Tuesday, December 4, 2018

More Birthday Cards

Happy Tuesday!! Today I am popping in with a couple of birthday cards I created from some odds and ends.

I often color in front of the television so I can spend the time with my husband so I often have a pile of different stamped, colored and die cut images to use to make a card.

I chose my images from this pile to make my cards for this post. It is sometimes fun just to pick through the pile and pair things together you wouldn't normally pair!!

My first card I used images from three different Hello Bluebird sets-Silly Birds (balloon), Pig Day (hat) and Puddle Play (elephant and mouse), as well as Simon Says Stamps Stained Glass Love (happy), My Favorite Things More Essential Sentiments (birthday) and Bitty Bears (present) stamp sets.

I layered all the images over a piece of Lily Bee Design patterned paper and a Stampin Up! Coastal Cabana card base.

Aren't they so cute layered all together? I have to admit that I LOVE how this turned out!!

It is so freeing sometimes to just put images together that are not from the same stamp set or even the same company.

My next card was also from the mish mash BUT it does use the same My Favorite Things Celebrate with Cake (retired) stamp and die set. This is one of my FAVORITE sets of all times to use for birthdays.

The design was inspired by a private challenge board I belong to on FB. I actually picked out the cake and then found pattern papers to match the colors of the cake.

I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops in white for the polka dots and some yellow Stickles for the flames of the candles.

This card took me about a half hour to complete because I had to die cut the cake stand and stamp the sentiment.

Well that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by and hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!


~amy~ said...

Nora, that's so fun! I love your pile of colored images. Both of your cards are so fabulous too!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way you've colored the elephant and his little friend! This is such a cute card. And your cake looks amazing with the pretty patterned paper!

Patti said...

WOW!! I love your delightful pile of goodies!! It would be like shopping in a candy store for me : )

Your cards are pure delight, as usual. I love the colors you used on both but the elephant and mouse perched on top of the "Happy" stole my heart!


Susanne Vargas said...

Two fabulous cards! That elephant and the mouse make my heart melt - so cute!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Nora, I love each one so much! The little elephant!! So cute! And the yellow bday cake card is so happy and cheery! Adorbs!