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Friday, July 20, 2012

Birthday Blast

Happy Friday my friends.  Hope you are having a wonderful day and looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend.  I know I am.  I am actually off work today.  I had a company come to refinish my bathtub and the 2 bathroom sinks.  My house was built in 1958 and the tub and sinks were really showing their age.  Now they are all sparkly bright white.

Can we ever have too many birthday cards?  I know that I’m always trying to play catch up to have a few on hand when a birthday sneaks up on me, besides making birthday cards is fun!  Today I have a card for you that I made for Bowdabra using the Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler.  You can see my full tutorial on how to make the bow HERE.

This was such a fun card to make.  The sketch is from Mojo Monday No. 174. 

Materials Used:
  • Image – MayzyArt Stamps - Birthday Horn
  • Sentiment – Computer generated.
  • Cardstock – Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Brocade Blue
  • Designer Paper – Basic Gray – Cupcake collection
  • 3/8″ Light Blue Gingham Bobbin Ribbon - Michaels
  • Buttons – Bo Bunny – St. Nick collection
  • Twine – Red Henry – Toner Plastics
  • Copic Markers: B21, B34, B45; E01, E11, E50; R22, R27, R59; Y02, Y18, Y19; YG61, YG63.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Square or Circle
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Die cuts
Sarah Hurley - Buttons
Cooking it up with Kate  - Use Blue and Buttons
Crafts and Me - Ribbon and a Bow
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

That's it!  Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I really appreciate it.


  1. It's a great card.Love the bow-thanks for the tutorial!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  2. I understand about the never having enough b day cards on hand. plus I make a bunch for my grammy for xmas. I think i made her 30 last year, tied them in bows. there were 2 your bows and coloring .

  3. Fun B-day card- love your colors and that bow is fantastic!

  4. What a bright and cheerful card - love the 'pun' in it too.

  5. Such a great card Maggie. I really like how you used the twine. Nice added touch. The image of the little girl is super cute!

  6. Such happy colors, and it's a great layout:)

  7. what a fun image and papers
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  8. How sweet! Looks like the buttons are being blown out the horn! Extra confetti!!! Nice job!

  9. Cheerful card Maggie! I love the fun sentiment and your bow is perfection!

  10. LOVE it!!! Fabulous bright colors--a perfect birthday card! :)

  11. Hey Mags nice card. I am trying to also have cards made in advance for when needed but dont achieve the goal yet. Tks for sharing.

  12. Fab card! Thanks for joining in at Divas this week! Laura x

  13. Beautiful, nice work love the image too.Thanks for joining with us this week at My Heart Pieces hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  14. Beautiful card, I love the bright colours and how you have used the buttons :) Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this time, Carol x

  15. Love this bright and cheery card. I like the layout as well! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! :)

    DT Member

  16. OMG LOL I did it again! Because you didn't link directly to the card for challenge I commented twice now on the wrong card! Duh!! I thought I had already visited you for this challenge :) Don't you feel loved?? LOL


    1. Hi Kathi. Thanks for stopping by. I checked out JDE, and I have 3 cards on there. I did notice that the first one No. 9 does not link to the card, but the other 2 do. Sorry.

  17. Cool card!!! Love it! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!


  18. Such a fabulously fun card and a wonderful use of both circles and squares. Thanks so much for joining us at My Heart Pieces this past fortnight.
    Danie xx


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