Monday, September 17, 2012

September Birthday Cards

Hello everyone! I am back from a fun filled weekend at Scrapfest that took place at Mall of America & put on by Archiver's. This was my 4th year in a row going to Scrapfest. The first 2 years I went with my good scrappin buddy. Last year, I took my niece & my daughter but they just did make n takes. This year, I couldnt find anyone to go with me. Then just a couple weeks before, my  mom said she would come on Saturday & stand in line with me at the make n takes to keep me company. My aunt lives in the area so she also came to visit with us & I treated her to lunch since her birthday was the week before.

Speaking of birthdays. I had made 3 birthday cards the week before Scrapfest. This card was made for my cousin's son. He turned 25. The background paper is from Creative Memories.The chipboard piece was applied with gesso first & then painted with gold paint dabber from Adirondack. I hand wrote Time Flies on the chipboard piece. Kids just seem to grow up so fast these days. That also means that I am getting older though.The clock piece is from Prima & the top number on the clock is 25, although it is hard to see. The Happy Birthday sticker is just from some epoxy birthday stickers from Oriental Trading that I had.
The next 2 cards were belated birthday cards for my aunt & cousin. I dont like to send handmade cards in the mail so I figured I would give them belated cards when I came that way. They are both Pug cards since my cousin grew up with Pugs.This one for my cousin is made with sticky paw prints ribbon from Oriental Trading.The specialty paper that says bark & ruff was bought online in a package of different papers. The bone was fussy cut from paper of dog elements which I also used on the next card.I also inked the edges of the bone. I then stuck a epoxy sticker on the bone. The pug is a sticker from Jolee's Boutique. I just hand cut the oval background out of coordinations paper & distressed it.
The next birthday card was made with almost the same elements. The heart background paper is different. I cut it from a 12x12 sheet. The heart below was cut from the same paper of dog elements. The pug sticker also came from Jolee's Boutique.The cupcake epoxy sticker came from Oriental Trading just the same as the card above. The Happy Birthday sign I made from a white piece of cardstock.I inked the cardstock with Milled Lavendar Distress Stain & Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges.  I then punched the corners with Martha Stewart Double Heart punch & applied Spun Sugar stickles & stamped Happy Birthday with My Pink Stamper stamp.

Once I get some pictures taken of my goodies from Scrapfest, I will post them here. Hope everyone had a Great weekend.

Happy Scrappin!


  1. How fun that you were able to go to ScrapFest!
    I remember going to a CKC convention by myself one year and still having fun :)

    Cute cards!

  2. Oh my goodness, those cards are adorable! I went to a CKC convention once by myself too, lots of fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself at ScrapFest. I'd love for something to come around local, here! Luck you!

  3. Very nice hand made cards. I love Scrapbooking personally.custom sticker

  4. You've been busy!! Love these cards- and how fun to be able to attend Scrapfest!!


  5. Cute cards! I really like that die-cut paper on the middle card. Glad you had fun at Scrapfest! I hope you'll share what you made!

  6. Heather, I'm so in love with your cards! I would have went with you to Scrapfest. Too bad we're not closer.


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