Saturday, March 5, 2011

Birthday Cards

I needed a birthday card for my nephew so I made one from the CARS cartridge since my nephew loves cars so much (my family is in the transmission business so we have grown up around cars). Then late last night my sister tells me she needs to get a card. So I say "I will make one for you" so I was up until 4:30 a.m. making one for her, and I like the one I made for her better than the one I made for me. lol

A2 size card
striped paper is from Oriental Trading
Martha Stewart (dot bumpy sticker)
Cars cartridge 2.75"
The car is popped out using foam squares from Oriental Trading
Birthday Ribbon is MS
I used sparkly pens for the wheel rims, parking lights & side of car
Brads for the eyes

Entered in the abcdtchallenge

I originally cut this card for the Motions & Folds Hop but wasn't sure how to decorate it, so I put it away. Then last night when I was trying to decide on a card to make for my sister to give to our nephew, as I was looking through all my cartridges for the perfect design, then it hit me I knew exactly what I wanted to do. And this is what I came up with.

A2 size stair card
Sweet Treats cartridge
Birthday Wishes stamp- Papertrey Ink set - Mega Mixed Messages Vol.3 #10
The #'s (1 and 3) are cut at 4", I-rock for the bling and glitter glue for the flame
the little blingy things said they were for ironing on clothes but I thought I would try them with
the I-rock- they worked just fine.
The hat and "make a wish" were cut at 2" and the noise maker was cut at 1.75",
I used a glitter pen on the curly q's.
All of the items are popped out using foam squares from Oriental Trading

This was a lot of fun to make once I decided how to decorate it. lol


  1. Cute cards. I didn't know you could get paper from Oriental Trading. I used to order stuff from them all the time. I'll have to check that out-thanks for the info.

  2. Very cute cards!


  3. Hi Elaine, love the step card--very nice! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I must have changed the background 1,000 times! I knew I wanted to display a header with my blog name and mouse picture, but I also found that the backgrounds were very limiting to the width of my blog, and I wanted to keep my 3 columns. Hopefully I won't change it again for a while! lol! Good luck with yours!--Pat N.

  4. Hi, Elaine! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love both of your cards and that Oriental Trading Co. paper is pretty cute! I was wondering if their crafting supplies were any good but I have been afraid to order any from them to find out. I don't know if you saw it when you were there but I made a card for my grandson from the Cars cartridge. I love those images for boys! I just became your newest follower.


  5. Fantastic cards! I love how you used the bling to make the stoplight colors!

    Snoopy :D

  6. Love the cards! That step card is cool; I love the colors too!

  7. Cute Cards! Very unique! I picked you as one of my favorites this week over on Congrats!

    Thanks for linking up!

  8. Both cards are great, but that last card is a showstopper! Fab design and one I need to remember for my daughter who is turning 10 next month! Thanks for joining us in the ABC DT Happy Birthday challenge!

  9. Love your 13 birthday card....what a job!!! Thanks for joining us at the ABC DT birthday challenge. Be sure to add our blinkie so that if you win you'll be sure to win even more!!!

  10. Love it! That's a big work you've put in that card Elaine. Great job!

  11. Elaine, this card is awesome. I love the colors and just the design. Thanks for joining us on ABC Challenge.

  12. That Make A Wish card is just fab! Thanks for celebrating National Craft Month with me :)


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