Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy Birthday, Traci!

My BFF turned FIFTY on Tuesday, so I had to make an extra-special card for her to help her celebrate!
 All of the cuts were made with my CTMH/Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge and the Snowhaven paper pack.
 I saw somewhere that "50 is the new 'F' word" so I had to put that inside!  I also made a little speech box using the Artfully Sent frames stamp set.

 These candles are extra special with their black shimmer trim bases!  I lined the cutouts with a piece of the Cranberry B&T and used a black marker to mark the top and bottom of each candle.  I then cut shimmer trim to fit: first the height and then in half to make the candle slivers.

Since you only turn 50 once, I blew up 50 balloons Sunday night to leave in her classroom for Tuesday morning.  (Thank goodness for Hubby's air compressor!  I've finally mastered the art of balloon knot tying.)  I think she was a little bit surprised!  

HaPpY 50tH bIrThDaY, tRaCi!


  1. What a great 50th birthday card! I love the way you did the black shimmer candles, and that "new f word" sentiment is too funny.

  2. Love, love that card, especially those candles. I know all this made Traci smile. She is holding up pretty well...for her age!


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