Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Another Birthday!

We celebrated another family birthday recently (unfortunately with no pictures), and if you're going to be 83 than you deserve a pretty fancy birthday card (if I do say so myself).

I love making side stair step cards!  I have found that the 5"x7" size is easier to cut and gives you a bit more "canvas" on which to work.  (Click HERE if you'd like my tutorial with measurements to make one for yourself.)
For this one, I used the Confetti Wishes paper pack with its cheery color scheme of Canary, Thistle, Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, and Pacifica, plus the CTMH/Cricut Artiste cartridge and birthday stamp set.  To embellish the card, I used some of our Lagoon heart washi tape and gold glitter gems, along with gold, silver, and purple shimmer trim.

Now, you may be wondering when CTMH started carrying blue shimmer trim, but sorry, we don't.  Your eyes aren't deceiving you either, because you can make your own!  Just color silver shimmer trim with the alcohol marker of your choice!  Let dry for a few minutes and then add some sparkle to your project.
Because the gift was a rather awkward size, I decorate the front of a plain brown paper grocery sack with a panel of stamped cupcakes (same stamp set and inks as the card) and a strip of the Confetti Wishes B&T.  The Lagoon washi tape isn't just for decoration!  It helped hold the panel on the front and (somewhat) helped to keep the present closed.

Because I love making this type of card, I am going to link up to Heart 2 Heart Challenge's favorite technique challenge


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