Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quick and Simple Birthday Cards

SABDbannerSo glad you stopped by today, whether you joined me from Jennifer’s blog, Stampin’ on the Fly, or just started here! There are 24 stops on this tour, so feel free to hop through all stops over the next 2 days. You can click on the picture above to visit Stampin’ Addicts and see all the stops on the tour.

Quick and Simple birthday cards to me are those cards that are either easy enough for a new stamper to create or cards that can be duplicated with little effort.  Two of the cards that I have on display for you today were designed for some new stampers from the Alpha Phi Sorority that I had over this week.  All the cards that were made are to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)!

I rarely get to make little girl birthday cards since we are a family of mostly little men, so this was a real treat for me!  Punches and the Big Shot make these cards quick to create in a bunch and have on hand from year to year. I know I would be happy to have a pre-made card with all the birthday parties my son attends every year!  

Young Girl Birthday RMHC

Of course, I had to make some cards for the boys too!  These fun cards use strips of Designer Series Paper and punches.  If you keep your scraps these cards are a breeze to create with those little strips of paper you have been saving! The punched out center is perfect as is or you can insert a picture of the special birthday boy! I just love the Family Phrases greetings when creating cards for kids because it looks like it is handwritten!

Young Boy Birthday RMHC

My final birthday project is a quick and simple one-layer birthday note that is perfect to include with some flowers or on a gift package.  The 3 x 3 style lends itself to a quick and simple card!  Adding a stamped image, a few well-placed embellishments and a greeting makes this card both easy for a beginner and quick to duplicate.

3x3 Birthday Note

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Barbara has some great “ladies night out” birthday treats in store for you on her blog, Creative Stampin Spot.


Linda Keal

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BOLO – Upcoming Blog Hop


"Be On The Lookout" and mark your calendars!  One of my favorite hangouts, Stampin' Addicts, is having its first birthday this month!  To celebrate, I'll be joining 24 talented stampers in showcasing birthday-themed projects February 20th and 21st.  I’ll be showcasing some quick and easy birthday cards for kids and some big kids too, so you won't want to miss it!