Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A booootiful birthday card
I am so excited!! Wednesday I leave for New York City, Brooklyn actually, for my grandson, Kol's first birthday. Saturday he is having a big costume party to celebrate his birthday. My hope is that we don't all scare him at his party. I have been making some favors to take along for the party, and some decorations, and finally I made a birthday card. This will probably not be the first, last, and only Halloween type birthday card that I make for him. His birthday is the 28th, so I have a feeling that it will be a trend to celebrate with a Halloween theme. It sound like a lot of fun to me, since my birthday is the middle of May.
I used the Googly Ghouls stamp set again, because I used it for a bunch of other party favors, so I am sticking with the theme. I tried to make it kind of light and whimsical, too. I think it's pretty appropriate for a baby's first birthday.
I am going to enter it in a couple of challenges today, too. First, the layout is from Try Stampin' On Tuesday's Challenge #88. Then at Just Add Ink they requested that we Just Add Chevrons, so I put on some orange ones. The colors, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black are the challenge at Dynamic Duos#25. And, over at The Paper Players CAS Challenge #118, they asked that I use a Frame, so I put one around the mummy and another one around the greeting.
Inside I added a couple more mummys, some more chevrons, and Celebrate from a retired set. It's sooo cute!
I think that I put a lot of work into the card, and it was not much of a challenge when I had all these great ideas.
I hope to get another blog out before I leave tomorrow, so stop on by and see what I've done.