Friday, April 16, 2010

Side-Step Birthday

This card is for my dad.  It's his birthday tomorrow.  Can you guess how old he will be?  Good guess! :)

I'm sure I've seen these cards before, but I was inspired to make one by my new Repeat Impressions Design Team-mate, Dana Joy.  Here is a link to her card.  She has a couple links to You Tube videos, but this is the one I found to be the most helpful of the two.  I started with a tree I had already stamped, colored and cut out.  Then I cut out the letters and numbers using a new Cuttlebug die cut set (Hippie Chick) I got from Oh My Crafts. (On clearance for $15, with free shipping!  The free shipping special is done now, though, I believe.)  I embossed the Kraft cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics.  I did the scoring with my Scor-Pal, including the decorative scoring on the "DAD" layer.  The tree is mounted on Pop Dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Sheri said...

Very nice card. Tell your dad happy birthday from his Harem!

bonnie32002 said...

Love the side step...and congrats to your Dad on his special day!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You are so fortunate to have your dad reach 85! That's a great card!

Mary said...

First of all your card is beautiful. I've never made a step card it looks like a lot goes into making one. I'm sure your Dad will love his card.

Congratulations on your new designer position Lynette. I have tried twice to leave you a congrats at your announcement but it will not go. Anyway, your cards are alaways beautiful so it does not surprise me that your being asked to join design teams. :)

Love your new photo too.


Makiko Jones said...

What a wonderful B-day card, Lynette!! Your dad will love it :):)

Dana said...

LOVE IT!!! Fabulous job Lynette with this card. Aren't they fun and super easy to make.