October 19, 2011

Christmas Birthday - Two cards in one

Hi, at a time of year when most of us are thinking about making our Christmas cards I also have to think about making a Christmas Birthday card and I amsure some of you do also.  There are so many people that have a birthday on Christmas day or very near, for instance my son's birthday is the 22nd and he will be 41 this year, he is old not me LOL.
I am hosting the challenge this week at Crafty Creations so I have set the challenge to make that Christmas birthday card.
Also I had a friend sometime ago ask me to make a birthday card for his uncle that will turn 91 on Christmas Day, this is what helped me pick my challenge.  The card I made is for him not my son, but I hoping I will get ideas and inspiration for my son's card from everyone that joins in the challenge, so head on over to Crafty Creations and jump in, there is a prize to be won.

This card will be hard to show in just one picture so there will be several.  Here is the front of the card.
The paper has like a leather suede feel to it and came in one of my Dazzles monthly kit I get.  The clock and sentiment is also from that kit and are Dazzzle stickers.  I stuck the clock Dazzle sticker on a piece of that suede paper and then cut out around it.  I colored in some areas with my StazOn Metallic ink pad using a paint brush to color just some small areas.  I also added a brad to the center of the clock face to hold the arms.  Not sure anyone will notice but I put the hands at "9" and "1" for 91 years old. The paper behind the clock is like old catalog paper that I crinkled up and then inked some of the wrinkled places, was trying to go for a vintage look.
Here is the inside of the card
The sentiment was computer generated, then cut out using one of my Nesties.  Now onto the Christmas part of the card.
The Christmas tree was cut from the Christmas Noel cartridge and shadowed with the red paper.  The Christmas papers are from a K & Company Christmas stack that I got last year.  Again the sentiment is computer generated.  Here is a front view of the card.
I stuck the two cards together back of the birthday card to the front of the Christmas card.  Here is another view.
I hope they like this card, I tried to make it very special since it such a big milestone.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please leave a comment I just love to hear what others think of my creations.  And don't forget to stop by Crafty Creations and join in this weeks challenge to make  Christmas Birthday card.

Challenges for this card
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Stephanie said...

That's very creative. It's a great card and I love all the decorative elements.

Cricut Couple said...

This couldn't possibly be any more clever! Holy Cow! Brilliant!!

Lisa M said...

Now that's completely wonderful expressing birthday and Christmas sentiments all at the same time, but not "jilting" them of their birthday. Ingenious idea! :D

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Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Donna, I love this!!! I have a relative that was born on Christmas Day -- what a wonderful idea!!! TFS!

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Hrvatica said...

Gorgeous card. Love the idea of the two cards in one idea.

Merlyn said...

Hi.. I saw your card at MIM.. This is superb one.. Very creative.. Two cards in one.. Very very nice..

Loz said...

Fantastic cards Donna..Popped over from Make-it-Monday for a look..Loz

marilynprestonn said...

Donna, this is sooo pretty. Love that Christmas tree and your fun die cuts too. Way to go with posting and inspiring this fun challenge gf. :)Peggy