Monday, November 30, 2009

JR Week - Birthday Cards



Hi everyone and welcome to JustRite Week with the Stamper's Dream team! I have a couple cards to show you using my new JustRite Just a Note set (LOVIN' the fonts in this set) and this My Mind's Eye Life Stories DP (Ohhhhhhh, I think it's my favorite DP....EVER!).

Here's the first card where I made some *balloons* out of the Happy Birthday circles...I like making balloon strings with thread and then using some sort of embellishment to gather the strings. It's fun!



The balloon in the center is up on foam tape, the edges of all of them are sponged with Rose Red ink, and I added a little bit of Pink Stickles to the swirls and to dot the i's. The edges are faux stitched with a soft suede marker. The layout is Weekend Sketch 105.

Here's the second card. I used the same Just a Note set and the same DP, but on this one I added one of the new 2" Decorative Wide Borders...



I added a little bit of random Pink Stickles to decorative border and to the swirl under the birthday sentiment. Both circles are up on foam tape and the edges are sponged with Rose Red ink. This one is also faux stitched with a soft suede marker.

Now hop on over to Michelle and Laurie's blogs today for more amazing JR projects. Here's the schedule for the rest of the week, too:

Tuesday: Michelle, Amy, Tosh, and me
Wednesday: Michelle, Silke, and me
Thursday: Michelle, Silke, and Laurie
Friday: Michelle, Amy, Tosh, and Cammie

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps:
JustRite 1-5/8" Just a Note, JustRite Decorative 2" Round Wide Borders
Paper:
My Mind's Eye Life Stories Collection II DP, Prism Crabapple Medium, Kraft
Ink:
Rose Red, Soft Suede marker (for faux stitching)
Accessories:
2" Wooden JustRite Stamper, Pink Stickles, Autumn Leaves French Twist Buttons, May Arts Ivory Burlap String, Spellbinders Circles, Foam Tape, May Arts Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Pink Thread

27 comments:

Michelle said...

I LOVE your birthday balloons! And the stitching is awesome...even if it is faux. LOL! Great card!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I can see why you love this dsp! It makes one pretty card! The soft colors are perfect, and your faux stitching rocks!! I love the tiny touches of stickles on the balloons! Great cards :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh Denise! These are beautiful! The faux stitching looks real! Love the balloons on the first - too cute :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow-I thought the stitching was real, too! These are so pretty-love the soft colors!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW - Denise - both cards are soooo beautiful!!! Love the balloon idea!!! Super cute!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn Easton said...

Brilliant idea, Denise! Love the birthday balloons! I need to try that...looks fabulous!

chercroppin said...

They're both lovely Denise! I am so luvin' the fonts too....and what gorgeous paper! Love your stringed-balloons and those butterflies are perfect! : )

Becky said...

They both are just beautiful. I am loving the fonts my self

stephanie said...

Great idea. Love the balloons and the fonts

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Denise. Love hte balloons and the great colors. TFS!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Denise,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, your cards are delightfully fun! I LOVE those balloons -- way cool idea!!! And I LOVE your family photo - everyone is so coordinated and its done so well!!! Fun!!! We are WAY overdue for a family photo!!!

Annie said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love it!!!

Steph K (booga3) said...

So pretty! I just love your birthday "balloons"!

Danni said...

Love both of these but I really, really adore the second one!

Terri said...

A-mazing...you are right, that is gorgeous DP and you have created two darling cards using it! Love the birthday ballons!

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet Denise! It is great paper!

Hee hee I love that we're the same height too. That 1/2 really DOES matter :)

Rose Ann said...

What a great idea to make balloons, Denise!! I love your butterfly card too!! Your stitching looks fabulous, and I love your perfect bow!!

Carolyn King said...

what awesome balloons....fantstic bday card too...love the stitching and added butterfly too!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful cards...LOVE the balloons.

Susan (rainy) said...

Pretty in pink! Love both cards.. the balloons/string idea is so cute and fun.

dpkennedy said...

These are so pretty! Love those balloons!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So charming Denise! Love the birthday balloon idea. Clever girl!! And the sewing is fabulous!! Darling cards!

Yvonne said...

Oh, these are so gorgeous!! Love those beautiful colors and patterns, and the balloons are so brilliant. Awesome cards!!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful pink cards, Denise....such great designs and the faux stitching looks AWESOME!!!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love that you made balloons!! Too cute!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Fabulous Denise!!! Love these colours and papers and the balloon idea is so clever!! Love the stitching on both cards and that luscious ribbon on the second!!!