Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Birthday Cocktail For You!

Happy hour cocktails for a happy birthday!

My work buddy loves the retro and Vintage style cards I make,
so I wanted to do something extra special for her this week.

I started with this fabulous balloon/music note sheet from Glitz Design
(I've been waiting to use it for over a year!)

I found some of these chipboard frames a little while back and painted this one a yellow gold to match the tones in this Vintage image.  The frame was a perfect fit!

Clusters of embellishments really make a card (or layout) stand out. 
Here I used several crocheted flowers, a fabric brad, hand-tied button and two pins.

Inside the card, I used a journal frame from Cosmo Cricket and stamped "Happy Birthday" on it, along with some flowers (there are tiny rhinestones in the center of each one, too).

Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Crafting!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Give 'em the Old Razzle-Dazzle

Here is another pin-up card that I made for a friend's promotion. 
I'm going to drop it off, along with some flowers, for her first day on the job this afternoon.

I love the circus illustration and inside I'm going to write,

"Give 'em the old razzle-dazzle; razzle-dazzle 'em"

from the Chicago musical.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a crafty week!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pin-Up Promotion

My friend Callie and I share a passion for pin-ups!  When she was recently promoted to Catering Manager in my sales office, I wanted to make her an extra-special card to welcome her.

This image was perfect, since it mixed a lovely retro pin-up girl with office supplies!  lol

I love embellishing inside the cards, too.  I think it adds 87 points to the fun factor (this card, for example, has a fun factor of 132, of course).  :)

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!