Thursday, December 26, 2013

And Have Yourself A Merry, Little Birthday Now

Just for fun, I decided to enter the Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge to make a Christmas-sy Birthday card.  Actually when I saw the challenge idea, the sentiment idea popped into my head.  This is a one layer card.  I found a really neat trick for printing sentiments on one layer cards.  In Microsoft Word, I leave page 1 blank.  This is the back side of the card.  On the second page, I set up my individual sentiment to fill one page.  Yes it will look big, don't panic.  Today's was very easy because I wanted it pretty much centered on the page.  When I go to print, I then go to print options and print 4 pages on a paper.  It will print exactly where I want it and I just have to cut my paper in half and fold.  I do always do a test sheet just to check my sizing but it's very easy.  Then I stamped my cupcake and masked the cupcake and the ornament in order to add my blue background and my snowflakes.  The snowflakes come from the new Calendar set.  The cupcake is a retired stamp called Birthday Cupcake.  I simply masked off the cherry to add the snowflake.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - Make a Christmas-sy Birthday Card
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Last Minute Christmas Cards
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes for December
Creatalicious - Wishes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Celebrate
Glitter and Sparkle - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Christmasy with a Sentiment Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas using Non-Traditional Colours


  1. Well done for a one layered card. Love the masking idea. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
    Olga DT G'nS

  2. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. I love this - it doesn't look like a one-layer card at all - very impressive! And thank you for the tip on printing a sentiment in Word - I plan to try it myself. So happy you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Non-Traditional Christmas Colours challenge. Best of luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  4. This is so sweet!!!! What a fun Christmasy Birthday Card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends!

  5. What a great sentiment for a December birthday! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  6. Sympa ! Merci pour ta participation au creative card crew challenge

  7. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.