Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bright and Cheery Birthday

Today’s card just “happened.” That is how most of my cards come about. I start with something – a stamp, a piece of paper, a punched item – and build from there. (Yesterday’s card was the complete opposite – I “designed” that card in my head completely before doing any of it.) It's a bright and cheery card for a wonderfully bright and cheery day. It's 70 degrees in Minnesota at the end of October - what could be better!

The part I started with today was the punched border. That was done with a Martha Stewart punch. I tried it, didn’t really like it, and exchanged it for another one today. I don’t really like my new one, either, so that one’s going back, too! Anyway, I added a scored line above the punching and mounted it on yellow so the flowers would have yellow centers. The large flower is punched with a Marvy Scalloped Circle punch. Take a scissors and snip between each scallop and you have a daisy! The flower center (which is stamped with a stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Borders and Corners – Circles) and the background paper are both from Michael’s from years ago. The “happy birthday” stamp is a dollar stamp from Michael’s. There was a present on the stamp to the left of the sentiment, but I didn’t want that stamped on the card so I masked it off. Probably not even a “blog-worthy” card, but it’s what I’ve got for you. LOL!

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Jeanette - said...

Very cheerful Lynette! What didn't you like about this border punch, it really looks pretty! You do such a great job!

sheri Danielson said...

Oh Lynette, it is very blog worthy. I would never have thought to cut my scallop punch OR use my Borders and Corners set like you did. Besides it is so cheerful! I love yellow!

Vicki B said...

I agree with Sheri. I got the blog email showing the card and was going to say the exact same is definitely blog worthy. You know me - I like "simple" and it is such a happy card.

mnhyrkas said...

Everything is blogworthy! I like that you showcased the punch, and it's nice to be able to see what they look like. I always have a hard time visualizing it when I'm in the store. So, were you just not happy with the design, or were you unhappy with how it functioned? You'll have to share your review of the punches.