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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Birthday Card

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first post of 2013.  Today I am sharing a winter birthday card I made for my mom.  Mom's birthday is this Sunday so I will need to put her card in the mail today.  This card deviates greatly from my normal "mom's birthday card" style.  This card is "almost" Christmas like with its burgundy, creams, and green palette. 

I used three Silhouette cut files to complete the card:  "bird house card", "country heart border" and "bird".  I also used the Martha Stewart "branch" punch.   The bird house card cut is a wonderful three piece cut.   I made a copy of the basic house (without the roof pieces) and reduced the size a bit before cutting the copy to use as an inside liner.

I used dark brown and camel colored cardstock to cut the two roof pieces for the birdhouse.  I added white doodles and black stamping to the roof line.  I used cream cardstock to cut the country heart border piece. I cut the pieces of the country heart apart to make four pieces.  I used the largest piece of the border along the bottom of the house.  I turned the remaining two leaf/flourish cuts upside down and added them to the top of the birdhouse - topping the two cuts with a heart. 

I used a simple bird cut for the opening of the birdhouse.  I also used the Martha Steward branch punch to create branches to circle the birdhouse door.  Red gems were then glued onto the branch pieces.

Inside the card I used to more embellishment cuts.  I also used Close To My Heart stamps inside the card - This two piece phrase is from the set called Card Chatter - Birthday, a complete set of birthday sayings.

Here is one final look at my mom's birthday card.  I truly hope she likes the card - I love the details of the border embellishments and I hope she does also.  Thanks for stopping by Busy with the Cricky today. I will be back on Friday to share another fun card I made this weekend. 

What's new at Close To My Heart for January 2013?

The new 2013 Spring/Summer Catalogs have arrived.  You can order your catalog from me for $5.00 (this includes shipping).  Use the link at the top right of this blog.  The new catalog merchandise will not be available for purchase until February 1st. 

The January Stamp of the Month - Happy Valentine's

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January only — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!
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  1. This card is simply gorgeous Susan! I love how you used the branch punch around the opening of the bird house and the blue bird is so sweet! The flourishes are beautiful and I love the colors of this card. Your inside sentiments are just perfect as well, I think your mother will adore this card!