A Belated Birthday

Hey everybody!  Today’s post is dedicated to something many of us are familiar with– the belated birthday wishes.  Everybody’s missed someone’s birthday and sent belated wishes, myself included.  I am particularly bad about getting things in the mail on time, even if I have the card made and ready for the post office.  It’s almost a better idea for me to make only “Happy Belated Birthday” cards instead of normal “Happy Birthday” cards.  So, with that in mind, I came up with this little gem: (again, poor photography.  That camera can’t get here soon enough!)

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This card measures 4″x5.5″ and features the most adorable little bumblebees ever to be found!  They were just chilling in my stash waiting to be used.  I figured I’d stick with the classic bee color scheme, and I threw in some grey for kicks and giggles.  I stamped and embossed the background, layered it over plain black card stock, and pulled it together using tiny yellow brads.  The sentiment is actually one “Happy Birthday” stamp divided in half (just cover the part you’re not using at the moment with some scotch tape) and individual letters from 2 different sets stamped one at a time to create the “BEE-lated.”  All heat embossed, of course.  Finally, to pull the whole card together, I put this little guy on the inside:

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And of course there’s ample room to explain why you missed the birthday in the first place 😉

Let me know if you like this card!  And don’t forget to comment on Monday’s post for a chance to win the featured tag!  You only have until 5 PM EST this evening to get your comments in!  Then don’t forget to tune in on Thursday to see who wins 🙂

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6 thoughts on “A Belated Birthday

  1. Lori says:

    Melody, all your cards are beautiful! This is especially cute too. I may be putting in an order for some b-day cards and thank-you cards. Until then, I’ll be checking out your Etsy page.

  2. Whit says:

    Yes, I like the card! Bees are a favorite of mine. Can’t help but notice that those cute bees have prominent stingers, though! Eh, roses have thorns, too, right? : )

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