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3.28.2011

happy birthday...

3.28.2011  at 5:00 AM
...to me! Yes, today I'm lucky enough to be celebrating another year and I hope to make this one my best YET.

How about this...a free download. Now you can refill your birthday card stash and never be caught unprepared! I think with the colors I chose for this design, it can go either masculine or feminine, but I'll let you decide.


It's a 4x6 download. I know a lot of people don't have their own color printers at home, so this way you can upload it and print it as a 4x6 photograph, if that's the way you roll. Wait for some of those really great coupon codes and get bunches printed at once and then sit down and make a ton of cards. I used 60 lb. smooth cardstock to print mine. Find the download above, in the menu bar or in the Downloads section of my sidebar.

You can trim it to place on the front of a card like these:

Trim the 4x6 to fit on the front of a card blank, round two corners and adhere.

Trim the happy birthday download, round all four corners and adhere to a card made with your own patterned paper. Make your own candles to embellish the envelope by rolling some paper around a pencil and use your glue dots to hold the paper in place. Add a piece of shipping twine down inside the "candle" to mimic the wick.

I made a card so that it flips up and decided to round all four corners of both the card and the download sentiment.

Or put it on the birthday person's memo board at work, as a surprise:


It would also be nice to stick on the mirror, don't you think, so it's the first thing the birthday person sees when they wake up:


It can even be framed, just because you can, or hang it in your craft room because the happy colors make you smile and it's your own special day! Find the download at the top of this post, in the menu bar or in the Downloads section of my sidebar.


Only three more years before I hit the 5-oh, so I'm gonna make 'em good ones!



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24 comments:

  1. I hope that you will get the most wonderful birthday! happy day!

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  2. Happy Birthday Monika!! Hope you have a great day!

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  3. Happiest Birthday to you!

    Hoping this year is your best yet!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for giving us a gift on your special day!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Monika!! I hope your day is lovely and filled with plenty of JOY!

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  6. Oh, you're so sweet! I'm actually going to do a little birthday special on my blog, too--half off camera wrist straps this week.

    Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the download gift! Very versatile.

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  8. Happy birthday! Love your little download - so cute :)

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  9. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is a nice one. I love the little card & paper candle.
    PS your package is in.the.mail! Its a birthday miracle!

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  10. Happy, happy birthday Monika! Hope it's the best one yet :)

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have an amazing day, you deserve it!

    Megan

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  12. JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE
    JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE!
    JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE SWEET MONIKAAAAAAAA!
    JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE!!!

    that's what I would sing to you if I had you "live"
    (aren't you happy the comments are audio-free ;-)

    May this new year in your life be a JOYful one!!

    {{hugs}}

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  13. It's my birthday today too!! Happy Birthday to you and thank you for the printable :)

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  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  15. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Mar. 28, 2011. Thanks again.

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  16. Happy Birthday Monica!! Hope you've had a fantastic day. Thanks for the free printable, it's great!

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  17. I hope you had a wonderful day :)
    So nice of you to give us a gift on your birthday!

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  18. hope your day was wonderful!
    im cracking up because i have that same magnet - if its not in the scrapbook it didnt happen - love it!

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  19. Happy, Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday! :)

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