Thursday, March 05, 2015

PPA 242

This is my first card as a design team member on Pals Paper Arts.  I've played along with the challenges for a long time now and I'm excited to be a part of the team!

When I saw these colors, I automatically thought St. Paddy's Day!  I usually make one or two of those, but didn't really have any stamps that worked.  I decided to do a birthday card and ended up making two.

Am I the only one who stamps & cuts two of everything, just in case?!  I definitely do, and then I end up with a pile of extras.  I'm trying not to do that so I made a second right away to keep in my stash. Let me know if you do this too, and which one you like best!

I may end up using one for my oldest son's birthday in April.  He is definitely the Irish man in our family.  He has red hair and has always told me he doesn't need to wear green on St. Paddy's Day because people know he is Irish.  My youngest says he is 100% Italian.  They both have the same father and mother so it's pretty funny!

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Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful spring birthday card! Love that gold embossed balloon! My hubby is Irish.....born on St Patrick's Day!

Dawn Tidd said...

A dynamic duo, Michelle! Love the banner across the balloon.

Katy McGloin said...

You know you have a great combination when you cannot decide which you like best! Well done, Michelle, on the challenge. We are so excited to have you on the team!! Now, off to pin both of your sweet cards.... :)

Michelle Gleeson said...

A great festive birthday card. I especially like the gold embossed balloon.

Patti MacLeith said...

a happy card, indeed!

Marlene said...

This is a beautiful card with a terrific layout. The balloons are GORGOEUS. You're so clever.