Saturday, 8 January 2011

Birthday Banner...

Hey!

Happy Saturday, peeps! Love Saturdays; the way I can wake up in the morning, initially think about having to get out of bed for work but then the realisation dawning on me that it's Saturday and I can curl back up for some more winks - bliss! :D

But I am awake now and here with a card I made for my nephew's birthday. Sweet Tom was 6 yesterday and I spent most of yesterday asking myself how the years fly by so fast?! Can't believe this little man is 6 already! I'm sure he appreciated his present waaaaaaaay more than his card; but still, what's a birthday without a card, eh?!

Happy Happy Birthday Banner

I had fun with this card and you might not see, but the focal point is raised on 3D foam pads for extra dimension (I love dimension when I'm hand delivering a card!).

There's something fun about making your own banners with some paper piecing to make it coordinate with your project. I went a little further and added a good dollop of Glossy Accents on each flag of the banner and practised my patience skills waiting for it to dry - love my Glossy Accents! :)

Have a super weekend whatever you may have planned (I hope it includes some inky time for ya *wink*)

Thank you so much for stopping by - I really appreciate your visits from both the lovely people who just visit and hop to the next blog, and those who leave the love too!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Happy Happy Birthday}

Stamps: Ledger (Hero Arts)/Look Up (Practicing Creativity Designs)/Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics 2008 & 2009 (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Glossy Accents/Pure Poppy Buttons and Twine (Papertrey Ink)

29 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Super card Aimes. That glossy banner is fun and I love that ledger background.

Sue Ann said...

Now this screams HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The banner is perfect and I do love those glossy accents but you are right you really have to walk away!!!

Lynn said...

Happy Saturday Aimes! Love those glossy accents! And what a sweet card for your nephew! Inky time is tomorrow!!!

Laurie said...

Amy this is FABULOUS! I love the ledger background but the glossy accents in the banner? SO cute!!! What a fun idea! Definitley a great boy b-day card! He's 6 but I bet he liked it!! :)

Karen B. said...

Hmm, I can totally relate to little ones not appreciating a handmade card, as I have two myself that do the very same thing. But I like to think that their mamas appreciate them and might even save them for a keepsake, no??? Love the primary colors in your card and the clean and simple design. Love the subtle background pattern as well. You rock Amy!

Isha said...

Fab card Aimes. Your Nephew sure will love it.

~amy~ said...

::love it::

Banners ALWAYS make me smile:)

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a great card, Aimes. And I love the glossy accents. What a fab idea!

Enjoy your weekend!

xoxo

Rhonda said...

Love the glossy banner!! Gonna try that!!

Debby said...

What a sweet and happy card. I'm sure your nephew will love it. My smallest is 6 and I know he would!

Marisa said...

Darling banner and love the shine to it. Perfect little boy card.

Maureen said...

what a perfect boy card!!! Love the shiny banner...good for you for waiting and not touching!! LOL Ah,,,Saturday...love you so much!!! Especially cause there's another day off right beside her!! Enjoy! hugs :)

Inkyfingers said...

Great card Aimes and banners make everyone happy 'cos they shout 'CELEBTATE'. Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

Heather P. said...

This is so adorable! I love the glossy accents you added to the banner flags, such a great touch! :)

Terri said...

Great card! Love that banner and the glossy accents is a great touch too! Hope he had a great birthday.

Ann said...

Super cute card, Aimes! Love the glossy touches!

Peggysuez said...

I am sure your nephew will love it. Cute little banner, those are so IN right now, but the touch of creativity I really like is the school paper lines behind them. Very nice.

Alex said...

Great card for your nephew Aimes, I'm sure he liked it! Loving the Glossy Accents and colour combo :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Alex

Lenet said...

Love your banner !! Beautiful card..

Heidi said...

Very cute card Amy! I love the glossy accents and I'm sure Tom appreciated the card more than he let on.

Dana said...

Love those banners Amy! Your little nephew is so lucky to have such a cool auntie! Isn't it scary how time flies? Makes me think of Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game" song...

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Beautiful card - I love that shiny banner - Glossy Accents is one of my faves as well. Happy New Year! x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super cute card Aimes!. Hope your weekend was a good one. Hugs!

Sharron said...

Hi, Aimes, hope your weekend turned out great! We went out of town to see the grandkids so got to sleep late too! Staying warm & cozy with the snow outside instead of getting up early with our pups! I love your card, especially the glossy banner. Looks like a fun effect and so perfect for your nephew's birthday!

Katiejane said...

Happy new year Aimes!
What a great card, perfect for a 6 year old. Like you say, you can't have a bday without a card. Loving the use of glossy accents :)
Katie x

Andrea M said...

Now that's my kind of banner card!!! So nice and CAS!!! Love the glossy accents! I love that about Saturdays too :)

Belinda said...

Lovely! What a fun bday card!

Cristina said...

Fabulous! AWESOME use of Glossy Accents, too. I'll have to remember that one. ;)

Nerina said...

What a completely fabulous little guy card! Love the colours and the gloss - this feels happy all over!

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