For my sister and my daughter, I cased a card from Sandi MacIver.
For my sister's card, I used SU's retired DSP Razzleberry Lemonade and accented it with SU's Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo paper.
My daughter graduated from Duke, so I thought a blue and white card would be perfect for her birthday. I used SU's retired Brilliant Blue DSP and accented it with Brilliant Blue and Whisper White. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder because I thought it complemented the design on the DSP.
I entered both of these cards in Top Tip Tuesday's "Layer upon Layer" challenge.
I also had to make two masculine birthday cards--very hard for me because I can't add lots of ribbon, glitter, or bling!
For my brother-in-law, I continued my series of map cards. At our library's recent book sale, I was able to add another atlas to my card-making collection, and I found the perfect map of Illinois. I cut out one of the cars, added some Crystal Effects, and popped it up with some dimensionals.
For my son-in-law, I purchased Graphic 45's A Perfect Gentleman papercrafting paper. It is an absolutely fantastic collection of antique cars, watches, golf scenes, and patterns that match perfectly! However, for my background paper, I used SU's Autumn Spice DSP! I added some buttons and printed out "Happy Birthday" on my computer, cutting it out with Marvy Uchida's scalloped oval punch.
Now that I'm done with these birthday cards, I'm getting ready to begin making Christmas cards!