February 23, 2019

DINO-Mite Birthday Card

Child's 10th. Birthday Card

What boy wouldn't like this cute DINO-mite birthday card! He's not at all scary. I made it dimensional by creating a raised frame with extra grass in front of the dino. Isn't he cute?

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Dino-mite child's birthday card, designed by Grace Baxter

Dino-mite b-day card, inside. By Grace Baxter

Nutty Family Valentine

Nuts in the Family

Do you have a few nuts in your family, or at least in your extended family? Here's the perfect Valentine for those family members who can take a little teasing -- both men and women.

Variations on a Theme

Family valentine card, designed by Grace Baxter
Family Valentine Card Fronts
There are very subtle differences among these cards. Can you spot them?

Dotted Swiss embossing folder used on the card on the left.

Matelasse embossing folder by Anna Griffin
Family Valentine, inside. By Grace Baxter

November 10, 2018

Piano Gatefold Birthday Card

100th Birthday Celebration

When a musician reaches the milestone of her 100th birthday, there are so many reasons to celebrate her life! The people she has INSPIRED over the years, the legacy of music she leaves for everyone who knew her and the sheer joy of making music. 

piano gatefold 100th. birthday card, by Grace Baxter

About the Card

This gatefold card is 5-1/2" square. The base is 100 lb smooth white CS overlaid with black and pink mats. Rather than using a typical sentiment such as "Happy Birthday" I opted for a word that described the recipient and her music -- Inspirational.

The obvious focal point is the grand piano, cut in 2 layers (black and pink) with an insert of white for the piano keys. Its fancy matting shape in both sparkly silver and white makes the piano jump out even more. The embossing, of course, needed to be music notation.

piano gatefold birthday card, embossed right panel. By Grace Baxter


The poem I used is perfect for a centenarian. And as I designed the card, I enjoyed reminiscing on wonderful memories. My recipient was the musician who played at my wedding, many years ago. So this is my 'thank-you' of appreciation.

Grand piano birthday gatefold card front, designed by Grace Baxter

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