Friday, February 13, 2009

Bella Birthday Cards!!

My oh my, I have SO many birthday cards to make and have just begun to scratch the surface! Here are a couple of the cards I managed to squeeze in some time to make!

My DD asked me to make a birthday card for a good friend of hers. They met as figure skaters and have been through all sorts of things together, and they still coach together at a Pittsburgh area rink. I am really happy that she has managed to maintain friendships with some of these gals --- it's too easy today to just let people drift away, especially when they go away to college and then begin their careers.

Anyway, back to the card ... I asked Stephanie to pick an image for Jenny's card, and I thought it would be GlideaBella, but then she saw SavvyShoppaBella and said, "Oh that's so Jenny!" (yeah, that's so DD too LOL!)
The base is Groovy Guava the sparkly DP is matted on Rose Red. A Nestie shape from Rose Red, a piece of velvet rikrak, and some touches with a Sakura stardust pen finished the card.

Next, for my STC sister Judy's birthday, I grabbed PartygirlaBella along with some really fun DP from a pack that my other STC sister Lorie sent me. (I just love this paper pack!) Dont' the plaid and these colors remind you of summer Bermuda shorts?!?
The card base is Apricot Appeal and the textured lilac for the Nesties is from Colorbok. I really like how the Nesties shapes make the images stand out even more. Before I started using them, I was second-guessing why I purchased them. Now, I use them on almost every card!

I colored and cut out the heart balloons and the cupcake and popped them up on dimensionals. I "frosted" the cupcake with some Martha Stewart glitter, and of course, I had to add some organza ribbon to the sentiment shape.

Oh, there will be more ... there are several cards in various stages of completion on my craft desk, waiting for my attention! Hope you're squeezing in some stampin' time for yourself!!
Happy Creating!


Lorie said...

Your Bella birthday cards are beautiful, Susan! I love the images, colors, and the dimension with your popped up details. Wonderful!!

Gael said...

These are great! Makes me wish I had a birthday coming up :)

kadie said...

Susan! I love what you are doing with pop-ups and cut-outs and sparklies!!! These Bella's are beeeeautiful. FAB cards, girlfriend!!

Janet said...

great cards!! love them!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

You go girl! These are fabulous and all that detail work just makes me tired.

Anonymous said...

I am soooo casing these! I love the layered balloons and cup cake! You rocked it :)