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Friday, January 02, 2009

My First Card - WOOHOO!

As you may know, my grandfather's 80th birthday is next week. I decided to take the plunge and make my very first card for him. In my eyes, the man hung the moon & stars and I love him more than he'll ever know!!!

I think the card turned out okay! :o) And even if it turned out looking HIDEOUS, my grandfather would still LOVE it because it came from me. LOL



This picture turned out a little blurry, but I included it because the colors were closer to the 'real' colors than the one below.

I used white cardstock for the card blank, a pastel blue for the background on the front, a pastel yellow cut with a scalloped edge on the Cricut (via SCAL) and green pastel for the top piece. I used my corner rounder to round the edges of the green paper and embossed "Happy Birthday" with blue. The ribbon is blue & yellow plaid. Who knows where it came from, but my grandfather LOVES plaids.


I think my flash was working OT on this one, but it gives you the idea of what it looks like!


This is the inside of the card. My handwriting is sloppy, so I decided to print the sentiment on a piece of cardstock and stick it inside.

This is the back of the card. My personalized stamps haven't arrived yet (boohoo). I wanted to put it on the back, so I printed the proof sheet onto white cardstock, 'colored' the flowers & leaves with Le Plume II markers and used a little adhesive to affix it. Quick & Easy!!!

So, let me know what you think!

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8 comments:

Heidi's Hobbies said...

Billie, your card is perfect and he will love it.

Sheri said...

Bilie, that is so beautiful..He is going to love it! How sweet........

Heather in FL said...

You did a great job on your first card, and I'm sure he will love it. Like you said, even if it was hideous he'd love it, but it's SOOOO not hideous! So pretty...

Patty said...

And you said you never made any cards??? I don't believe you .... not for a second!!! Great job!!! Look forward to seeing more of your work!
-Patty

Lissa (aka The Untamed Scrapper) said...

Billie this is beautiful! Well done.

JenE said...

Beauty of a card Billie! I always find it difficult to make masculine cards, you did just great!

Heather said...

Fabulous card Billie!!!!!!!! You did a great job --- I'd never have guessed it was your first card!!!!

Cathie in UT said...

I love it and I know that your grandfather will too!
Grandpa's are great that way! LOL
Congratulations on his 80th Bday