Thursday, February 23, 2012


GREETINGS! Hope I am finding you well!  I know I am feeling a bit better although the head cold wants to linger on - dang!  Thanks for the sweet get well comments, I have THE BEST blogger friends!  Anyway, on to some business...My dear Brother in Law's birthday is this Saturday so I had to get a card done for him.  He is leaving for Mongolia, yes that's right Mongolia, to work for the next two years.  It is a great opportunity for him and his family but we will sure miss him, especially my sis.  Here is his card:

This was a super fun card to make.  I Used the Cricut Damask Decor cart for the card cutout.  You wouldn't necessarily go to this cart as most of the cuts are really fancy, but at the bottom of the cart are some great card cutouts like this tree.  The Cartridge only cuts out the front so I cut the back of the card to match.   My  Cuttlebug is such a fantastic find I love it! I used the 'happy birthday' embossing folder for the cuttlebug before I glued on the tree, then inked the embossed words in Versamagic Jumbo Java ink.  Cardstock is from Kraft, Core-dinations and the green is from the Robin's Nest.  3 Little Heidi Grace buttons complete the decor and I used the font: Bradley Hand ITC for the sentiment.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Hope you have had a wonderful February this past month! Spring is just around the corner!  thanks for dropping by and sharing my papercrafting journey.  Hugs to you all!


Dawn said...

Hi Cindy! I'm glad your feeling better and able to make a card. I'm not going to say I love this one, nor do I hate it, but it is different for sure. But different and trying something different is always good... I wish your sister's family a great and safe 2 years. Hugs, Dawn

VanessaB said...

what a fun and unique birthday card. i love it! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I'm sure your brother in law will love this birthday card! The embossing is so fun! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Maria said...

Glad you are feeling better, Cindy! I'm sure your brother-in-law will love this bday card! What a fabulous it! Great embossing and tree, too! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Ellen said...

I'm so happy to hear you are a little better! I love your tree card! Definitely a great masculine card. I'm sure your BIL will love it!

Jayne said...

Perfect masculine card.Love all the embossing.Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot.
Jayne x

Jack said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Bobby said...

What?! No crazy poem? ;) Love the card anyway. It pays to take a second look at some of our carts.

Kate said...

What a great card! All the embossing looks fabulous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the embossing! It makes it pop! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!! I love all of the embossing! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Stacy said...

What a perfect man's birthday card, the tree cut out and embossing are great! I'm glad your feeling better, hopefully the cold will go away.

Bamabel said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!!


Carol<>< said...

this would also make a great
Christmas shaped card!!
love it,
Carol N<><

Eva Marie said...

Greate card!
Thanks for joining us at DVC