Well my first card didn't turn out so well. It did the job, but I wrote "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Mother's Day" or whatever it was in crayon. Yep, good ol' Crayola! Great, my wnderful idea looked like a child made it. On to the next fab idea... I cut the letters out of magazines and flyers and whatnot and did my Father's Day cards. "Happy Father's Day" from your friendly neighborhood serial killer. Another great idea. Oh how I wish I had pictures of those.
Moving on to bigger and better things, I decided I needed to have some letter stamps before I made another card. My good friend Melissa sent me a set, so all I needed was ink! I bought ink! And some extra stamps with balloons, flowers, etc. to accent the cards. Finally I sat down and made one.
The next birthday I have to send a card out for is my brother-in-law Chris in March. (I already bought a card for my dad's birthday as I didn't think I'd have my crap together in time to make him a card by next week, of course - Murphy's Law.) See the pictures below! I used a punch/embosser to do the scallopped edges, and of course I need a different size to make that look ideal. I used my letter stamps and a couple of other stamp sets to create the graphics. And on the back is a "made by" stamp with my John Hancock in it. For my first shot, I am utterly pleased with myself! Now I just need to think about how I can add more color to it since the white is so blah. But here I am anyway giving myself a pat on the back!