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Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy birthday silhouette...

One of my beautiful granddaughters turned 9 recently, and I made this card for her. I used a freebie silhouette stamp that came with my last issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. I heat-embossed the stamped image with black embossing powder and then cut it out with a Spellbinder's Floral Ovals die.

It's difficult to see in either off these photos, but the black strip of cardstock across the center is embossed with a border embossing folder that also came with the magazine. My sentiment is framed with a Spellbinder's Fancy Tags die.

I love this little Silhouette stamp, and I can see myself using it again - especially for those girly cards I will need for my other four granddaughters. Yup - I've got 5 granddaughters and 5 grandsons. It's so nice that they're evenly split like that!

I used a larger oval die from the same Spellbinder's set for my inside. It's such a pretty die and nicely dresses up my card's interior.

If you live in the U.S., did you go out shopping today to catch some of the Black Friday sales? I'm writing this post ahead of time, but as I write this, I am planning on going for a couple of hours with my daughter and her husband. My husband will definitely NOT be going. That is so not his idea of a good time. lol

I enjoy sharing this U.S. tradition with my kids, but I never go out if it's just me. I just wish that none of the stores would open until 5:00 a.m. Friday morning. Some of them are now open on Thanksgiving Day, and I always feel bad for those who have to work instead of spending the day with their families.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a pretty card ... that was a great freebie!
Yes, I took the day off work yesterday to get my Christmas shopping done. Black Friday is quite a new 'import' for us and I don't think the sales are just as good as what they are in the US ... got a few bargains though! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Well how beautiful this card is. I too subscribe to that magazine and love the stamps, paper etc. that are included (worth the price). Had family for Thanksgiving and yes we did laugh a LOT what fun.

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful and elegant Cheryl! The silhouette looks fabulous! Love the fancy die cuts!

Sue said...

Love your pretty in pink card for your Granddaughter. I also got that freebie and haven't used it, but now that I have seen what you did with it, I must get it back out. Inside of your card is as lovely as they outside, bet she loved it. I don't go out on black friday anymore, but I did buy some things online.