Thursday, May 31, 2007

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ethan

Yes, I've procrastinated as per usual...I left it until tonight to do up a card for my daughter's little friends, Ethan, for his birthday tomorrow. (My good friend, Catherine's son) Reason being, I have a very hard time coming up with ideas for little boys birthday cards or masculine cards in general. I wanted a card that was fun and happy and this is what I came up with. I hope Ethan likes it! :)

I used some colourful designer paper that I've wanted to use on something for a while now and added lots of bright coloured eyelets. I freehanded the curved cuts on the dp and white card stock as well as the 'Happy Birthday' using a scrap piece of the dp and then I cut it out. I used the Olivia alphabet for Ethan's name and the '3' using my Cuttlebug. This is the first time I've actually used my Cuttlebug with diecuts and frankly I thought the letters would pop away from the card stock easier. I think perhaps it was a weight issue with the card stock, though. The red cardstock was a much better quality and they did work out better, but I watched a video a while ago and they showed them using diecuts and they just held up the cardstock and the diecuts 'fell' right out. They made it look so easy. I even tried running it through the Cuttlebug twice, but then I ended up with the cardstock slipping and I got a double cut. Any ideas? The Olivia alphabet set is actually one that I borrowed from Catherine, I thought I really wanted a set of my own, but unless it's easier than this...I'm not sure. Maybe I just need to play more!

Jim gets home tomorrow! Yippee! That 7 weeks actually flew by pretty quickly for me, not for my girls, though and I'm sure not for Jim being away from them. They're beyond excited for Daddy to get home tomorrow. I'm sure it will be a tearful reunion! Well, I've gotta go get my beauty sleep! lol :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Tracy.H said...

The card looks cute!

Have a great day tomorrow!! :0)

maiahs_momma said...

I haven't had that issue with the cardstock not getting cut all the way...weird...