Friday, July 1, 2011


My mom (and her mom before her) is a Fourth of July baby! Most of the cards that I have made her through the years have had a patriotic theme, so I wanted to do something DIFFERENT this year.

Making this year's card was a BLAST! I love kraft card stock, so used that as my card base and stamped dots at the top, middle, and bottom with PTI Vintage Cream ink on an Inkadinkadoo stamp.

Coordinating dsp panels were distressed and adhered and a fiber border added. A scrunched flower, made from pages of an old children's book, was adhered at the top of the card. The S.U.! "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped with "Bordering Blue" S.U.! ink, punched out, and adhered with S.U.! Dimensionals.

A Nestabilities die was used to cut the frame on the inside of the card, which was wrapped with red and white baker's twine. A shipping tag was trimmed and used as a spot for my personal message, which had to be written before the card could be assembled. (Explains why I didn't photo the inside of the card before writing my mom's message.) Three self-stick chocolate brown "gems" were added on the bottom to complete the inside.

Jer has a birthday on July 03, so I have to "get with the program" and get him a card made right away! And, I must make a baby shower card for my daughter, Moriah...a FIRST birthday card for my grandson, Hoyt...and a requested paper bag mini-album for my soon-to-be-born grandson, Preston! Whew!! Good thing that I do better creating while under pressure!

Be back soon with a masculine card!

1 comment:

  1. love the lace, the twine on your handwritten message and your sweet flower, deb! how cool your mom's bday is on the 4th! you have a busy month coming up!