Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Ashley!

My beautiful daughter, Ashley, celebrated her 19th birthday! Man they grow up so fast. She is our baby, so this is the hardest one!

Ashley loves anything "Owl" so I made this card for her which was Inspired by Doreen Watkins - Independent Close To My Heart Consultant.


I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge in the Cricut Craft Room to cut the elements for this project. Here is how I laid my paper out on the cutting mat. I always prefer to layout all of the paper that I will need so that I don't have to unload and reload the mat. What do you think?
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart as well as the Artbooking cartridge.

Here are some close ups of the Owl and Balloons, which I covered with Liquid Glass and secured with Baker's Twine. I also applied the Liquid Glass on the eyes of the owl. You can't really appreciate it in the picture, but trust me, ADORABLE!

Lastly, I usually decorate the inside of my cards as well, and this one is no exception.
So please join me in wishing Ashley a Happy Birthday!

This Birthday Card is also being submitted to The Card Concepts challenge for Birthday Cards. Great timing! My card is what I consider a Clean & Layered style.

19 comments:

  1. Great colours and such fun images - I love the detail of how you filled in only certain bits of the background with the floral dp - very clever! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

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    1. Thank you so much Ardyth! This was a fun card to make. Thank goodness for the Cricut!

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  2. Such a sweet fun card! I love all the colours and elements and the glossy balloons. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. Have a great week xx

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    1. You are always so very sweet Janine, Thank you!

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  4. This card would bring a smile to anyone's face. I love the Cricut background with the fabulous balloons and very cute owl. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept.

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    1. Thank you so very much Karen. I loved your card for this challenge. I must say it was my favorite!

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  5. Very nicely done, Angelina! Owls are very popular right now.

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  6. So, cute! March is a great month for daughters! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Ronni! I hope you are doing well!

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  8. Hi Angelina! I love your card! I adore anything with owls,just like your daughter, and I am sure she LOVED this card from you! You are a sweet mommy! Happy birthday to your "baby"! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kristine! I am starting to get into the Owls as well now! Have a fabulous week and thanks for leaving a comment. ~Angelina

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  9. The little touches like Liquid Glass on the balloons take your work to the next level. You seem to have it all together -- like putting all your paper on the Cricut mat and planning your cuts. I've thought of doing that but I haven't executed it yet. It's a great time-saving idea and I bet I'd use more scraps instead of cutting into a whole piece of paper for one or two cuts. Thanks for inspiring me!

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~Angelina