Monday, September 22, 2008

Birthday Wishes

My baby brother turned 21 this week and this is the card I made for him. When we were growing up, my dad has this old red pickup - it was so old it had faded to this pale

burnt orange color. We loved riding around in that pickup and it was a sad day when it left our family. I remember dad taking us out on snowy days and doing donuts in empty parking lots and pulling up on a sled. So much fun!! I used Jen's SFYTT again and some star paper from my friend Bridget. I thought it would go perfect with the cuttlebug star embossing templates I found on clearance a few weeks back. I love how this card turned out!! The kraft and red color combo just really is awesome in my opinion. I embossed the stars going down the right side and then even cut out a few and popped 'em up.

My friend said she hoped he appreciated the work I put into the card; thing is, he has a heart of gold and I knew he would. When he opened it, he looked at it for a long time and then said: "I wish I could make a card like this." Isn't that the highest compliment we can get?!?!?!

Here is the inside finished off as well. I'm not sure why it flipped on it's side like this. So just consider this a great time to get a neck stretch in. Be sure to stretch the other way too!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a beautiful week!! I have a busy one this week so hopefully I'll find time to post again before this time next week.


My Paper Adventures said...

Love the stars!!!

jen del muro ( said...

very cute! love your color choices!!

Lynn said...

Love all the dimension on this...great job! Great story about your childhood too. Happy b-day to your bro!

Anonymous said...

How sweet!! Love the stars and I'm sure she will LOVE it!! :) TFS!