March 2012

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Happy Birthday

Dora Phillips

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Americans buy 7 billion greeting cards each year and 25% of those are to wish each other a happy birthday.  Recently, after a very busy couple of weeks at work, I joined my fellow normal Americans and bought a card for my sister-in-law's birthday.  She opened it up and responded with shock.  Although it was lovely, she was used to having one specially made for her.

I know that sometimes we wonder if other people "get it".  Do they really understand the love included in our handmade cards?  I was surprised to learn that my extended family did, indeed, appreciate the extra time.

Look at these adorable cards! Carolina's candles drew my eye right away--what a perfect and simple touch. Wendy took a stamp to a whole new level with embellishing "sprinkles".  Both cards will be loved when opened.

Candles by Carolina Garrido

Supplies: Paper: Doodlebug Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ribbon, Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon, STicker: SRM, Bling: Doodlebug Design, Other: thread.

Design Notes: To make the candles, cut a patterned paper rectangle, wrap around a bamboo stick, and secure with a glue dot. Then, cut a small piece of twine and glue it to the center of the candle.

Never Too Old for a Cupcake by Wendy Morris

Supplies: Paper: Bella Blvd, Cardstock: The Paper STudio, Stickers: My Mind's Eye, Numbers: American Crafts, Pins: Maya Road, Bling: Kaisercraft. Tools: Stamps: K&Co, Technique Tuesday, EK Success, Punches: Fiskars.

Design Notes: Use decorative pins as fun accents on a stamped image.  Added a dash of pearls on the cupcake for an accent of "sprinkles".

 

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