Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

Birthday card for Erin!

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The birthday girl turned 14 on July 8th! Here she’s enjoying a relaxing morning opening her cards and gifts from her brother and from Scott and I.

The bar is set pretty high in my house for birthday cards. I distinctly remember my son telling me last year that his card needed to be awesome (maybe this has something to do with the major creation I made for my hubby Scott’s birthday which always falls during the county fair near our house.) Anyway, I should share that card with you someday (something I often forget “Hey, I have a whole lotta projects that are already done and photographed that I could share on my blog…” LOL!)

To try and stay on topic just a little. Erin’s card this year was inspired by her fun spirit and love of rainbows, by the wonderful file I found at the Silhouette store for a pop-up many-tiered birthday cake on the inside and some fabulous balloons that spell out “wish” for the outside, some great papers that she seemed to like from CTMH and fun clouds that were SVG’s from Bird.

I loved the embossing on this paper! It added a fun bit of shine to balloons and background alike!

I loved the embossing on this paper! It added a fun bit of shine to balloons and background alike!

I won a spot in the Online Card Class Summer Card Camp 2 and the colors for this paper collection really worked well for the color inspiration this past week!

The clouds are velvet paper from SEI – so very fun!!!

I changed things up a tiny bit by cutting the candle top twice so I could get yellow flames.

I changed things up a tiny bit by cutting the candle top twice so I could get yellow flames.

(The next time I make this pop-up, I’m going to make it so that the candles don’t go past the top edge so that way they can’t be seen from the front.)

Fabulous details: All papers and marker are CTMH (Dream Pop collection papers), cut files are from the Silhouette store (Sweet Afton balloons and Rivka Wilkins pop-up) and clouds from Bird  http://www.birdscards.com/, Twine from Twinery, Adhesive from Scotch, Tombow and Zig.

I hope you enjoyed! I’m pretty happy with my daughter’s reaction (my family is usually quite sweet when they receive their lovingly created works of art!) Thanks so much for visiting!

Ruth

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Comments on: "Birthday card for Erin!" (6)

  1. dannisdreams said:

    What a fabulous card! So darn cute and creative!

  2. Awesome card. Great colors.

  3. I really love this card! I love the pop up birthday cake!

  4. What a fun card and the look of delight on her face is wonderful to see. I love the glossy background and the texture on the balloons. The inside looks so intricate and you have inspired me to try a pop up up card some time soon.

  5. Is it Rivka Wilkins Silhouette shop instead of “Williams”
    I have that file too, and you made me want to make it.TODAY!!!!
    Wonderful post!
    **U**
    Nance

    • Ooops (she said sheepishly) usually I’m better about details like Rivka’s last name…Thanks so much for setting me straight, Nance! I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due!

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