Birthday Cards

If you're a card maker, like me, I'm guessing you make plenty of birthday cards and are always looking for new ideas. Here are a couple of cards I recently made, using some ideas I found in a craft magazine (or two)...

This first card was super simple! I started with the Heart-2-Heart #2 stamp set from Papertrey Ink and stamped my three balloons with strings. This was double matted and then mounted on a colorful piece of printed paper which includes the colors of the balloons. A little embroidery floss tied into bows and added to each balloon adds a little texture.

The second card features the Boutique Borders: Baby stamps and a rainbow of ink and cardstock colors, all mounted on a black mat. Stamps from Papertrey Ink.

In other news around the home front, my daughter received another great report from the OB today - just 11 weeks until we welcome our new granddaughter! Please keep her in your prayers for continued good news and a healthy, safe delivery! If you'd like to see a few photos I recently took of her and her growing baby bump, you can find them here.

I hope to be blogging here more in the near future as I will be combining my other blog, Are You on the Fence, into this blog during the fall months. More on that as it approaches. Have a great weekend and I will see you again soon!

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Leigh Penner said...

Lovely cards, Mary! I love those sweet balloons on the plaid background!

Tonya Jastad said...

These are both great cards! I love the colors and the bows on the balloons are too cute!