Friday, May 4, 2012

Birthday Cards



I have two birthday cards this morning, and I am entering them both into this weeks CAS-ual Friday's CFC51 Happy Birthday challenge.  A big congratulations to CAS-ual Fridays for turning 1 this week.  I hope someone will put you in a high chair with a great big cake on your tray (ha ha).  I have certainly enjoyed these challenges over the past year--they are some of my favorites, and I am amazed every week at the variety and creativity of the challenges.

My first card was inspired by this card by Nicole Heady and this week's color story at ColourQ CQC#135. I interpreted these colors as Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist.  I made my first card ever with PTI's Wise Owl stamp set, and I have to say that this guy is just so fun to put together.  A huge thank you to my friend Rose from Rose Stamps who sent me her Wise Owl and Wise Owl Bellies set.  She saw that I was looking for these sets, and sent me hers, as a thank you for the times I have been her shipping buddy.  Rose, I promise to give these owls lots and lots of love.  Speaking of owl love, this card was originally intended for my nephew.  When my daughter saw it, she nabbed it for her friend's birthday party this weekend, and told me to make something else for her cousin.



Owl Birthday


I was in need of another birthday card for my nephew, after this Owl card was swiped.  I turned to this gorgeous combination of colors from this week's Make it Monday MIM #64:  Using Color Inspiration.

I loved the idea of making a banner with those little pieces from Tag Sale #6 that I saw here on Danielle Flander's blog. 

Make a Wish

Supplies Used (PTI):
Owl Birthday
Stamps:  Wise Owl, Owl Bellies, Heart 2 Heart
Paper:  White
Other:  Woodgrain IP, Heart 2 Heart Balloon Die, Trendy Trees Die, Dark Chocolate felt, twine

Make a Wish
Stamps:  2011 Birthday Tags, Cupcake Collection, Little Bitty Bird
Paper:   Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft, Terracotta Tile
Other:  Rustic Jute(this is my Fine Linen!), Limitless Layers, Double Ended Banner, Tag Sale #6 Dies


Thanks for Visiting

30 comments :

  1. Super sweet cards, Joyce! I love the owl holding the balloons and the banner you made from the tag sale #6 tabs!

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  2. Fabulous cards, Joyce! I am glad that you now have Wise Owl to play with. Yay!

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  3. Both such cute cards! That Owl set has been on my list forever, too! My husband LOVES owls, even has a little buisness called "Owl Irons", so I surprised I haved taken the plunge, yet! Oh, and you perched him on the Trendy Tree Tops! Perfect! Such a cute banner using Tag Sale #6!

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  4. so cute!! love that owl!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!! i love seeing what you come up with!

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  5. Both cards are great! I just love the balloons flying in the wind with the sweet owl on the first card, and then the neat banner you created with leftover pieces on the second!

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  6. All I can say Is OMGosh we are so on the same page today. I love your cute card and your smart idea! :)

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  7. Great use of the colors...I hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-18.html

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  8. Aww! These are both super cute! I can see why your daughter swiped the owl card. :) And I love the banner you made on the second card! :)

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  9. I love that owl, how nice your shipping buddy was to send those sets to you...I also love the little banner you created with the Tag Sale #6, was a great idea. I also love the background you stamped using those little swiggles! Two really cute cards today Joyce.

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  10. I just love both of these card Joyce, the owl is too cute and the tag chain on the second card is so fun!

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  11. The owl card is adorable!! And I love how you matched the cake with the swirly background. Brilliant!

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  12. So cute! Love the owl with the balloons!

    Happy birthday, Joyce! Hope you have an amazing day!

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  13. Love that owl! And awesome color challenge!

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  14. You have been one busy bee! I love each one...but the second one with that fabulous banner is just so awesome. Great job and hope you having a fabulous birthday today!

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  15. Both are so cute! I pinned that card from Danielle, too - such a great use of the tab from that tag die! And Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

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  16. I bet anything 'owl' gets snapped up quick in your house :0)
    I love that he bought balloons to the party and clever that you combined the Colour Q palette to :0)
    Thanks for joining the party this week at CASual Fridays.
    Jenny x

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  17. Both the cards are beautiful, Joyce! The owl card is my fav. Great texture and lots of white spaces :)
    Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Friday :)

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  18. Fabulous!!!
    I really love that owl with the balloons...
    I think you may know a girl who would enjoy that one! ;)
    And the 2nd one using the tags as a banner...
    fabulous!! :)

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  19. was blog hopping today - and noticed it was *somebody's* birthday!! happy birthday Joyce! I hope you had a great day - you deserve it! Thank you for always taking the time to stop by!

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  20. What bright and cheery masculine cards Joyce. Love the loopy background. Hope you got it into the post before your daughter swiped another one!

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  21. These are both adorable, Joyce! Such cheerful colors and sweet images. I especially love the woodgrain and baker's twine on the owl card! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays! I hope you had a great birthday, too!

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  22. Love your owl card, Joyce he is so sweet! The banner looks great too! Hope you have a great day on your Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  23. What a fun birthday card, Joyce, love the embossing and the owl with the balloons! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

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  24. Adorable cards, Joyce, but most importantly ~ Happy Birthday a day late! Just got around to doing some blog hopping and saw this post. Anxious to check out all the great cards your friends made for your birthday hop.

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  25. CUTE, Joyce! Love all the beautiful little details in your cards! What a fun use of twine! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

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  26. So cute!

    I hope you had a super fantastic birthday Joyce! Did you feel all the birthday love sent your way from around the internet? Hope so:)

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  27. Oh I love this Joyce. Love the way you used those squiggles from LBB, and the way you used the little topper from the Tag Sale 6 die. I just love it!

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  28. Hi Joyce! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a great day!

    I love the banner that you made on your second card, and the owl is sooo cute with those balloons.

    Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! ♥ Suzanne

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  29. Adorable cards, love the colors and that sweet owl :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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