Monday, March 8, 2010

Ben's birthday card

My brother-in-law, Ben, celebrated his 40th birthday today. Last week, I mailed off this handmade card:

I covered the entire front of the card with this festive scrap booking paper. I glued on ribbon to make it look like the top of a wrapped present. I wrote "happy birthday" on the tag and tied the same ribbon through the hole on the side. 

On the inside of the card, I wrote:

I drew the balloons and colored them in with colored pencils.

I used a small balloon stamp to embellish the left-hand side of the envelope. I used a black fine tip marker to draw the strings on the balloons.

This card was fun and simple to make. What kinds of cards have you made recently? I'd love to hear your ideas.:)

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