My photo
Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quick Birthday Cards

Oops... I missed our nephew's birthday... He turned 8 last Wednesday. If it had been an adult birthday, I have tons of cards that I keep on hand. But children's cards are so much harder for me to create and I tend to make them as I need them. I quickly made this card. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but wasn't too pleased with the end result.

But the card had to go out so I finished it up and it will go in the mail today. I bought this big cupcake stamp with the intent to use it for another birthday card I have to create in March. The candle is part of a set of thickers I have and I was thinking of the big number candles you can put on your cake.

All the stamps are Hero Arts. The inks are Memento Dandelion and Pear Tart.

The second card is for our niece who has a birthday this week too. She is going to be thirteen. Another age where you wonder what would they like on their cards. I verified with my 12 going on 13 year old whether this was okay.

I never know what to do with the chandelier stamps and thought I would use it with black glitter. I hope she enjoys this.

All the stamps are Hero Arts and the background is lavender fields glimmer mist. The black embossing powder with glitter is Zing. I was a little disappointed in the effect of the black glitter it wasn't very glittery. More of a dark black with an occasional sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

16 comments:

  1. These are great fun Sue. I know what you mean about the chandeliers. I love them but can never think how to use them.

    Lesley Xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ooh, I love them both! Great idea to use the Thickers for a number candle and the chandelier card is so elegant!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You even make a birthday card look original! Love how you incorporated the '8' - always lovely things to see on your blog Sue!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Two fabulous cards Suzz - love your backgrounds! Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  5. lovely cards. great shade of green for the top one and the chandelier makes for a very classy card.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another two great cards Suzz, love your green cupcake card, fabulous choice of colours.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful cards, and I really love the way you stringed the number 8 on the birthday card, WOW! So special!

    ReplyDelete
  8. your first card is perfect for a eight-year-old boy!! I honestly wouldn't know what to make for a boy that age... I think your second is very cool and girly and I am sure your niece will love it! i love the fabulous color combo!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Both cards seem so perfect for the kids Sue!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Both are so beautiful and fun! Love the "crystals" on the chandelier!

    ReplyDelete
  11. both of these cards are superb Suzz... love the chandelier one. I bet your niece like it. Perfectly grown up enough for that age!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love both of your cards, Sue! The first one is so fun and the chandelier one is so elegant, perfect!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. LOVE both cards SuZZ....just Perfect!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi, Suzanne! You are so smart to get the card "approved" by another girl in the same age range. It can be soooo hard to make something that the pre-teens and teenagers like!

    P.S. My blog has moved! My new location is http://www.gaalcreative.com!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here with me on my blog!