Monday, July 2, 2018

A Birthday Card for Lexie

I belong to a bunch of Facebook groups and in one of them there was a post looking for birthday cards for a girl named Lexie.  She was turning 21 and suffers from autism; the poster asked everyone who could to send her a card.  I had just gotten another bunch of unbranded dies in the mail {every day is a holiday when you order dies from China - you never know what you are going to get on any given day!} so I decided to use them to make Lexie's card.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Shimmer Pink Card
Pink, Blue, Light Green, Green, Coral and Yellow Cardstock
Unbranded Dies {all of the Frames}
Sue Wilson Dies, Blushing Rose, #CED1448
Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiments Four, #CYNS-172
Hero Arts Ink in Bubble Gum

I had so much fun making this card! It is completely out of my comfort zone to mix and match dies from different sets and manufacturers and I was honestly surprised at how well this card came out.

My favorite parts are the roses and leaves.  I used light green for the top of the leaves and a darker green on the bottom; the roses have a light pink shimmer card on the top and a darker pink on the bottom.  I am just thrilled at how cool they look!

The card is fairly self explanatory - I cut the dies, layered them and attached them to the card.  I stamped the sentiment and nestled that in the center.  Easy peasy!  Lexie should be getting this card in a few days and I hope she likes it! 

If you'd like specific information on the products I used, drop me an email using the "Contact Me' form on the right side of this blog.  I hope you and yours are enjoying the weather - it's been so hot out here in Colorado we are breaking records!  AND PLEASE remember to bring your animals inside after dark for the next few days; fireworks can traumatize an animal so badly that they'll run until they get lost, run into traffic or even pass away from fright.  Let's all have a wonderful 4th of July {and a belated Happy Canada day!} - Fondly, Christi

I am entering my Birthday Card for Lexie in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - M, #49, Anything Goes Option: Say it with Flowers
Incy Wincy - Flowers
Scrapbook Stamp Society - M, #144, Anything Goes, Option Use Dies and/or Punches
Dies-R-Us - #100 Anything Goes using Dies Carried by DRU
Lost Coast Portal - #56, Something Beginning with B {Birthday}
a2z Scrapbooking - M, Birthday Bash
Always Happy Birthday - M, Happy Birthday


  1. Wonderful card Christi! The way you have layered the die cuts looks lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. Beautiful design and happy colors ... doesn't get any better than that! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. Love the reason for the creation! Can you share the post or details on how to send Lexie a birthday card, please? Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Flower Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

  4. This is gorgeous, Christi! I love all the intricate layers and beautiful flowers! Such a great cause too! I am sure Lexie will be happy with all the cards she receives. Yes, my cats are terrified of fireworks, sirens, thunder, any loud noises. They are indoor cats but luckily we live in a rural area now so we don't have to worry about the fireworks like we did in town. Ours were on July 1 for Canada Day as well as the previous weekend for the local festival. I hope you enjoy your July 4 holiday!

  5. I love your card Christie, fab happy colours. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs and have a fun week, Sue xx

  6. So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Happy Birthday.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  7. So pretty!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  8. lovely birthday card! your layering of the different die cuts is beautiful! thanks for joining the lost coast designs "starts with b" challenge!

  9. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in The Crafty Addicts Challenge this time and good luck :)

  10. What nice layers of die cuts on your nice birthday card! I'm glad to see your card in the a2z Scrapbooking challenge.

  11. What a nice Birthday card. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast challenge.

  12. Quite lovely. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  13. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Something beginning with B challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AHB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Nice card, Christi! Thank you for joining up in the "I Spy something B" challenge over on the Lost Coast Design Portal to Creativity Blog.

  16. I love your combo of dies...great design! She will love it.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  17. Hi, Christi! Your card is lovely, thank you for joining Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    Hugs, Miria DT member

  18. Christi be autiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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