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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Birthday Cards To Share

My birthday is coming up later this week and when I opened my mail today I was blessed with two hand made cards.  What a joy to receive these beautiful cards, they made me smile all day.  I think you'll smile too when you see them.

The first card is from my friend Phyllis, who is always so thoughtful to remember my special day. She always adds extra special touches to her cards which I love.  For this birthday card Phyllis chose the Fabulous You 3 piece stamp set found on page 38 of the Annual IB&C.  

Fabulous You #131995 Price: $17.95(w) $14.95(cm)
This lovely three-piece stamp set is perfect for friendship, birthdays, wedding showers, and more. The flower centers on the shoes and the butterfly can be dressed up using Rhinestone or Pearl Basic Jewels. Makes a great gift for your favorite shoe lover! 

I really like how Phyllis coloured only portions of the shoe with markers and then added the pearls. If you look closely at the pictures you'll notice there are white and green basic pearls.   I'm guessing that she used the markers to make the old olive pearls........... what a great touch! 

The three scalloped Whisper White layers were embossed with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders and then cut out with the coordinating Large Scallop Edgelits. 
Delicate Designs page 190 Annual Catalogue Item #127023 $10.95
The Large Scallop Edgelit #127019 $9.95 
The inside of the card features two of the butterflies from the Fabulous You Stamp set stamped on Soft Sky cardstock and mounted with dimensionals on two scalloped circles punched from Soft Sky DSP.  These little butterflies are so cute with the tiny basic pearls mounted on them.  

The second card was from my dear sister Heather.  She created a beautiful pastel card by combining Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White layers and a brand new stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue called People Like You.   She'd also made a matching envelope with her new Envelope Punch Board.  I was so excited to see this card, as this stamp set was one of her latest acquisitions and she was thrilled with it.  I can see why, this card is awesome!

The card base is in Pool Party cardstock and measures 81/2 x 5 1/2.  The first layer is a piece of 5 1/4 x 4" Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Heather used a corner rounder to trim each of the corners on this piece.  A 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock that has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder was added just shy of center for the second layer.
Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder Item # 130917 $9.95 

The third layer of this card is a 2 1/2 x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock that has had the corners rounded and sponged off with Pool Party ink.  On this piece Heather stamped the People Like You image in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Pool Party Embossing Powder.  This technique gives a beautiful shimmery effect to the image.

Besides the beautiful flower image the People Like You has another great feature.  The sentiment part of the stamp image coordinates with the Decorative Label punch.  Heather again stamped her image in Versa Mark and Crisp Cantaloupe Ink on a scrap of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and heat set it with  Clear Embossing Powder.  After punching out the sentiment she adhered it to the card with dimensionals.  
Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder #129398 Price: $5.95 can be found on page 167 of the Annual IB&C along with 14 other beautiful colours.  Just use your Use your favorite stamp, powder, VersaMark Pad, and the Heat Tool. 1/2 oz.
Heather combined images from the People Like You and the Bring on the Cake stamp sets for the inside of the card, and stamped them in Crisp Cantaloupe Ink.
The love sentiment is from the Holiday catalogue which is now retired is cut from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and glued on using a 2-way glue pen. 

People Like You # 133215 Price: $15.95  The People Like You Single Stamp says it all: "The world is a better place because of beautiful people like you." Coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch and the Watercolor Wonder Suite. This limited-time stamp is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available only in wood-mount.

Bring On The Cake #128490 Price: $47.95(w) or #121958 (cm) $33.95.  

You can't beat the number and variety of birthday feel-good greetings waiting to surprise and inspire your creativity packed in this box. Set Quantity: 13

Thanks to both Phyllis and Heather for remembering my birthday and for their beautiful birthday cards.  I love them both!  

1 comment:

laurie said...

Well..... Happy Birthday!

What fun to get such nice cards from friends. I love that high heel set, although I don't have it. I made a few cards with it once at a SU workshop. It's so cute!

Have a great day!