Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chris' 33rd Birthday Card

Ok, so my brother and I have never been very good at celebrating each others' birthdays. But since I just recently started card making I thought I would make him a card to show him that he's special to me and I thought this would be something that for him would be meaningful. I bought the natural card bases by DCWV and they've got some prints that lend themselves perfectly for the guys in your life. I just recently got my Cricut so when I made this card in November I didn't really have any cartridges that went much with my brother's personality. He's a body builder, Mr. Tough Guy, guitar player/singer who only really appreciates the color black and maybe some red. He's very difficult to please stylistically. BUT instead of driving myself crazy trying to think of something that fit him and probably failing miserably in the process I decided to make a card that said NOVEMBER. His birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year so I think what I came up with goes great with the season. I even decorated the inside for the first time. PROPS TO ME! lol. I hope you like it. I made it awhile ago so I don't remember exactly but I think I only used the Storybook cartridge for this one. I popped the leaf up with some foam adhesive but it's a little difficult to see in these pictures. I took them with my old camera.

What I love about this card is that it really isn't a "birthday card." Depending on what sentiment you choose it can really be for any occasion and male/female friendly. And even better, my brother's face lit up when he saw that I took the time to hand make a personal card for him. I was over his house at Christmas and he still has it displayed :)

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