Holiday Birthday

I am going there today.  Yep, I am bypassing two months worth of holidays to get right to the big gun holiday-Christmas.  I am so going to be prepared this season.  :-) Yeah right!  LOL!  My amazing SIL celebrates her birthday in December and I want to be sure to have a proper handmade card for her.  I always feel guilty buying a card off the rack.  I really hope I didn't just ruin your image of me.  It happens though. 
The card I share today is for Crafty Creation's newest challenge: Holiday Birthday cards.
I think I might type this for every card I do but I seriously like this card because it has jingle bells!  How can one not like the sound these tiny pieces of metal make upon shaking?  Well, unless it's 16 preschoolers shaking them violently before they are supposed to in our Christmas program.  :-) 
A super simple card and easy to make with one single sheet of pattern paper (Authentique) and quite a few embellies.  I layered the red velvet trim  and added those large Making Memories sheet music poinsettia's with a button and two bells using some silver twine I found in my garage.    Next I stamped the sentiment (Lil Inker's) with black ink  and then attached the library bracket with brads.  Two photo corners were placed on the left edges  and then I added some Platinum Stickles to the birds nestled on the branch.  Done!

Challenges for this card:
ABC Christmas: "U" for unused stash (bells, flowers, library bracket, brads, and photo corners)
Clear It Out: Trims (velvet and silver twine)
ICSketches: #136 Sketch
Use It Tuesdays: #17 Metal (brads, library pocket, and bells)

Thanks for hopping by!



I think the same way too.. I always feel guilty about sending a store bought card when everyone knows I make them.. it's weird.
What a great card! Diggin' the jingle bells as well:) I love a chippy white glittery bell or a nice rusty old bell to add character.
Your MIL will love this I am sure:)


I love the jingle bells, too! Fantastic holiday time birthday card. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!


Yep, I love those little bells also.. What a pretty card..

Hugs, Linda

Audrey Pettit

I so love the jingle bells, too! This is adorable, Amy! Love the birds and the glittered accents. :) Believe it or not, I'm about ready to move on from Halloween and into Christmas.....and that's amazing coming from me.


WOW ... this is fabulous Amy! Love the design and your jingle bell embellishments are awesome!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Birthday' challenge at The Sisterhood. We do hope you'll come back again next challenge.

one of the 'Sistahs'


Gorgeous textures Amy. Love the beautiful flower and the red music sheet on it. cool and crisp look for a Christmas birthday. :)Peggy

P.S. Sorry to see you leave CCC, but I get how we need to choose our priorities and health is always the most important think. I wish you all the best Amy, and yes, I will stop by here too. hugsxo


Well this is a wonderful start to your holiday cards ... I love the bells too!


What a gorgeous card--love it and those jingle bells are awesome! Glad you joined us at UIT this week!


Pretty card! I love the slightly vintage feel and the bells.


Beautifully done card. I'm sure it will be well recieved. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday- Haven UIT

Annette Allen

beautiful Birthday card... I love the vintage look...


Beautiful card :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out

Angi Barrs

Beautiful! Love the musical notes on the flower. :)


Hugs to you hun. Lovely Christmas card. Lovely job and thank you for joining ICSketches this week. Dawn♥


Lovely card. Love the bird image!
Thank you for taking part in the ICS challenge.

Diane Louise J

Gorgeous Christmas Birthday card, your SIL will love it.
Like the jingle bells and the large flower.
Good luck in the challenge.
Diane (Guest Designer, ICS) x


Gorgeous card, lovely image and papers. Thanks for joining us at ICSketches this week.
Hugs Debs


This is just beautiful!!! Love the flower! :)

Susie Little

Love the poinsettia! Thank you for playing at ICS xx


That is a beautiful card Amy! I love how you used the music dp for the poinsettia. Looks so very pretty with the birds in the background :)

Janis Lewis

This is beautiful! I love the musical flower. Great job!


This is beautiful! Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge!


Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with ICS!


Cute card love the flower with the bells too!
Thanks 4 coming to play with us this week for our U is for Unused Stash @ ABC Christmas Challenge, its so much fun seeing everyone using something they had forgot about or not used yet! we have NO limit on entries, so the more times you play the more chances you have to win! Hugs Samantha


Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

June Houck

Mmmmm…you had me at Authentique! Your card is beautiful, Amy. I think it would even work for this week's challenge at Jingle Belles (closes tonight @ 6pm).

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Beautiful card Amy! I love the sheet music flowers and the jingle bells are such an adorable touch :) Don't feel bad about occasionally buying a card off the rack...I work at THE 'rack of all racks'and didn't even send out xmas cards last year *hangs head in shame* :) Your work is lovely and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

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