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CAS Birthday

Hi all!  Happy MLK Day!  Hoping some of you had an extra day off today too.  I got to spend the morning doing some crafty shopping.  Fun, right? 

Today I have a very simple birthday card to share.  We went to a first birthday party yesterday for a cousin's sweet baby boy.  He is such a cutie and our kiddies love him so much!

I went with Sister Stamps Takeo.  You might notice that little blip in the green balloon.  I was going to color the balloons transparent so the other balloons would be visible underneath too but got kind of lazy and then tried to hide the orange with the green but it's still there.  I think it still looks okay.  See also more gold matting and gold letters that were cut with PTI alphabet dies.  I love the gold!

This is the inside.  I used MFT's horizontal giftcard die to hold some cash for the birthday boy.  I used the cute koi washi paper too.  I just bought another sheet today on my crafty shopping trip.  I first thought they had run out but I checked out the papers underneath the top few sheets and found a small stash of these left.  I guess people do not put the sheets back in the right places! 

I think I need someone to kick me in the butt to get going and open my Etsy store.  I've been stuck in the same place for a couple months now thinking about shipping and returns and blah blah blah.  Took me weeks to think of a name and even now I want to change it.  I have 3 extra calendars I wanted to list in the store and now I'm thinking I might run out of time and it's kind of silly to buy a calendar when the year will be half gone by the time I open my store. 

Gotta feed the hungry babies now.  Thanks for stopping by!


This turned out cute I must say.... the balloon looks great can't really tell. I hear you about the Etsy store, I've heard good / and bad plus they charge a fee also right....I'm still contemplating yet!
Love this CAS card and how you colored Takeo's hair. Good luck on your Etsy store. How exciting.
Lynn said…
You did a great job on this card too. I think the balloon problem is only visible to you :] I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who is stuck in a craft business limbo. I don't even have little ones at home to look after anymore, but I still can't seem to progress beyond the blog...and it needs some work...lots!
Rachel Parys said…
He is a doll, and those balloons look perfect!!
Cheryl said…
Couldn't tell about the balloons, still looks good! Good luck with the etsy store!
Anonymous said…
KICK! KICK! I'm kicking you as hard as I can!!!

Just adore this card. That gold around the edges are really pretty. Anyone would love this card!


Denice said…
gosh darn it...your projects are so adorable! i'm considering that mft die, but it will have to wait until the last xmas bill is paid.

yes, must open an etsy store. i've been thinking of doing so myself. I must tell you....I buy from etsy soooooooooooooooooooooo much!

I would comment on all of your sweet projects but i have terrible cuts on 3 fingers....ouch!

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