" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Don't Look, Cindy!!!

   I've been working on a birthday card for my good friend, Cindy. I am hoping she won't look at this post. She's pretty busy, so I think I am safe. "No peeking, Cindy!"
    Anyway, I've only made the sidestep card once, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try it again.  I found  the written directions from this blog: http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com/2009/06/side-step-card-tutorial_11.html  It really was not difficult with these directions at all.
     I used five different stamps for this card. The sentiment is a stamp from Stampendous. The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Hero Arts, and the circle stamp is from Stampin Up called So Many Scallops. I used my SU scallop punch to get the white rim. The long gifts stamp is also from Stampin Up, but I don't know the name of it. If someone knows, please email the name and I will put it on the set.
For Cindy
   I added linked beads and lace around the sentiment. Pink is Cindy's favorite color, I had to use pink on her card. Pink roses from Prima gives the card a feminine look.
   I love Tim Holtz's rosette die cut. I have a heck of a time making it,though. I think I've said this before, but it's no better.  I found a solution that seems to work.  After I have the strip made from the die cut, I put clear postal tape over it. It seems to hold the strip together without ripping when I am folding back and forth. Yipee!!
  The frog is another favorite of Cindy's. I'm pretty sure she calls her car "Kermit" 'cause it's green. This is another stamp from Stampin Up called Pocket Fun. 
     I used Spellbinder's spiky circle and added the white enamel dots with Ranger's Enamel Accents. The paper behind the rosette is wrapping paper that came on a gift. I thought it was pretty, so I kept it and hoped I could use it on another project. Here it is...on this card. I love to recycle.
    I hope Cindy likes this card. She is a special person..like a sister. She helped to get me started into card making. She was our Stampin Up demonstrator for years. Isn't it nice when you can make lasting friends over
glue, glitter, and ink. Thanks for being there, Cindy... Oops....I hope she reads this after her birthday party..


  1. This is gorgeous Connie! So many wonderful embellishments and I love that frog popping up. Happy Birthday to Cindy!

  2. Wow! I am sure Cindy will love this card! It's pink! What is not to love. The embellishments are fabulous. Happy Birthday to Cindy!

  3. This is a great birthday card for Cindy! She is going to love it!! Happy Birthday Cindy!