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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

birthday and other summer adventures

I needed a birthday card for my sister last week when I was in the throes of making snowflake cards.  I always associated her birthday with fall before, probably because we were just starting back to school then, but this year I'm insistent that this is a summer card.  Yellow, which is her favorite color, is a summer color, don't you think?  I used the Stick It Down card sketch, a little loosely, perhaps:
stamp sets - Remembering Your Birthday, Sprinkles of Life; ink - Hello Honey, Chocolate Chip, Real Red; Stampin' Write marker - Calypso Coral; card stock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, Hello Honey; punch - Tree Builder
Coincidentally, Stamp Ink Paper (where the lovely Tina picked my card as a winner last week!) has a Birthday theme this week. I wonder whether Justin considers his birthday to be summer or fall?

My next card started as a leftover kit from this Card Buffet option.  I already had the Island Indigo piece precut and scored for the joy fold (which I turned vertical here), but I didn't want to make another card the same and was trying to think of another color combination.  Bronwyn Eastley provided just the inspiration needed with her Color Tree (tct)#12:
stamp sets - Butterfly Basics, Sheltering Tree, Wild about Flowers; ink - Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Versamerk; card stock - Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo; punch - Hexagon; Big Shot with Modern Mosaic embossing folder
In spite of my own insistence that this is also a summer card, I'd like to share it at Simplicity's Thanksgiving Crusade Challenge 2015, because Susan's idea is so wonderful.  I have a local friend who posts a daily Facebook Thanksgiving photo throughout the month of November for the express purpose of keeping Thanksgiving from being overlooked, and I agree with both ladies!  Thanksgiving is a sweet holiday, both because it is the least commercialized and because gratitude is so important in our lives.

11 comments:

Colleen said...

Those cupcakes look real enough to eat, great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Ronna Law said...

What a lovely birthday card. I love the mixed mediums you used for the cupcakes. The candles are so cute. And, of course, yellow is a perfect summer colour. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I just love how you have used the left over joy fold card with a different stamp set (that one's on my wish list now)and the colours from The Colour Tree. Just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up :)

Tina Riddle said...

Such a cute card and those cupcakes look yummy! Thanks for joining us at SIP for our Birthday Theme Challenge this week!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Who doesn't love some cake on their Birthday. Your chocolate cupcakes are so cute, and deliciously tempting. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

mylittlecraftblog said...

Such pretty cards! That blue flower image is just stunning, but I'm here to thank you for joining us at Stick it Down. Very cute take on our September sketch! I think cupcakes are the perfect symbol for a birthday any time of year!

Evelyn
https://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com/

stampwithsandy said...

Chocolate cupcakes, my favorite! Your floral card is so pretty, too. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at SIP, Kathe!

Amanda Jane said...

What a great interpretation of the sketch. Love your cupcakes card. Thanks for playing at Stick It Down.

Katy said...

You did a great job interpreting the sketch! This card is super cute and I love those cupcakes!! :) Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down! :)

Cherished said...

Cute card. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing at SID.

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful, soft colors and textures on your Thanksgiving Crusade card! I love the banner sentiment grounding the flowers. Thanks for playing along!