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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to....

Well, Happy Birthday to see, I actually made this card without having a recipient for it!  This is such a FIRST for me!  If any of you know me well, every post and creation I have made has been for someone specific!  Well, when I made this card, I didn't have anyone in mind really....I was just playing with this specially folded card and so it became a birthday card!  :)  I love how it turned out and I love the bright colors!  So someone I'm sure will receive this card before too long....because as you all know, I just love to make things for those I care about, so I know this card will have a home soon!  :)  So onto the card.....

As you can see, I've added layers and some pop dots for dimension!  And of course some bling with a rhinestone in the middle of the snail shell! :)

I used the Paisley cartridge for the cute snail and the Creative Memories Stork's Delivery cartridge for the sentiment tag layers.  I inked all the cuts as well as the edges of the card and added accents with my white gel pen too.  I added a strip of coordinating paper and then ribbon as well to the right of the inside flap and with how it folds, it shows up nicely when lying flat.

Like I mentioned, I was playing with folding the card in different ways and come up with this....not sure what you'd call it, but I thought it turned out cute nonetheless!  It looks like the snail is going to crawl right off the card!  :)


Then on the inside, I finished it off with a sentiment from my stash of random stamps.

I hope you're all having a great week!


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  1. Cute ! Love that snail and the shape of this one ! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  2. Great fold! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  3. So cute! I love that snail. Thanks for getting buggy with us at FCCB!!

  4. Love the little snail on your birthday card! Great card, love how you've also embellished the inside of the card too!

    Thanks for playing in this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!

  5. This is so sweet Shelley! I love that cute little snail! Looks great with that background paper! Great job on the fun fold too! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes and thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week :)

  6. Really cute I love the cut/paper combo!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  7. Cute card!! I love the fold. Thanks for linking up this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  8. Super cute!! I love how your card folds and the adorable snail! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  9. This looks super, Shelley! The gem on the snail is such a wonderful touch. I LOVE the fold of the card, too. I've never tried one like this. I'm like you and like to have a recipient in mind when I create a card - but it's always nice to have some tucked away for a quick grab too.
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot and Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper

  10. BEAUTIFUL card. Love the colors and little touch of bling. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

    Happy Craftin'!


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Shelley (Carley's mom!)