February 2015 CARD SWAP Birthday

Our theme for the February''s Card Swap was "BIRTHDAY"  that included the challenge to use nature/floral and add a border of some sort.  This theme is an annual one for our ladies to take and shine with their creativeness - and who doesn't need extra birthday cards?!  

     Due to SNOW and winter weather - we weren't able to physically meet; but our swap still produced some very creative birthday cards!

Here are the cards from the swap... enjoy!

Cream, black, brown and gold - this card says Happy Birthday in an elegant way! The detail of the embossed front adds to the elegance to this card along with the embellishment of a beautiful ribbon bow and a golden embossed "Happy Birthday" stamped greeting.  Inside is a contrast color top-note card with black embossed greeting saying "May your birthday be as special as you are"  - great job, Pam!

LOVE this whimsical card - with a natural color scheme of browns, tan, greens and an accent of turquoise - add the varied die-cut designs, matching double-sided paper bow and embossed texture - makes this a fabulous birthday card!   Check out the POP of the inside with the added effects of the cut-out embellishment & stamped greetings that carries out the color scheme through-out the card.  Maria always sets the standards high for our card swaps with her creations!

This card would be perfect for any birthday - it features a white embossed design front card layered on a red card and stamped "Happy Birthday".  The colored stamped and cut-out flowers - embellished with 3D pearl centers makes for the perfect focal point to this card.  The cut-out flowers continue on as a border for the inside of this birthday card.  A stamped envelope finishes off this delightful birthday card by Kimberly!

Has this card got "humor" or what... "Birthdays are like hairballs...the more you have - the more you want to gag"! Makes me laugh out loud!!  The bright colors used of yellow and lime green; embellished with ribbon, hemp string and embossed textured paper - grab your attention, but the stamped and colored cat is the star!   Inside continues the color scheme with the stamped "punch line of the greeting"!  This card also includes a  stamped greeting envelope that has a green-color liner.  April - this card is AWESOME!

Here's a fabulous colorful birthday card that features layers from pretty paper designs with an embossed stamped tree accented with glitter.  The colorful "eyelash" ribbon adds the perfect touch to this card.  Check out the multi-layers of the printed paper landscape - cool, huh!  The punched flower border and tassel ribbon add texture and an eye appealing grab at the bottom of this card.  Inside the card is completed with a colorful die-cut 3D bird and embossed stamped greeting.  Angie has created a "show-stopper" of a card here with her swap!

This card features a new SU stamp that's embossed in black and colored with copic markers on watercolor paper.  3D paper-pieced balloons accent the stamped image along with a embossed textured paper picket fence that borders the bottom of the card.  Paper punched flowers with sequin centers and an embossed "Happy Birthday from the Herd" finish off the front of this "HeeHaw" card!!  Inside features another embossed paper-pieced balloon and stamped greeting with room for a personal greeting to the special birthday recipient!

Thanks for joining us and letting us share our card swap for February with you!  Here's a link to last month's swap here - "Valentine" themed cards. 

     Next month's challenge is to create a "Viva la France" cards using the color PINK!  Ooh La La! This should be fun!  Be sure and check back for next month's swap!

     Hope you are enjoying your WINTER TIME snow days!  Remember to hug the ones you love the most... until next time!

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