Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Brother's Birthday Card

I made this card for my brother's birthday! 
This was cut with the Nifty Fifties Cricut cardtridge. I just love the way it turned out!
This cartridge is full of fun images from that era.
And since we he was born in this era, it is only appropriate that I make a card representing the 50's!

I ran the red background piece thru a Spellbinder's impression plate. The car bumper is some glittery paper, but it doesn't show up very well in this photo. And I used Glossy Accents on the letters (which wasn't completely dry when I took this photo, so it looks a little cloudy!)

...and the inside sentiment was printed on the computer.
I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the balloons, and added some Sew Easy twine for the strings.

I am going to enter this into the
and hope to win one of her new fabulous stamp sets in her random drawing!!!! is perfect for the current RETRO challenge at Scrappy Moms!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lisa Elton said...

Well happy birthday to your brother! Love the retro drive in look Mackie and the colors are perfect with it. I just saw something on TV about drive ins making a come back. I loved going to them when I was a little girl ;)!!

Jeri said...

This is just a fabulous card. First because it's a wonderful guy card (always hard for me) and the sentiment inside is just perfect to go along with the image on the front. The background paper is great, too. Thanks for sharing at Cardz TV.

Melissa said...

This is very cute, I never used this cute but have always wanted to, I might have to try it, thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining CTVS!

girlia said...

Oh how cute is this. Amazing job! thanks for joining us this week at CTVS for the anything goes challenge

Karen said...

This card is so cute! I love the embossing and the background paper! The inside looks great too! I'm a new follower! :)


Arielle H Gordon said...

Holy cow - this is AWESOME!!! Your colors and papers are perfect for this card!

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

Very cute 50's card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :D

- Mel

Georgiana said...

The drive-in is definitely retro. They were fun days! Great card! Hope you will stop by and see my retro entry.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love your card! Great embossing!

Sarah said...

Awesome card-- LOVE that embossing plate you used-- what a perfect addition for this card. Thanks for creating with us at Cardz TV for the challenge!

Sarah :)
Cardz TV DT

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! This is just fabulous!! Love the whole layout of your card. That great card and the awesome bg papers! Thank you so very much for joining our Cardz TV challenge!!!! :)

~ Jo ~ said...

This card is fantastic! I love the retro feel of it and the colors are so fun, they pop! Thank you for playing along with us this week at CardzTV!


Sue Lelli said...

mackie, I'll bet your brother just LOVED this card! LOBR the inside with the balloons and the funny sentiment! GREAT card!

Saundra said...

Oh! This is perfect! Love the 50's feel! Thanks for sharing at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Jennifer said...

Awesome 50's card! Thanks so much for joining us in this challenge!
Jennifer CTVS DT

Shawnee said...

This is such a cute 50s card. I love the paper you used. Great job! Thank you for joining us at CardzTV Stamps Challenge!!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card for your brother!
I think it is pretty cool!
Thank You for joining us over at Cardz TV