Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You Say It’s Your Birthday…

NaNa! NaNa! NaNa! Well It’s My Birthday Too! 

Ha! Remember that from the movie Sixteen Candles?  I think that could have been my favorite part! 

Anyway – back to business!  Today is Jacksonbelle Tuesday and we were challenged to use something new!  Well that sure wasn’t hard!  I needed a Birthday card and gift bag for a friend so I made sure I used something new!  I almost feel like a cheater!!    

I’ve had these plastic gift-bags from Wal-Mart for a while.  They are pretty big and very sturdy.  They have a clear pocket on the front to hold a card.  I just took some Basic Grey Bittersweet paper matted with some Close to Cocoa SU! cardstock and cut it to fit, I sponged the edges a bit with some Versamagic Java ink,  and added a brad to each corner and  a bit of Jody’s Red Line adhesive to hold it in place.  

The card is 5.5 x 5.5 – since I was going to put it in the pocket of the bag I didn’t need an envelope to fit!  It was such a simple card – it took me maybe 3 minutes!! I used Closed to Cocoa SU! cardstock for the base and one piece of Bittersweet paper.  I scrounged the ribbon (that was already tied) from my stash of I-must-save-this-just-in-case-I-might-need-it-some-day and slapped it on there!  I used a Basic Grey Bittersweet Chipboard sticker  to frame the Happy Birthday sentiment!  I LOVE simple cards like this!

Please play along with this challenge “New Year – New Stuff” and use something new!!!  It doesn’t have to be Jbelle – perhaps something you got for Christmas that you just haven’t used yet! If you post on Splitcoast be sure to use the code JBE035 so we can find it! 

Check out the other DT members to see what they used!

Maren Benedict

Melissa Bove

Jennifer Buck

Jill Dunn

Kimberly O’Rosky

AJ Otto

Heather Lee-Reppen

Shannan Teubner

Michelle Woerner

Taylor Usry

Rachel Baird

Lynda Benden

Beth Thomas

Lindsey Botkin


Kim said...

What a great idea. Love the little bag and the matching card. That Bittersweet paper rocks!

Jill said...

way to go! I love simplicity when stamping too. I love the way you dressed up the gift bag.

Ravengirl said...

It's gorgeous! It's wonderful when an easy card turns out so great! Love that new BG line.

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! Great set!

Melissa said...

WOW! The card and gift bag is so beautiful Kisa!! Awesome job!! My Bday is Sunday!! hint hint LOL

Hugs, Melissa

Lynda Benden said...

Both your card and bag are wonderful Kisa! What a neat bag, I have never seen that before! The Bittersweet paper is so perfect!

marywebb said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Kisa,
Happy BIrthday to you!!!

I asked Andrew if he made breakfast in bed this morning and he just giggled and looked at me like "Are you nuts Mrs. Webb?" He's such a cutie!!! I told him he could have at least taken you a bowl of cereal if he didn't want to cook!!!

I hope you had a great day, and your something new project is wonderful!!1

Rachel Hope said...

ACK, I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I was rushing out the door this morning and almost forgot my head :D

Beth Thomas said...

Love when something just comes together! These are gorgeous, Kisa! I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled!

Heather said...

Your project is absolutely fabulous! Hope you had a great birthday!!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Super cute altered bag, Kisa! Love the card too! What great Bittersweet paper and chipboard! Was it your birthday? OMG, well, happy birthday to you!!!!!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

aaah!!! pretty pretty pretty! hope you had a great birthday, I know I'm a day late in saying so...it happens. :D

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card! Happy Birthday!

Linn said...

stunning! just stunning!


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