Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January Birthday Cards

Well, I finally got a few cards done.  These are the last of my January birthday cards.  I actually made all the cards I needed for January, except for Tom's birthday card.  His birthday is tomorrow and there's no way I can get another done by then.  I guess I'll buy one tomorrow on the way home.  My goal  for this year is to send a birthday card to all family members.  So far so good.

The layout for the first card came from a Stampin' Up demonstrator's website.  I pretty much followed her layout exactly.  My creativity seemed to  have disappeared. My trash can is full of cards I have finished, but don't like.   I guess it will take a while to get back into the swing of things.  Here is a link to her card.

The next card uses an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I believe the paper is from Stampin' Up.

I got a Silhouette for Christmas  and used it on each of these cards.  I'm enjoying it so much more than the Cricut.  I don't have a lot of time to spend learning it right now.  For some reason I can't print from it.  One of these days I'll look at the instructions and see if I can figure out why.  I would like to be able to print and cut.

Hopefully, tonight I will get some time to visit blogs.  I've been sick with Bronchitis.  I'm doing quite a bit better now, though.


Sherri said...

I have to say I love all 3 of these! the first one just pops out at you with that gorgeous paper to compliment the flowers. The little chef carrying all the cakes is adorable, and I would never have thought balloons would make such a darling card, but they certainly do! For someone who says her creativity is gone, you have certainly made some terrific cards! I hope you get to feeling better fast! Take care of yourself!!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Glad to see you posted. Wonderful cards. The first one is my favorite by a nose. I thought maybe you got a Silhouette. I can't wait to see how you'll use it. See ya!

jimlynn said...

I can't even begin to pick a favorite as they're all just wonderful! Super cute and pretty cards.

Sandy said...

Wonderful cards - my favorite - the little girl with the cake - you just have to love that cake.
Well done!

karalschuknecht said...

Diane, so glad to see you back at the card making table again. They all look great.

Joanne said...

Diane, these are absolutely FAB! ALL of them are such great color combos! I love the layout of the first one too, super! Your papers are lovely, and match so well. The image on the second one is adorable, it really made me smile! Everyone who receives these is really going to love them. I can't imagine the great cards that are in your trash can!!! Oh, and good luck on making a card for all the family members! xx Joanne

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