Have a Sunny Birthday!

chautona-card61Well, I don’t love it. But I do like it. I love the idea, but I tried too hard to keep it too simple. I should have stamped the sentiment on a tag hanging from the knot. I used SU Watercolor crayons to color the leaves a bit etc. I love how thatl ooks. So, it’s not exactly what I wanted, but it is nice and I do like it. At least I didn’t succeed in making it as “ugly as possible.” Sometimes failure is a good thing, no?

Stamps: SU Sunfower
Paper: SU Kraft
Paper Size: A2 (4.25×5.5)
Ink: SU Mustard and Pallette Burnt Umber
Accessories:SU Seam binding and homemade “flower-not-so-soft.”
Techniques:Trying to make it as ugly as possible

Just the Write Birthday…

chautona-card60Oh, my this was a fun card. I LOVED making it. It’s simple, sure, but it’s so ME. The colors, the typewriter–everything. It’s one of many I’m making in my quest to send as many of my readers birthday cards this year as I can! WOOHOO! I made six of these beauties and I’m going to try it in more “dead” colors too. WOOT!

 

 

Stamps: River City Rubberworks typewriter
Paper: PTI White, SU Pool, Gina K Black
Paper Size: A2 (5.5 x 4.25) Ink: Versafine
Accessories: SU Dots embossing folder and baker’s twine from Target dollar spot
Techniques: Printing (I printed the sentiment)

The Years Flit By

chautona-card59So I saw this card on Pinterest. Now I can’t find it. I want to give the original designer credit, but I can’t. No idea what’s wrong and what search terms I used. I thought I “pinned” it so I could find it again, but shocker of all shockers–not there. I’m pretty sure the original didn’t use lace and did use another butterfly. That’s all I know. If you know whose it is, I’d love to give credit. If it was yours, please forgive me. I did try.

UPDATE: Thanks to Nancy on Splitcoast Stampers, I found it. She called the paper scraps, “Washi” and I thought, “HEY!  I bet I did find it under a washi search.  And I did. WOOT!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/52424783134928648/

Stamps: PTI Birthday set
Paper: PTI White, scraps from MME and SU. Oh, Amuse gingham. LOVE that stuff. SU Rose red too-I think. Talk about a run-on sentence. Yes, I are a writer.
Paper Size: A2 (4.25×5.5)
Ink: Unity Pallette Accessories: Lace trim from HL. SU Dies–Beautiful Wings and some label thing I’ve never used before. Score for finally doing that.
Techniques: Shameless copying.

Tag, You’re It!

chautona-card58The first one I did, I had that ribbon going across too. Didn’t thrill my soul. So I flipped it down, and bam. I likie. My daughter preferred across.  Who knew?  Basically, I wanted to use that awesome ribbon, and liked the idea of it with that PTI paper… the rest just kept coming until I got it “right.”

 

 

 

Stamps:SU Happiest Birthday Wishes (I think)
Paper: PTI Smoky Shadow, October Afternoon scrap
Paper Size:A2 (5.5 x 4.25)
Ink:Unity Pallette Accessories: Well, the kitchen sink was full, so… Ribbon from Etsy, SU Chevron ribbon, Tag from PYP, leftover butterflies Sizzlets Beautiful Wings, I think, Hardware from SU… I hope thta’s it–no, the edge punch from SU too
Techniques:fudging it

Whoooose Birthday?

chautona-card55 chautona-card56So, in my quest to use up things I already have, I saw this card on Pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/55239532904109546/

I instantly thought, “I think someone sent me some of those in a swap (the background border thing). So, I decided to make it. Now honestly, I was SURE I was going to do it differently. I didn’t think I liked this and that and the other thing… until I did it. And found the original maker is a wise ol’ owl and I’m just a bird brain.

All cutified and ready to send out. I thought I was going to like the browns and blues better… but I don’t. I like the bright one the best. Shocker.

Stamps: PTI Birthday
Paper: PTI White base and scraps
Paper Size: A2 (5.5 x 4.25)
Ink: Versafine
Accessories: MS border things
Techniques: Punch art

Cotton Candy Birthday

chautona-card54This one I kept trying to ruin. Seriously, every time I turned around, I did something to destroy it. First I tried curling the ends of the flag. Um… yuck. So now they’re bent. Then I tried adding that border–too small. Tried again. Then I stamped the image crooked–twice–WITH THE MAJIG! So, it’s a crooked, bent mess, but I love it anyway. Even if it does look like carnival cotton candy threw up on it.

Trying to use up all my precut/colored/etc. stuff in cards. I need a TON of birthday cards, so here we go.
Stamps: PTI Birthday something or another
Paper: Scraps–stripes is from a thing of paper from …whatshername Bastein from Hallmark and Vera the Mouse–MARJORIE
Paper Size: A2 (4.25×5.5″) Ink: versafine
Accessories: Tag punch and that SU thing I don’t know the name of
Techniques: Try, try again

Busy Birthday Bungle

chautona-card53Okay, it seemed like a good idea. I thought it’d work. It doesn’t. But I’m using them anyway–at least until I pull them out, hate them, and pull off the border and slap something else on. Sigh.

The cutouts make the H in one happy look like a K. I just hope the recipient doesn’t think I meant Kra….

Trying to use up all my precut/colored/etc. stuff in cards. I need a TON of birthday cards, so here we go.
Stamps: PTI Birthday something or another
Paper: Scraps for back cards–I think they’re PTI–and I think the others are Echo Park, but I’m not putting money on it
Paper Size: A2 (4.25×5.5″)
Ink: Versafine black Accessories: Too much–um… okay. Border musical cutout I got in a swap and striped washi tape. T
echniques:
Dizzifying (making the recipient dizzy to see it)