Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Vintage Birthday Cards

Good morning everyone... I hope you are doing well!
April and May are huge birthday months for my family... so I wanted to share a couple of Vintage style cards that I made.  The first card is for my sweet Mother-n-Law.  I created the paper flowers out of an old dictionary... they were so fun to make! The one on the right might be a touch too big... I got a bit carried away! :o)  
The second card is for my wonderful Dad...  his birthday is this Sunday.  I added a strip of dictionary paper to his card and the circles were cut out of cork. I wanted to keep his very masculine!
The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping...  and it cuts out perfectly with the #18 Nestie.  I love how fast these came together and I'm very happy with the way they turned out... and no coloring was required!  I hope they like them! :)

That's it for now... Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Little Bit CraftyAnything goes
ABC ChallengeK for Kraft
Artistic StampersTexture + rubber stamp
Cards Galore- Vintage
Craft Room- In The Library (Use Books)
Cupcake Craft- Get your Kraft on
Flutterby Wednesdays- Flowers + butterflies or fairies (1st card)  
Kaboodle Doodles- 2 Different Patterned Papers
Make it Monday- always Anything Goes
Papertake WeeklyAnything Goes + optional use Kraft
Ruby's Rainbow- Happy Birthday
Shopping Our Stash-C13 Not Your Normal Paper (used a dictionary & cork)
Simon Says Stamp- Happy Birthday

Other Supplies:
Papers- MME, Authentique & Kraft CS 
Dies- QuicKuts nesting circles & scallops
Punches- MS Butterfly Punch, small circle punch    
Versafine Black Onyx- for sentiment
Tim Holtz Distressing tool and Vintage Photo ink
Embellishments from Stash- lace, pearls, rosette stickers, brads


Claire said...

These are brilliant cards hun and I love those flowers made from an old dictionary - brilliant work. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the papers and fab

Debs said...

Two beautiful cards Tammy - stunning flowers.
Debs xx

Michaela said...

Gorgeous cards for your loved ones,Tammy. Love them both.
Michaela xx

jimlynn said...

Tammy, both of these are fabulous!! I know your mother in law and your dad will just love them.
The flowers and lace on the first one are so beautiful and love the cork circles on the second one!

Danni said...

Both of these are just gorgeous!! Wow!! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I just love this card Tammy! :) The Vintage style is stunning with your papers and the flowers look amazing!! Thanks so much for stopping by to see my friend!! HUGS

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fab cards love your colour scheme and great use of the dictionary pages. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Esther said...

Lovely cards Tammy and fab use of dictionary pages - especially love the flowers ! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

Nikki said...

Great cards Tammy. I really like your paper flowers and that you used an old dictionary for the paper. What a great way to recycle. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.


Debi said...

2 gorgeous cards Tammy, love those colours, and love how you've used the old dictionary pages to create the flowers and background- Yum! thanks for sharing with us for our In the Library theme at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Davi said...

Oh Tammy, my friend you did outdo your self on these beauties!! The card for your MIL is STUNNING!! I love the cool flowers, just the right size with every gorgeous detail!! The one for your Dad is sooo cool. I love the little cork circles and the definition paper! They will LOVE them Im sure :)

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and Fabulous colors..Loz
Visited from MIM

Jennifer Grissom said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing at MIM! I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

Tress said...

Both these cards are lovely Tammy! Your Mother-in-law and your father will adore them!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, what amazing creations. Gorgeous colour combos and I love those flowers.
{I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Astrid Maclean said...

What a pretty card! Love the vintage colours and the way you have used the dies! Thank you for joining us over at the Artistic Stamper!

Jane said...

Both stunning cards, thank you for playing along with us on our first challenge at ALBC & good luck. I have some blog candy up for grabs on my blog so why not pop over and try your luck? Love Jane x

Basslady said...

your cards are totally awesome and striking!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Wendy said...

Fabulous cards, love your flowers...Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty with our first challenge of Anything Goes and good luck.
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

WOW! Such great vintage looks! I love how you've shown us how some of the same papers and elements and similar design can be used for both male and female cards!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, so elegant.Your Mum in law will adore your card.Love the flowers too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Tammy, fabulous colours and details. Beautifully flowers and lovely inking!!

Thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Birthday challenge
Heather xx

Sue M B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Tammy! I love those wonderful flowers on the first card… they look fab! and the lace and butterflies are really pretty!
and I love the fab papers on the 2nd card.. what a great idea to use the father definition on the border… and I love those cork circles! :-)
Hope you are having a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Dawny P said...

This is wonderful - a great design :) Thank you for joining us for our birthday celebrations over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Delphine said...

Beautiful! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Delphine xx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month withboth of your fabby masculine cards ;)
xoxo Sioux

Janice said...

Brilliant cards, lovely designs, just perfect. Jx

scrappindede said...

Great cards!! I love to use dictionary pages too!! The flowers are really nice. I spotted this on MIM and popped over to take a look. Thanks!

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely cards - thank you for taking part in the first challenge set by A Little Bit Crafty

Maria said...

These are beautiful, vintage style cards, the dictionary paper looks fabulous - i love your flowers! Thanks for joining in with our "in the library" challenge over at. Craft Room.

Maria x

alicaz said...

cool cards! Love how you used the cork and dictionary..
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

hazel said...

Fabulous cards, I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.