Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Florence

Our long-time neighbor and retired elementary school librarian (she had at least three generations of my family in school and I think all family members in my and my mom's generations) celebrated a birthday this week. Her daughter-in-law organized a birthday celebration for her at the assisted living facility she now resides at. I created this birthday card for her.

When the card is open, the greeting on panel 2 shows nicely. I had to stretch the card out to get this photo; this card is a bit of a challenge to photograph.

I was inspired by a card created by Melissa Sandidge in the Facebook Group CTMH Artwork (it was posted June 26, 2017, but continues to get comments so it is not too far down in the feed; click see more to view the cutting and scoring information). Melissa credits Gail Vought for the design. Anyone, CTMH Independent Consultants and Customers, may join this group.

I used Wise Guy Birthday (this stamp is retiring on July 31). I used most of the Cricut® compatible stamps in this set and Thin 3-D Foam Tape on most of the Cricut® cuts to create dimension. I thought the White Daisy on the card front was too stark, so I used the sprinkles stamp dipped in two different colors each time I stamped (I inked one side and then the other).

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
This card ended up measuring 5½" tall x 5"wide. I am going to try to alter the measurements to create a more traditional 5½" tall x 4¼"wide card. If it works out I will share as soon as I can (I made a to do list and I have quite a few deadlines on it).

If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase the supplies I used at my Consultant website. If you are looking for a list of the stamp sets that are retiring on July 31, I posted them on May 13th. There are Spanish and French options and Cricut® compatible stamps that are retiring (see the bottom of that post). There are also some other items retiring from Annual Inspirations 2016-17 on July 31 and I posted that list on May 17th. Finally, the Basics Exclusive Color Palette is changing and Colonial White is retiring. I posted about those changes on July 2.

If you have a minute before leaving, I would be delighted if you left a comment letting me know what you think of this birthday card. Thank you for visiting today.


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