOW!!! This is wonderful!! So cheery, fun and simple!! Gotta get that punch!!! :D


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