Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Very Special Birthday Card -- for The Cutting Cafe

I'm posting today for The Cutting Cafe, and the assignment is to use The 2015 Calendar Printable Set or The 2015 Day Calendar Printable Set.  There are so many possibilities with either of these!  Here's what I decided.
I have a very special friend, one of the first people I met when I moved to Chetek nearly 30 years ago, who is turning 95 in a couple months.  I decided to use the 2015 Day Calendar Printable Set to make a very special birthday card:

 Milt's birthday is, obviously, March 26, so I printed that day from the set.  I also used the Birthday Tags Printable Set for the "wish" sentiment, punched with a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. 
The papers have been in my stash forever.  I believe they are from My Mind's Eye.  I made the flowers using Ariana stamps and dies by Heartfelt Creations.  The Kraft card base is from Close To My Heart.  
I wanted the card to have a masculine feel, yet be for a man who always had a beautiful flower garden.  I hope I pulled it off!
Visit The Cutting Cafe blog on Jan. 21 or later to see the other wonderful creations from this talented design team.  Leave a comment on the post for a chance to win 3 sets of your choice.  There are many wonderful sets to choose from!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - for a Man
Cardz 4 Guys -- ATG


  1. I love it. GREAT COLORS Julie, your flowers are so pretty also.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. JULIE, this is so pretty, wow 95 what a blessing...i love everything about this card..pretty colors to

  3. Who says men don't do flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

  4. Great idea to include the date in the card, so much more personal.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz.:)

  5. Very pretty flowers.Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  6. Julie, your card is so pretty! I love the colors you used.

  7. 95, wow! Love that you took the time to make a really special card! Digging the colors!

  8. Julie, I absolutely LOVE the colors on your card. wow.. 95? That's a big milestone.

  9. Well I was just typing away and my message disappeared! if it arrives in duplicate, sorry lady. I was commending you for being so organized AND thoughtful and somewhat ashamed that I'm still working on cards that should be mailed TODAY! This is so fun and very pretty with your complimentary color choices! She's going to love it!

  10. What a fantastic card for your friend Julie! I love it!!!

  11. beautiful card :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

  12. Great card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  13. brilliant card and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

  14. Brilliant classy card and love thos colours. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments last week and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back this week for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx