Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another Birthday Card

It was my best friends Birthday last week (Happy Birthday Liz!!!) and I made this card for her. We have been friends for longer than I care to mention (it will show my age!!) and every year I seem to forget to make a card - so this year I thought I would make that extra effort.

So I made this card using the Priceless stamp set (I just can't stop using this set at the moment). I stamped the butterfly using Brocade Blue ink on same coloured card then added some glue and dazzling diamond glitter. I punched them out using the 1 1/4" square punch. The base of the card is Rose Red and I used some So Saffron DSP that I had lying around.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Birthday Present

It was my Mum's Birthday recently (Happy Birthday Mum!!) and I gave her some 8x8 albums of photos of her with the boys. I decided that I should be a little bit creative and make the box to put them in and then Mum would have something to store the albums in. So...

This box was made using 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock. I used Vintage Violet for the lid and Buckaroo Blue for the base (these colours are both retired but are some of my Mum's favourite colours). Before assembling the box I stamped the swirl from the Priceless stamp set all of the Vintage Violet piece using Versamark then embossed with Silver EP. I then tied it with silver cord. It looks so much better IRL. After I made the box I then made the Birthday card and decided to keep with the same theme and use the same colours and this is the result.

Again I used th Priceless stamp set and als It's your Birthday. I embossed the heart and butterfly with Silver EP and stamped the Happy Birthday in Vintage Violet.

It was so nice to totally co-ordinate the wrapping and card and I know Mum loved it as well.