June 12, 2011

Birthday Party Across The Miles!!

Welcome to this Fantasy Birthday Tour for sweet friend Taylor VanBruggen.  Since we couldn't all be together today to throw a party we're having a virtual Birthday Party Across the Miles and everyone is invited to come along!  And what's a fantasy party without fantasy gifts?  If money were no object, this would be my gift to you Taylor...

I have a feeling you would LOVE a Mountain Dew vending machine in your stamp room...am I right?

You should have made your way here from my sweet pal Karen Giron's Blog!  If not, please start at the mastermind of this hop...Jami Sibley's Blog!

For my card for Taylor, I knew I wanted to use the SUPER cute new Green Acres set which was just released from Taylored Expressions.  This was my favorite set from this release and I am having a hard time putting it down!

I started by stamping the cow in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and then stamped her again onto post it notes, creating two masks for it.  I then stamped two cows behind my first cow and cut out the panel with Circle Nestabilities.  I drew in the horizon and grass lines, as well as tracing the circle, with my Copic Multliner.  This made it much easier for me to color in my image, which I did with Copic Markers.  I stamped the cows another three times, colored their heads with Copic Markers, cut them out and popped them all up with Foam Tape.  Love a bit of dimension!

The patterned paper is all from Lime Twist Fly A Kite from My Minds Eye, and I added texture to the back panel with the AWESOME new Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression Plate.  I added a cloud cut out of Choice Snow White using the Cloud Duo and stamped the sentiment, "Party til the cows come home!" onto a piece of vellum which I attached over my horizontal strip of patterned paper.  I adorned this panel with a border created with the Medium Scallop Border Die.  Some Baker's Twine wrapped around the vertical panel provides the only embellishment.

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card.  If you are unfamiliar with how these dies work, you can get all the 411 right HERE.

The next stop on this Birthday Hop is at my dear friend Jessica Diedrich's Blog!

Taylor, Happy Birthday my friend!  I hope you have a WONDERFUL Birthday and that this year is filled with love, laughter, and hopefully a little bit of sleep once Baby Van Bruggen arrives :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Green Acres from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Orange Zest (PTI), Sno Cone (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE), Vellum (?) and Lime Twist Fly A Kite (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Copic Multliner, Circle Nestabilities, Medium Scallop Border Die, Cloud Duo Die, Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression Plate, Baker's Twine and Foam Tape



  1. Jodi, this is totally cute! LOVE the colours and that sentiment cracks me up everytime I see it! Fabulous card my friend!

  2. What a FUN birthday card! Your cows are adorable along with this cute designer paper and layout!

  3. OMGGGG gf this is FABULOUS, I just adore those cows and I LOVE how you popped them up!!!!!!! What a super fun bday and LOVE that sentiment!

  4. Oh my! This is so adorable! Your colouring is amazing and I love the colours!

  5. What a super cute card Jodi. Love the images and colors... the dies are perfect... and your present is awesome! :o)

  6. JODI!!!! That card is so dang cute girl!!! Brilliant idea about the soda machine! Have a great day!

  7. so cute!! Love this card - the colors are great.BTW - you can give me a gift like that anytime. lol. love mountain dew!!

  8. This is such a FUN and FABULOUS birthday card, Jodi! Love the trio of cows!

  9. OMG Jodi, this is soooooo adorable!!! Love this layout and colors. Taylor is going to ♥ this. I know I do!

  10. So adorable! Love the cows! And your super cute color combo...

    There's no stitching....is your machine still acting up?? Did you wack it? :)

  11. OMGoodness... my very own mountain dew machine!? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I've cut back on my Dew intake (apparently babies don't like caffeine as much as I do) but I'm sure I'll be picking it up again soon! *wink*

    Your card is sooo adorable too! Thanks so much for making my birthday such a special day!

  12. The Mountain Dew machine made me SNORT! That is so perfect! Love love love your trio of cows in that circle...LOVE them!

  13. Holy cow this is cute!! Sorry it had to be said,lol. I just love everything about this one..great layout, papers. and twine.

  14. KKKKAAA--UUTEEEE! :) Love the cute cows! :)


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