One Mama Duck

Crafting my way through life - one adventure at a time.

Hi! I'm LisaDV. Thanks for stopping by. This is my life, crazy and chaotic most of the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy Birthday ...Cards, that is

I'm participating in a card swap at 2ps.  The first category is feminine birthday cards.  Well, I perused the net and found this card for inspiration. So last weekend, I started by adhering sequins to a cardstock mason jar. But the glue got on the outside and it was gross.  Then I used glossy accents all over the top of the sequins.  But that didn't look right.  Then I cut vellum and machine stitched around filling the inside with sequins.  The idea was ok, but the machine stitching was blah. But I think it would be ok for a layout about canning.  Finally, I grabbed the embroidery thread, separating to 3 strands and stitched the jars and filled them with sequins.  Oh, and the original papers and card bases, didn't do anything for me so I reprinted my sentiment on cardstock, cut and folded the bases, cut my new pp's down, stamped my sentiment and glued it all down.  I'm actually pleased with the way these turned out.  Finally!!!  After a week.  My biggest mistake is I do all 6 at once, instead of doing 1 whole card and saying Yay or Nay.   My silhouette had quite the workout cutting all of those mason jars.  I used Lori Whitlock's "3 mason jars" scaled to the size of a Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm stamp set.

For this card, my inspiration was a Miss Kate Cuttables "balloon bouquet", which I either purchased from her site or got as a freebie from her site, although it is on silhouette as well. I had turned them into a print and cut.  So I cut them, pieced the balloons together. Kolette Hall Banner Words-Birthday.  The Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho Soup 2 parts Boy paper is bridging the SU! cardstock layers. The Night of Navy cs was embossed with a Darice clouds embossing folder.

Of course, now I'm thinking it could really be a masculine card.  Son says kid. Hubs says it could be used for any birthday.  What do you think child bday or masculine birthday?


  1. After all that trouble, those mason jar cards sure turned out cute!

  2. Cute cards! I think the 2nd is a great card for a guy, young or old!

  3. Great card! I agree with lil gik on who it should be for :)