Saturday, 28 February 2015

A Double Birthday

Hello Friends,

If you were here recently you know that I promised you some upcoming birthday cards. I have two for you in this post.

My 2nd child was born at 1:30 a.m. on March 6, 1980 in a NJ child birthing clinic -- a very progressive thing at that time. I took him home just 12 hours later and soon received a call from my BIL that my sister had also given birth to a boy at 10:30 that same morning. And so that is the reason I was scrambling today to make two special cards for two very special young men.

For my son I made a side stepper card, using humourous images and sentiments by Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I won these by playing the Paper Ala Mode challenge at The Outlawz in January.
The scalloped circle was punched from a painted background paper.
I love the goofy faces, especially the sheep with its tongue stuck out.
Here you can see the steps and popped up images. I made a pocket for a gift card in the middle step.
For my nephew's card I used a painted and embossed background, along with an image by Making Our Mark. I included some buttons, bakers twine and tags that I cut from a used card front. The words were stenciled with black paint.
I used the same inside sentiment on both cards, which I freshly created today. I will give you the file for use on your own birthday projects.
Left-click to enlarge; right-click to "save as" to your computer
I have quite a few more birthday cards to make so I should have more posts in the coming days. All those spring babies, ya know. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the sentiment.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa

Challenges:
Path of Positivity - Laughter
The Outlawz Paper Ala Mode - Use ribbon or twine
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Birthday or anniversary
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything Goes

13 comments:

Karon said...

Two wonderful cards and thank you for the sentiment. I think that is saw fabulous that you and your sister had sons on the same day! Have a great rest of the weekend.

Lin said...

Your cards are so fun, Teresa, and I bet the boys loved these! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

ursula Uphof said...

Tereza, what great birthday cards for 2 special young men.I am sure they loved them. How lovely to have them celelbrate the same day. Thank you for that sweet sentiment, I am going to use it soon. Thank you also for all your visits and lovely comments on my cards. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Ursula

Valerie-Jael said...

The cards are wonderful, and I love that you recycle a lot, too, something I also love to do. Nice story of those 2 boys! Stay warm and safe, hugs, Valerie

Penny Mull said...

Two really fun cards, Teresa! Love the designs and palettes!
Want to thank you for sharing your son's card with us at Parh of Positivity! Love the stair-step, the crazy sheep, and the fun sentiment! :^)
How wild that you and your sister gave birth on the same day! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patricia St Martin said...

You are so sweet... Those sentiment are really neat. Your three stepper card is amazing, trying to check out your green paper you used it is really awesome. I sure your son got a charge out of his card it turned out really neat. This one is so different love the red, your embossing and the added image is really funny, great job.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow Teresa, they are having so much fun. Fab cards for the kiddie. love them both, great composition and DP
Blessings
Berni

Desire Fourie said...

Teresa these are so fun for the double birthday. Love the happy colours you chose and also thank you for the lovely sentiment. This is so perfect for our LAUGHTER theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pat said...

How fun! My son and nephew were also born a day apart! Love that step card with its funny images and sentiment, but both cards are awesome! Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month!

Nancy said...

Those are both really fun cards, Teresa! Those cute Bugaboo images really make me smile! :o)

Judy said...

Hey Sweetie,

Thank you for stopping by. These cards are awesome. Love your son's card...too cute!

xx

Cara Malmrose said...

What fun cards! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!
Cara

Angela Hoynes said...

Great cards Teresa and thank you for the sentiment x