Monday, September 19, 2016

Taylored Expressions Best. Day. Ever.

It's been so much harder to keep up with friends since I've started working full-time.  We used to be able grab coffee, or lunch, or happy hour - or a walk - or volunteer together at church - anything just to keep up with each other.  Now it's a much more conscious effort.  I wasn't positive I'd be able to find time in both of our schedules get together for one of my dear friend's birthday - so I made sure I had a card done and in the mail.  It needed to be bright and cheerful, more cute than elegant, not over the top girly but still feminine. Here's what I came up with.

Taylored Expressions Presents Cutting Plate

I am a huge fan of that sentiment. It definitely fulfilled the "cheerful" part of my card.  Check!  I thought the banner paper was "cute" without being "cutesy".  Check!!  I liked the splashes of pink but it didn't get too girly particularly since I focused on blues and greens in the cardstock.  Check!!!

The presents are from a Taylored Expressions die that is really handy for quick and easy birthday cards.  It cuts the presents and the frame.  Then there are dies to cut the colored paper for behind the presents.  I added a bit more with the trio of banners and the patterned paper - but it's a fabulous card if you just put a sentiment in the open space.

Taylored Expressions Presents Cutting Plate


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4 comments:

Happy Dance said...

You make the best birthday cards! This is fun and festive, and the colors are perfectly 'birthday!' Love the banner dp, and that stack of presents. I'm sure your friend will adore this, and I hope you're able to find time in your schedules to get together to celebrate her birthday. Bev

Lisa said...

This is cheerful and festive Kim, very cute!

cm said...

Goal definitely accomplished, Kim...a chic, stylish card that your friend will adore, as do I! Fingers crossed you'll have openings in your schedule to spend time with her in the near future. Hope your job is bringing you joy...
~c

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! Love this pretty cheerful card with these lovely colors