Happy Saturday everyone. I recently had a birthday, and was lucky enough to be inundated with beautiful cards from so many crafty friends. I decided to post them here so everyone can see them.
First up are cards from my husband and daughters. Can you believe I got hand made cards from all three of them? What is the catch, you ask? Well, a while back, Tracey, Kim, Cathy and I got together and cooked up an idea called the "husband kit" We traded names and sent each other a selection of our own home made cards that would be suitable for the husbands and children to give to the recipient on their birthday and anniversary. That way, we would finally get beautiful home made cards for these occasions without having to make our own cards. And, no more money wasted at Hallmark. We agreed not to peek at the kit we received, but to give the kit to our husbands at the appropriate time. We also decided that we would post the cards we received.
My husband kit was made by Tracey. Here is the card my husband gave me (thanks, Tracey)
Here are the cards I got from each of my daughters, also made by Tracey.
Aren't they just fantastic? If you are tired of your DH wasting money on store bought cards--money you could be using to buy stamps, I would encourage you to find a few crafty friends and trade husband kits with them. (No fair trying to trade actual husbands, though).
I also received several lovely cards from my crafty friends. Here they are in alphabetical order.
Are you still with me? Here are a couple of cards I made using the colors of this week's Color Throwdown ctd291. I was fiddling with my phone the other day, and saw a bunch of circles--can't even remember where, but they inspired me to pull out my Circles Cover Plate Die.
Still had a lot of circles left over, so I made this card, which I am also entering at Simon Says Monday challenge to use five, since I used 5 colors (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and PTI Limeade Ice--from the CTD challenge) and two neutral greys--Smokey Slate and Basic Grey.
Here they are together. I will give one to my DH for our anniversary later this month--just need to decide which one. What do you think?
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