Monday, January 18, 2010

Big Birthday Weekend!

This weekend was busy with milestone birthday celebrations; my friend M celebrated the big 3-0 and my Godson Ethan celebrated his first birthday! Coincidentally, both M’s and Ethan’s actual birthday is tomorrow.

Here’s the card I made for M, using my new SU Whimsical Words stamp I got from the Sale-A-Bration sale going on right now; I really love this set!

I used the same layout that I did last week, with more of the Me and My Big Ideas paper.  I made this card a standard A2 size and used Real Red as the background matting and scalloped circle.






I heat embossed the sentiment and used some glue-on rhinestones that I picked up at Michaels months ago.

I used SU Real Red grosgrain ribbon as well.



ethan1Next up is Ethan’s card; I wanted to use the same papers that I used for his invitations, so I dug through my stash of paper because I knew I had kept the scraps.



I had a new layout in my head, but wasn’t sure it was going to work.  After a few tries, it turned out exactly as I wanted it to.


Thank goodness his name starts with such a linear letter! 

I drew the “E” by hand, as well as the “1” and popped it all up on dimensionals.





Here’s a detail shot:


For the inside, I created a little pocket so I could slip  my contribution to his savings account in there ;)







Would you like to see more Alphabet cards in the A Paper buffet store? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

This week I’ll be releasing some new Valentine’s Day cards and providing Facebook Fans and Newsletter subscribers a special discount code to use.  New designs will be released on A Paper before being released in my Etsy store, so make sure to become a Facebook Fan, or sign up for our Newsletter at A Paper Buffet to get your coupon code later this week!

Ciao for now,


These are fab! I love the huge "E"! You do such awesome cards!!!

Ethan found his card to be pretty tasty...literally. Haha Thanks again for making the invitations too. Everyone still tells me they were perfect and gorgeous.

These are fab! I love the huge "E"! You do such awesome cards!!!

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