Today my oldest daughter has turned 40 years old. How in the world did that happen? I thought it was only months ago--a couple of years, at most--that I was 40!!
Anyway, a 40th birthday deserves a very special birthday card, and here is what I made for her.
I created the format for this card in Microsoft Publisher. The "Exclusive" headline was printed separately; then I fussy-cut it and popped it up on the card. The little party hat and the two gifts were cut with an old Cuttlebug die and also popped up with foam tape.
I used that same Cuttlebug die to cut the balloons. I added a white highlight with my gel pen and some strings with a very fine black marker.
As you can see in the photo, I drew the strings so that they looked like they were tied around her Pooh Bear's arm.
She was such a happy baby, and she loved her Pooh Bear.
The sentiment on the inside of my card was computer-generated. I added a few more balloons and another party hat--all popped up on foam tape.
I enjoy making these "Birthday Times" cards and personalizing them with a photo and a few die-cuts.
Publisher is a program that I don't use often enough when I'm making cards. I think it's much easier to manipulate images and text in this program than it is in MS Word.
I hope you are all having a splendid weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.