Thursday, January 31, 2008

Deflated, BELATED, Birthday!

Did I miss the party?? I've been meaning to make this card for awhile, not only did I have the idea for it, but I also NEED a few right now! oops! But once you're late in sending the card, well, there's no longer a huge urgency to sit down and make it, right? You're already late!!! I thought it would be really fun to make the balloons down low like those sad, helium ones "the day after" the big bash. What do you think?? (Don't forget to add the blush to his cheek, 'cause you know, he's really embarrassed!)

This is Target dollar spot DP, isn't it just so bright and cheerful? (Maybe the recipient will be so cheered by it and forget I forgot!) And, I really like the look of him extending off the edges of his focal point mat, makes it extra-hippy!

TIP: If you're tying a ribbon around a piece of patterned DP that has flowers or spots/dots, place your knot or bow directly over the center of the spot or flower, really brings your attention there and make it look like you have some huge embellishment of button behind it! Bullseye! ;)

13 comments:

Donna said...

so cute! I haven't even used any of this paper yet - LOVE your tip!

Alexandra said...

This is adorable - oh my, I am in love with this hippo! Just saw a card on Joanne's blog with the same image - you guys are going to make me buy it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

My name is Michelle said...

Wow Melanie, this is sooo adorable. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that hippo. I think he is the cutest Hippo ever designed. Great Job!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is ADORABLE! LOVE that bright paper! Such a happy card!

Carolyn King said...

Adorable. love those deflated balloons...such a cute card!

Marilyn said...

I love your card!! The sad balloons top it off!! Too cute!!

Terri E. said...

I just love all of your great tips. Your blog ROCKS!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rose Ann said...

So cute!! I love that paper, and what you've done with the balloons. Very clever!

Lee said...

Oh tooooo cute!! I really love those day-old balloons!! LOL And thanks for the great tip with the ribbon!!

dd2njoy said...

Oh my goodness,that is such an amazing card! It's so nice and bright and that hippo is soooo adorable!!!

Mindy said...

It's precious....anyone who go this card would have to forgive you for being late! I never thought I'd be such a "butt" girl but that is just the cutest set!

Heidi said...

Deflated Belated Birthday! That is so cute! What a great card!

Rhonda said...

So cute! I am late so often on sending cards. This one just cracks me up. LOVE IT!