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Sunday, September 25, 2011

~~ John Allen's 35th Birthday Card ~~~

My child is making an old woman of me !!! My baby will be 35 in a few weeks and I had found these number charms months ago and knew I would use them on a card for him...so that's where the inspiration began, at the clearance counter at Michael's ! Of course, I used the Art Philosophy cart for his card!! The oval mat, present and pennants were all cut from the AP cart. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the musical notes.I am really loving this cart and this type of card...I get to show case this beautiful Graphic 45 paper!! I also used the same technique as on the other card I made earlier, for the bow. You can find the video here. I am lovin these bows too!!! Lots and lots of inking on this card, lots of layering and popping. I added some brads and some pretty craft thread, given to me by Tatiana...thanks T, I just died it with Ranger Ink to change the shade a bit. The sentiment is a stamp from the CTMH/AP Bundle. If any of y'all NEED ( hahaha ) to order this bundle, I can hook you right up!! Thanks for all the sweet comments y'all always leave....thanks for taking a peek!!!

15 comments:

Dawn

Your cards are amazing. I always love to see what you've created. I hope you sell some of your cards, because they are so wonderful. I enjoy your blog very very much.

Darlene

Beautiful card joy! John Allen is going to love it! Love the Graphic 45 paper!

Sarah

Another fabulous card, Joy!

Sharon

Oh My Goodness Joy! This is just wonderfully beautiful!!!! That Graphic 45 paper is just perfect for your cuts. I just love it! Bet John Allen does, too!!! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!! :)

Cricut Couple

This is just STUNNING! I was at the LSS yesterday and left this paper pack sitting there. I am gonna have to go back in the morning and pick it up. Stunning!!!

PenLight

Oh, Joy, this is a masterpiece!

Diane Hodrick

Wow! The inside is as gorgeous as the outside. I wish John Allen had 4 birthdays a year. ;) I love that paper bow. Thanks for posting a link to the video. You know I will be checking that out. Those charms you added are super cute...and I love the vintage looking paper. You do find the best paper packs. You and I could compete for messiest crafter...I have that gorgeous drafting table that hubby got and I can only use an 8 by 8 corner of it. The entire tabletop is covered. I keep meaning to clear it off, but it might mess up my limited mojo. I made the mistake of getting up to watch HSN's craft day. I have been good, only one punch set so far, but it's been hard. I love the look and feel of this card. Your work has an intangible quality to it that makes it something special. You go, girl!

JoanieMc

What a great card. You really have that God given talent. You go girl.!!!

Kelly

My goodness Joy...Hallmark doesn't have anything on you...this card is a true work of art. I love the way you finished off the inside. The colors and papers are stunning and the paper bow is awesome...I love everything about this masterpiece. I know what you mean about our kids making us old, my baby turned 37 in July...where does the time go?

Judy

Amazing card. I love it!

The Scrappy Cottage

I love how you do all the insides of your cards. Have to say while I was away for the summer you made some very nice changes to your blog. Have a great one......

Carol<><

Oh My Joy, John Allen will love this,
yup, when I see my kids ages in print it really make me wonder where the time went, my first daughter will be 36 in Jan., 2nd will be 34 in Nov and 3rd just turned 31 in June and then there is Britt who turn 16 yesterday (she has add the most gray to my hair)all girls, we had to wait for son-in-laws then grand kids before we got any boys in the family!!!! now we have them!!! what fun,
I am thinking of getting AP but waiting for birthday $$ to get it,
Have a wonderful day,
Carol<><

Margie

Good things come in small packages...gotta love Michael's discount bins! This is one over-the-top card, Joy! The papers, cuts and inking are just a fabulous team. I'll have to check out that tutorial for the bow. LOVE IT!

Glenda

Beautiful card! Love the pretty papers and cuts. Now I am wanting to check this cartridge out! My list keeps growing! HA
I am sure John Allen will love this one! He should frame all his birthday cards--they are always beautiful! Happy Birthday John Allen!
Glenda

crayola58

Wow, WOWWW....this is fantastic. I love this card...
Carole

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