Thursday, 28 November 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello crafters!  Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!  I have a fun Happy Birthday card to share today.  I started by cutting the Dotty Balloons dies out of several different colours of card; red, aqua, wisteria, cobalt and iris card.  I added white backings to all of them and white squiggle strings.  I attached them to the top of the card with mounting foam for dimension and glued the strings down into a single point.  I cut the Noble Happy Birthday die out of white and black.  I used the black to shadow the Happy portion of the die and glued it to the left of the card.  For the Birthday version, I coloured each of the letters with a different polished silk glitter.  I used spray glue over the entire word, then masked each letter then poured the glitter over them.   It did take a little bit of time, but it looks great in real life (my close up pics grab all the sparkle the best!)   The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, great birthday card I cant wait to use mine I just need that sentiment love it. Take care Vi.x said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely happy card for this very wet morning, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU SUE AND OUR FRIENDS FROM TO FAR AWAY however you spend your day celebrating I hope it's full of family friends and love xxx

The full range of this birthday collection is way at the top of my list it's going to be so useful for me, the balloons and especially the sentiment are the dies I'm really looking forward to receiving over the big birthday and festive period then I can have fun putting together cards as beautiful as this (I hope) always look forward to your daily inspiration makes this time of day easier to cope with lol xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue. Happy Thanksgiving xx Hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Happy Thanksgiving. Lovely bright card this morning, suitable for either sex.

Barbara V

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Happy Thanksgiving to you Sue and all of our American friends. Steph, you said it all so beautifully, I hope you all haves lots of family and friends around and much to be thankful for.
I really loves at his card, made something like it for a friends 50th last week but I wish I had seen this beautiful sample, just to Sue and so classy, gorgeous.
Muriel x

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, very classy and elegant.


Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Happy thanksgiving to you Sue and all our friends in America , hope you have a wonderful day.
I just love this morning card and hoping that santa brings me these dies . I love how you have changed the colours on the sentiment as it looks really effective .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone of our American friends.Love this happy card it would cheer anyone up on this wet and windy day.
Jan x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends, wishing you a day filled with love and laughter, have a wonderful day.

What a great card today perfect for so many ages such lovely colours and dies used.

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Catherine Lyons said...

A great card i need those dies love the way you coloured the sentiment
Happy Thanksgiving.
Catherine v94

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and Happy Thanksgiving.
The card you have for us today is lovely and just with a different sentiment it would be appropriate for other special days too.
Have a great day.
Marie P.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Happy thanksgiving to all our American friends. I love your balloon dies they are so useful, now I just need to start collecting more of your sentiment dies. Only 4 more Christmas cards to make I Have never been so organised your Christmas inspiration has really helped

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the glittery letters.
Happy Thanksgiving.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving today Sue.

A beautiful birthday card today, love the way you have used different colours on the lettering it really makes it pop, hope the balloons don't pop (excuse the pun) ha ha.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving Day today. Another wonderful card, I really love the balloons and the way you have coloured the sentiment is great. Thank you for yet more amazing ideas. Sending best wishes

ahappycrafter50 said...

Really cheerful.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Happy Thanksgiving to ypu and all our American friends I love today's card it's so colourful I especially like the way you've used glitters on the sentiment I have thd balloons but need that lovely bold sentiment too

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone who celebrate today Enjoy love and friendship.
Beautiful card, suitable for all. Love how you've individually glittered each letter, they all look fantastic xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue and Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our American friends. Hope you all have an enjoyable day with family and friends.
Today’s card is fabulous and a great card for young or old.
Marion S x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Thanksgiving, a wonderful card & a great card for young to old. Yvonne xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Happy Thanksgiving to you...your family... and and all our American friends.
Beautiful birthday card today Sue. I love those balloons and their tail strings. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Love your fun card.

June Horrocks said...

Happy thanksgiving sue to you and yours the card is beautiful I loved the balloons when I first saw them at launch so much can be done with them
Love always june horrocks xxxxxxxx

karenlotty said...

Happy Thanksgiving
Great card SUE I have the balloons die It’s great for all ages and occasions

Kath said...

A fabulous card. I love the balloons - another product for my 'wish list'!
Kath x

sued99 said...

A really great card. X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely bright and cheerful card.

CraftyJo said...

Very cute - those letters are a real labour-of-love I reckon! ;)

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Thanksgiving to you and our American friends, I hope you all enjoy your celebrations. This is a lovely fun card and I really like the way you took the time to glitter the individual letters of the sentiment - a real labour of love but so worth it.


lindyloo12Somerset said...

Another beautiful card, the glitter looks amazing and was well worth the time spent to do it!

Jackie Durrant said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sue. Love this card so bright and cheery xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our American friends, hope you all have a lovely day
Love today’s card and I have the two sets of dies to recreate it. The different colours of glitter really make a statement and worth the time taken

Love and hugs to everyone

Pauline Austen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope you are spending it with lots of family and friends.
Brilliant card Sue. I wish that I had the balloon die as it makes such a great card suitable for all ages and genders. It may be time consuming cutting and glittering, but is worth worth every minute of one's time.
Hugs xxx Pauline

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Scottydog said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a lovely cheerful card, brightens up a horrible day. Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sue and to all our American friends. Hope you all have a wonderful day.
This is a brilliant card and great for all ages and lots of different occasions. I love the bright colours on this card but the colour choice is endless!!

Lesley S x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sending Thanksgiving Blessings! I like how you made your fun and colorful balloons have squiggly strings as opposed to straight strings. Mashing each letter in "Birthday" to glitter each and everyone of the letters is very pretty. That took some time. LOL.

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, such a bright cheerful card, would make anyone of any age smile on receiving it. Love Jean xxx

Joan McKevitt said...

What a lovely bright, "happy" birthday card, Sue....the colours and sparkle would brighten anyone's day!! Jo xx

Eunice Astle said...

Such a fun card Sue, absolutely love it!!!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Happy Thanksgiving all x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the colours, really cheery on such a dull day x must have been very time consuming but it looks so worth it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

ursula said...

This is beautiful Sue....Happy Thanksgiving to you today....luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sue. Love the sentiment and the way you have decorated it - so striking. I also think the strings are an interesting idea as I can think of lots of other ways to use them.


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Ohh my I love the coloured letters what a wonderful ldea
The rest of the card is perfect the balloons look amazing
Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea ��
Take care my friend
Theresa G

CCM said...

A simple , clean but beautiful B-day card. I cannot wait to receive this sentiment that I ordered together with a few more.

Hugs from Toronto

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it...Very classy post.

Pawprintx4 said...

What a cute, fun card for any age recipient.
Stephanie K

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I tried posting a comment this morning but for some reason it wouldn’t go my internet was playing up! Happy thanksgiving! Beautiful card I love the pretty colours, all dies used are gorgeous, and because it’s my birthday I’m going to pretend it’s to me lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue and everyone, Happy Thanks Giving. What a lovely cheery card great die. Xx Thanjs Helen Terry xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What I fab card, and happy thanksgiving to you and your American crafters - hope it was a good one.