Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Birthdays

We typically always celebrate adult family birthdays by having dinner together. And I, as the cardmarker, don't usually have a card ready for the recipient. I just don't plan that well, plus there is usually not much notice as to when we are getting together. This year I wanted to make a card for my sister-in-law to express how much she means to us. She has been very supportive of her brother (my husband) and their mother and father. We have all been going through a lot the past couple of years and she has really stepped up and been there for everyone. She is a very special person.

The card was inspired by a card made at leadership. I have not seen the exact card (I don't think) but the cards everyone else has been making with it. I wanted to stay vintage-y and use the Twitterpated paper. I just love the color combination, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, and a dash of Pear Pizzazz.

I embossed with the Big Shot using Vintage Wallpaper folder the Whisper White panel and then punched out the flower shape using the Blossom punch. I had to rotate the punch so that the petals would be oriented the way I wanted. I stamped the image from Mixed Bunch stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with 1" circle punch and layered it on top of a Pink Pirouette 1-1/4" Circle punched panel. Added a Baja Breeze twitterpated button to the center, tied with Pool Party Baker's Twine. The Island Indigo flower was punched out using the Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch with a Cherry Cobbler Itty Bitty Bits image punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch, all held together with a silver mini brad. The sentiment was stamped on a Whisper White banner using Friendly Phrases set colored with Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze markers. The tiny flower was punched out of Baja Breeze using another Itty Bitty Shapes punch and a silver mini brad was inserted into the center.

I didn't have a good sentiment that I wanted to use for the inside, so I left that to my husband to write something. He did a really nice job adding a hand written sentiment inside. I was impressed!

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