Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Birthday

With all the Christmas cards mailed and distributed, there is not such a mad rush to get any more seasonal cards made right now. I might make every fifth card a Christmas card to build up the supply for next December, but it is okay to put a hold on that for now. Is anyone else ready to make other cards yet?

I have a dear friend who was born the day after Christmas, so I wanted to make her a card that had absolutely NO red and green. (Well, okay; on this card there is a kind of an orangey red bird, but it is not CHRISTMAS RED.) I think her birthday gets overlooked pretty often. She wears a lot of earth tones, so that is the color scheme of this card. When making a winter birthday card, pastels with flowers and butterflies seem to be somewhat out of place (IMHO), and seem to be more for springtime and summer. I did make a card like that in a previous post this month for a cousin of mine who has a December birthday, but that was an exception. But I digress...

Starting with ivory CS, a pretty damask patterned paper was laid down next. For the sentiment, I got a neat JPG from the internet that I knew would come in handy some day, and the colors seemed to go well with the background paper. (She will love all these positive affirmations.) It is framed with brown paper, then ivory backing that, and is put on the background with pop dots. A Lorelai Leaf die cut is made with gold vellum, and a white swirly swirl is cut from a Cricut cartridge (Botanicals). A Spellbinders bird diecut is added for a pop of rusty orange color, and a copper and brown double looped wire edged bow is placed at the bottom.

Here is the card:

And this is a closeup of the text:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:
Dec 21 613 Avenue Create - ATG UE
Dec 24 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #1  
Dec 25 Cute Card Thursday - ATG UE
Dec 31 Ribbon Carousel ATG UE
Dec 31 Scrapbooker PHD - ATG 3E #1
Dec 31 DL ART THANKFUL Thursday Dec Linky Party ATG UE
Jan 03 A Gem of A Challenge ATG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. Fabulous card, Ginny! My sister was born on December 24th and she used to resent the fact that her birthday cards were always Christmas must cards and her gifts were usually combined! It is nice that you used these lovely tone for her card. Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Ginny,
    This is such a sweet card. The sentiment is beyond wonderful.. My birthday is December 25 and it was always a treat to get a real birthday card. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  3. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps. Happy holidays.

  4. Fun card. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps!

  5. This is so great. I love the DP's you used especially the ones with all the sentiment. Love the colors and lay-out too. So glad you joined us at Word Art Wednesday this week. A Blessed CHRISTmas to you and leaving you with the Word of God in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 which tell us, "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  6. This is so lovely. My favorite part is the bow. It just really highlights everything and makes the card special. I'm actually jealous of the sentiment jpg. Thank you for participating with ScrapbookerPhD!!!

  7. Gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

    Donna x


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