January 21, 2014


My Goddaughter, Marissa, turns 16 today AND takes her driver's test. A definite milestone day!

To honor this special time in Marissa's life, I decided to combine these two themes in her birthday card.

MDS to the rescue!

I wanted a jaunty-looking car for the focal point of the card. I found this cutie in the On the Go stamp brush set. The traffic signs were also part of that set. How perfect, huh? The wheels became extra fancy with the addition of the oversize star brads, retired from Stampin' Up!. I also cut out the car on a second print I made of the card background, and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added strings from the balloons from the Cake and Ice Cream set to all the traffic signs. See them? To make it really festive and BIRTHDAY, I added some of the balloons and their strings from the same set. I finished the composition with a happy neutral DSP for the background.

At my Creation Station downstairs, I completed the card. A black mat surrounding the image, then mounted to a bright yellow card base was the route I took. Route. Get it? Driving? 

A little happy birthday from the Bitty Banners set cut out with the matching Framelits and edged in bright yellow completed the birthday theme. 

Good Luck and Happy Birthday to you, my Marissa! 
I hope it's a 16th birthday you will always remember fondly.



  1. That is so cute!! I hope she passes her tests the first time!

  2. What an adorable card! I'm sure she's gonna love it!

  3. Oh my word, this is the cutest card ever, and so creative! Thank you so much for sharing it at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

  4. adorable! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

  5. Very cute! Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

  6. Wow! Happy birthday to you and your daughter! Thanks for sharing with Sharing It Sunday.

  7. This is so cute, Linda! What a great way to remember her 16th birthday!

  8. Cute!
    I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster Link Party!! Thanks so much for linking up!


  9. Adorable!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party this month.
    Marigolds' Loft

  10. Hope her test went well! The card is adorable. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  11. How creative you are, thanks for sharing again on Tuesdays With a Twist.