Happy 30th Birthday

Happy 30th Birthday
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DAY 22: This month I’m blogging daily because there are soooo many cards I’ve never taken the time to blog about. Today’s featured cards are from September 2010 when I had two dear friends who turned 30.

Sometimes it’s more efficient to make multiples of the same card, so when I had two girl friends with 30th birthdays, I made them each the same card and they never knew their card was a twin (of sorts). 🙂

30th birthday cards

For anyone wondering how I put the card together, I’ll try to recall what I did. I used some black cardstock and put it into an embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug (which is much older than the new mode featured in the link) to get the raised grid pattern. Then, I took a sanding block from my Sanding Kit and sanded away the raised edges to reveal the contrasting white inner core. I stuck the black cardstock onto a white card base and them added a lacy trim to the left with some pink paper cut with a Stampin’ Up! paper punch and a strip of white embossed paper. I used my Cricut Expression machine to cut the “30” and stamped my sentiment and birthday hat and hand cut them. I added a pink eyelet to the handmade tag and threaded a pink grossgrain ribbon through it. Using some Copic glitter markers, I colored the birthday hat and added a little pink sparkle to make it more festive.

Thank you for reading my blog! I appreciate having readers – thank you. 🙂

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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