Monday, February 20, 2012

Binary Birthday

I have got a fun, but nerdy shape card for you today! I created the shape using Robotz and my Gypsy to weld all those 1's and 0's together. For those of you who don't speak binary (which would also be me - I had to look these up), the top number is an "H" and the bottom one is a "B." The numbers are 2" tall and welded together using the shadow feature. I then cut them all again using the shadow feature at 1 3/4" and the regular feature, also at 1 3/4." I used Once Upon a Princess for the balloons, I just hid their faces on my Gypsy. I stamped my sentiments, which are from Scrappy Moms Stamps on some banners that I cut and added some bling on the "happy" one. I used a lot of pop-dots to layer all the pieces onto the card. All the patterned paper (10 different patterns!) came from the Celebration Stack by DCWV.

I made this card for my brother. He is a self-proclaimed nerd/geek. At Christmas he wanted a welcome mat that spelled out welcome in binary. That gave me the idea to make his birthday card in binary. The only problem is that spelling out the whole word would take up a lot of space, so I limited it to the letters "H" and "B." Hope you enjoy this one!

I made this card for the following challenges:

My Craft Spot: shaped birthday card

365 Cards: 10 different patterned papers


  1. Amazing and like the OP said totally cool!

  2. Brilliant take on the challenge. Love all the mix of patterned papers, dimensions, shapes and colours :)

  3. Great card! My son would love the binary numbers too! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  4. Ohhhh, I am SO impressed with this card!! My brother is an engineer and he would just love something like this as well. Great job!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  5. Fabulous card.Such a great idea and love the layers.Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  6. Fantastic card! I just love all those bright colored papers.
    Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week.
    My Craft Spot DT Member

  7. That's really cute! And a little nerdy..ha ha! My hubby would love it.

  8. That is awesome and very creative! I love all the layers! I'm sure he will apprciate the time and thought you put into this! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

  9. Now how cute is that! So fun and creative! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!!


  10. So cleveryly crazy cool of you!!! Your card is awesome and no I don't speak binary, but I do love your card. :)

  11. Hello,

    Here a new follower from Belgium
    Have already worn a few hours watching your blog.
    y will learn Many things from you

    May a ask question too.
    Have just purchased a gipsy!!!
    But saw on your latest creation that you had done away with the face of your balloons gipsy?
    How do you do that … …

    See you soon
    A new fan from Belgium