I'm starting to play around with all the birthday cards I need to make for my niece and five nephews who have their birthdays between October 4 and December 11. Even though my niece's birthday is not first, I find making the boys' cards harder, so I left them for later! I like this colour combination (in fact, I used it for her birthday last year, too!). The layout was inspired by a front door I saw on my walk this morning - it was all one colour (pale natural wood), but definitely had the half-circle panel on the left side, where the door knob was. (Glad I remembered it long enough to actually make the card! lol!) I masked the circle before stamping the stripes (Papertrey Faux Ribbon) and adding sparkly stripes with Stardust Stickles. I used The Stamps of Life Mini4ABC for the 'sentiment'.
This year's card is a little sleeker than last year's card, which I found in my old photos (pre-blog!). Here's the telescoping card I made for Ellie last year. Obviously, these photos were taken before I realized that she was only turning 11 at that time (easily fixed, before I gave it to her!).