Make a Wish for Nancy’s Birthday

This week I learned that I had just missed my friend’s birthday – and it wasn’t just ANY birthday.  I missed Nancy’s 50th birthday.  I never had an occasion to ask her birthdate (that’s a really bad habit of mine).  Must. Be. Better. About. Gathering. And. Remembering. Birthdays.  Anyway, I missed it.  Although late, here’s my way of honoring her big - Make a Wish for Nancy's Birthday

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Color Palette.  When I sat down to make Nancy’s 50th birthday card, I knew I wanted the card to be all black and white.  What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday?  There are lots of ways to dress up a black and white card.  You have to think through the layers carefully.
  • A L-o-o-o-ng Banner.  My original plan was to add a banner on each side of the sentiment.  I didn’t like the way it looked, though, so I started playing around.  I decided to position the banners in a way that it looks like a really long banner on which the sentiment is hung. I really like the look of this.
  • A Big Shot Showcase.  This card is an [inadvertent] advertisement for Stampin’ Up! exclusive framelits and The Big Shot.  The four cutouts on the front of the card are cropped in the Big Shot with my Window Frame and Hearts a Flutter Framelits. 

Sounds like a perfect time to remind you that I’m offering two embossing folders of your choice with the purchase of a Big Shot between now and March 22.  Have you put off getting this amazing tool?  Now’s your chance to get the Big Shot, 2 Sale-a-Bration items (with the purchase of at least one more item to get your order over $100) AND two embossing folders of your choice.  Please contact me if you’d like to take me up on this offer.

Stamp sets:  Make a Wish, Hearts a Flutter  Inks:  Jet Black Staz On  Papers:  Basic Black, Whisper White  Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Window Frames Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Please help me to wish Nancy a happy 50th!

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  1. This is a very elegant card Brian, I’m sure Nancy will love it even if it’s a bit late. The sentiment embossed in white really makes this card shine. Love the looooong banner, it does look like the sentiment is hanging there.
    Have a great day.

  2. Oh I love it. you missed my birthday too but I won’t hold that against you. I’ll just send monthly reminders like I send my hubby….te he! Have a great day.

  3. I like the black and white for a change …it`s different and striking …she will like this card a lot even if it is late .Happy (belated) Birthday Nancy!!! He forgot mine too !! But, brilliant people can get a little absent minded sometimes !! He was too busy thinking about his Big Shot sale … btw…if somebody doesn`t have one you need to take advantage of this offer . There isn`t a die cutting machine out there that can outwork this one …. And I have them all…but, this big guy is the best ! I love my Big Shot !! I promise Brian did not ask me to say this …cross my heart and pinky swear !!!

    • Wow, Sonny! Thanks for the additional promotion.

      This woman speaks the truth. I was hesitant about the Big Shot at first. Now, I couldn’t live without it. Well, I could live without it, but I wouldn’t be happy. It’s wonderful. If you have been putting it off, let’s talk. I want you to have it, so I want to shower you with reasons to break down and get it. You deserve it.

  4. Nice card, I love the black and white but for a 50th birthday??? One might think you are insinuating that 50 is old….just sayin’. Hmmmmm, just kidding you, it’s really pretty.

  5. Love the card Brian. A very classy choice for a 50th birthday. FYI – SAB ends on 3/22. Just didn’t want anyone to think they have until 3/23 to get SAB goodies.

  6. Nice job (as always) Brian. I think I would have a hard time pulling off a black and white card but you did it perfectly!

  7. My name is Nancy and I turn 50 this year – so thank you for the second-hand birthday wishes!

  8. Great card and am sure that Nancy will forgive you….and will love her very special card!

  9. Happy Birthday, Nancy! Really love the card Brian designed for you!
    The black and white always reminds me of the “Over the Hill” theme for birthdays ending in “0” 🙂 However, better to be “over the hill” than not! 😉
    Good use of the banner in the way you did, Brian!

    • Suzie, y’all have me rethinking my design. I was going for “formal and elegant” with the black and white, but you are right! By mistake, it’s also the “over the hill” color scheme. Eeeek! 🙂

      • Suzie said exactly what I was thinking–can’t beat black and white to celebrate THIS milestone birthday! (And I can say that coz I celebrated mine almost 5 years ago!).
        Happy birthday, Nancy.
        GREAT card, Brian! –Terri O

      • NO Eeeek! necessary, Brian! It was just the black and white that reminded me, not your design 😉

  10. Just popped in for a sec here and read the latest comments …you are so welcome ,Nancy and I am so sorry Brian told the whole world your age ….I will say I wondered about the black card idea also …it is kinda funny …(giggle giggle) ….

  11. Brian, I look forward to your blog updates every morning!! Makes my day!

  12. hey BK ,it’s my Bday too. Don’t worry,Be happy. Anyone would be honored to receive a card from you!

  13. Nancy will be thrilled to receive this card — she gets to keep on celebrating. Stunning design and a I, too, like the use of black and white for milestones. Thanks for sharing.

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