Monday, March 30, 2015


Today I am sharing a special birthday card that I made for my aunt's 91st Birthday.  it is not until May, but I like to get the cards made ahead of time and then, I hope not to forget to mail them.  I recently took the Stretch Your Dies class and wanted to try out one of the techniques that impresses me.
That was the one where your cut out dies and glue them to the card to add texture in the background. 
So as I was thinking about a 91st birthday, I bet there were lots of memories, so that is what I went with in my card today.
Here are the ingredients:
GKD Ivory Base weight cardstock
Avery Elle stamp, Thanks a Bunch, including the sentiment
Tim Holtz distress ink for the flower and leaves
Pretty Pink Posh sequins ,sorbet
Die-namics Magical Memories
This card will be entered in these challenges this week.
Just Us Girls   Photo Inspiration   I used the colors from the.  photo.
Seize the Birthday, anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday, anything goes
I worked on some Easter cards for the grandkids this weekend too and they were so cute, I thought I would just post a picture of them too.
These are digital stamps that were colored with Copic markers. They are for Ava and Dylan. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always, thank you for the comments that you leave.


  1. I love the beautiful card for your Aunt. And, your Easter cards are so cute as well.

  2. I love your card for your Aunt, Barbara! The textured background is so pretty with your bouquet! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Beautiful cards - all 3 of them. Isn't it fun to make cute cards for the grandbabies? I love doing that. And the card for your aunt is beautiful, she will love it. Good job on that technique! Have you tried working with fun foam yet. It's becoming all the rage, and so cheap!!

  4. All three cards are very pretty! Isn't it fun making cards for grandkids? Great job with stretching your the background and the pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday!

  5. What a fun idea. Love how your card came out.

  6. Oh isn't that just delightful! What a wonderful technique and I LOVE how you used just parts of the word too,, gives it a nice low. Your little bouquet is beautiful placed just so! And those sweet little Easter cards are cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

  7. Great texture on the background on your birthday card. It looks embossed! And you bouquet is beautiful! Adorable Easter cards, too!

  8. Beautifully done! What a great bouquet for this occasion and the "memoris" word fits so nicely for the age! Perfect card! Thank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!

  9. So what did you think of the class? I am wanting to take one of those this summer. I love your card for your Aunt. Love the way the die cut continues using parts of it. She will love it. Your Easter cards are super cute too! Hope all is well with you. HUGS and thanks for linking up with us at JUGS and STB!

  10. Beautifully done, Barb! I love those bright, pink roses! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  11. This is so pretty! Great card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.