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October 31, 2010

REFLECT - Birthday Card



The common greeting to give someone on their natal day is "Happy Birthday". I wanted to say something different. Birthdays are often a time when we REFLECT on the past year. We may think about our accomplishments, joys, changes, and fun that have all taken place.

For my daughter Julia, this was a monumental year for many reasons, not the least of which was her wedding.

With this card, I wanted to say more than just "Happy Birthday". I wanted to demonstrate that I understand how special this year has been, and I wanted to give her a reminder to pause and... REFLECT.

We have so many reasons to be thankful. And as I was making this card, I fondly remembered the beautiful recipient. Thoughts of her during childhood, visions of her smile, her cheerful laugh, and so much more came to mind.

That's what I love about card making. Every card I make is uniquely designed with that special person in mind. This one is for my lovely daughter.

And oh yes... on the inside it does say "Happy Birthday".

About the Card
The card size is 5-1/2 x 5-1/2" with a black base.
I gave the mirror frame a distressed look by combining black and silver inks sponged and layered.

Cartridges used:  Forever Young, Storybook (for the envelope), and this one will surprise you - Life Is A Beach.

This pic illustrates the embossing better.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness!! This is one of the most beautiful cards ever!! I am so in love with it!! I wish there was a video to go alone with this. OMG, I can't say enough about this. Wow!
    ~Molly

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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!