Saturday, January 11, 2020

Happy Birthday, Mia

Our daughter’s birthday is coming up and I was at a loss for the birthday card I wanted to make for her.  She is really into sewing now and is doing all she can to learn more about that craft.  She has signed up for sewing classes and her hubby gave her a serger for Christmas.  I normally don’t purchase any stamps other than Stampin’ Up! Since Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry sewing related dies, I used a Sizzix die that I purchased years ago (Sewing Elements).

The Designers Series Papers (Bird Ballard), card stock (Pool Party & Basic Gray),  inks (Basic Gray), buttons, baker’s twine, and stamps used are Stampin’ Up! products.

She and her hubby and their two little girls came by today to celebrate her Dad’s birthday which was January 3rd.  While they were here, we also celebrated her birthday by giving her the card.  I added an inside pocket so that we could place her birthday money in it. Her birthday is Tuesday (January 15th) and she plans to come over and visit us on her birthday.

She asked me to bake a Chocolate Cake for her birthday so I will definitely have to get busy making it for her. I will post a picture of it and the recipe used after baking it.

She loved her card (and the gift inside of it).

Friday, January 3, 2020

Birthday Card for Hubby

Birthday wishes today to my husband of 50+ years.  We will celebrate 51 years in March. He wanted a home-cooked meal of Steak, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Peas, Rolls and Sweet Tea.  I also baked a Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate Cake for dessert.

I used the four egg-whites left after making the Coconut-Pecan Frosting to bake a Heavenly White Cake. Hubby requested Pineapple Frosting.

 To make his birthday card, I searched Pinterest for masculine card ideas.  I really liked cards made by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Amanda Bates, so I pretty much CASE’d one of the chards she made.  I did make a few changes along the way.  one of the major changes I made was adding a Pool Party card base of 11 x 5 1/2.  The sentiment on the front of the card is from “A Good Man”.  The images are from “Waterfront” and “High Tide”
I used “A Good Man” and ”Stitched All Around” stamp sets for the inside of the card.  I encouraged him to do absolutely NOTHING on this day because it was his birthday and his first birthday of the new 2020 decade.

All products are from Stampin’ Up!
Card stock used:  Pool Party and Shimmery White
Inks: Pool Party, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, Wisteria Wonder