I took this design directly from Pinterest knowing how much Chris loves to play his guitar. I changed it up in very minor ways, really just copying the awesome design... I used thread for the strings, and brads to hold them down. The crumb cake color was enhanced by shading with distress ink, wild honey. I also used the happy birthday stamp from an SU stamp set.
The inside and the envelope both used a little star from a random set, but it was my first try with chalk ink. I love it and can't wait to try the bold colors again. They are definitely on my wish list for new supplies!
Steve's birthday gives me another golfer so I used the design from February. Again it is almost an exact copy from a Pinterest card and I used DSP paper for the first card layer and built the landscape from there. I used the small dot embossing folder for the golf ball and embossed the sentiment with white to add a little texture to the card.
I also have a good friend with an April birthday, sent a card but forgot the picture... Oh well! I will remember next year...