Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A December Birthday...


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My wonderful Dad-in-Law has a birthday a couple days before Christmas. As a boy, he always received the "Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas" presents, which isn't nearly as fun as birthdays far away from the most celebrated birthday of all! Fear not, he'll be getting his own special dinner and birthday gifts, including this card I made for him. I decided to combine two challenges this week: Mojo Monday and Color Throwdown. Interestingly, the colors for this week's Throwdown were very Christmas-y. So, despite our efforts to keep the two special days separate, this card combines both the Christmas festive spirit with some hearty birthday wishes!
I made use of some fun designer paper for the background using this creative Mojo sketch. For some added texture, I ran some cardstock through my Big Shot with embossing folders. I also paper pieced this cute little cupcake, adding some "sprinkles" along the way. A simple sentiment, a pretty ribbon, and lots of good wishes later, I had a finished card for a very special Dad.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Sincere Salutations Stamp; Jolly by Golly and DCWV Ultimate Christmas Stack Designer Paper; SU Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky, Pixie Pink, Soft Sky, and Sahara Sand Classic Dye Ink; SU Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Pretty in Pink Cardstock; Cuttlebug Snowflakes and Quickutz Small Dots Embossing Folders; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Mini Brads (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Sakura Yellow Star and Pink Star Gelly Roll Pens

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Sweet card for your dear FIL! My sister's birthday is three days before Christmas and my mom always made sure to keep things separate! This is a wonderful card and I am sure he'll love it!

Heather Jensen said...

What a cute Christmas birthday card. I like the embossed bottom.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the design on your card! The embossed panels, the cupcake, pearls.......everything looks festive and your FIL is fortunate to have a DIL who cares so much about him!!

debhorst said...

two challenges in one--awesome work!! love how you took these Christmas colors and used them for a birthday!!

Cards by Gina said...

Wonderful card, Regina! Happy Birthday to your dad-in-law. I'm sure he will love your card!

Mary Fish said...

yummy texture . . . love how you tucked in the ribbon. great mojo ;) hugs, m

Patti MacLeith said...

Excellent interpretation of the Mojo sketch! Those textures are trippy. Very nicely done!

Joanne Gilch said...

Got here from SCS. Question: how do you get the Mojo sketch over to your blog?
And one more question: how do you get your pic to 'blow-up' so big when i click on it?

Other than that what a lovely winter bday card.
joanne
http://cardologyetc.blogspot.com/

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Sylvia said...

Really cute birthday card! We have several in December!