Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's 70th birthday! I live in OK and she lives in MS. I really miss her, especially on days like today. Oh how I wish she were here with me! Since she's not, I sent her a handmade card and a spoon I for her spoon collection. I try to grab her one from the airports when I travel. Not much, but at least she knows I'm thinking of her.

I wanted to do something fun and different for her card this year so I grabbed my Spellbinders Hexagon Petal Envelope die templates and went to work.

The outside is pretty simple. I cut and embossed then added some colored "dots" by stenciling my Pink Copic Spica Glitter Pen while the paper was still in the die. Next, I folded it up and created a belly band by cutting a 4"x2" strip of paper. I cut the decorative edges using Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities and added some crinkled seam binding to tie it closed. Using the flowers in the die template set, I created a multi-layer flower and topped it off with some Prima Gems. For the sentiment, I stamped the "happy birthday" from JustRite Stampers Just Ducky Cling set then cut and embossed it with the banner from Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants die template set. Here's what it looks like when you remove the ribbon and open it up...

I used October Afternoons Sidewalks 8x8 Paper pad and these sheets are single sided so I cut another Hexagon Petal Envelope and glued it inside my other so I'd have a patterned paper inside too. This is what it looks like all opened up...

I cut a layer for the inside so I could handwrite a note using Spellbinders Labels One die template, embossed and inked the edges then added some pink Want2Scrap Labels One Nestabling. For the banner, I cut six of the smallest Spellbinders Nested Pennants twice, one from plain cardstock and one from patterned paper. I layered some pink We R Memory Keepers Twine between the layers then punched a hole on either side of the envelope with my Crop-a-Dile and tucked the twine ends through the holes. This way, when the envelope is opened up, the banner pulls out! LOVE IT!

To spice it up a bit, I added some clear bling across the top of each banner piece. For the rest of the sentiment, I added alpha stickers from the Simple Stories Life Documented collection kit. This card was super fun to make and I can't wait to hear from my mom after she opens it!

Tomorrow is the last day of the Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop! Be sure you visit the Scrap-Mart Blog to find out how you could enter to win some fabulous prizes like an autographed Tim Holtz Vagabond machine, a Boss Kut Gazelle digital die cutter or a $500 Spellbinders Bundle!!



Margie H said...

Happy birthday, Katie's mom!!! How stinkin' cute is this card?! OMGosh and a banner to boot! UGH! Kicking myself for not getting this die template...sigh...another one on my wish list! LOL!! Have a great day! xo

Bridget Larsen said...

This is gorgeous, I am still umming an aaahing whether to buy the die or not and Congratulations on making it through round 1 of Spellbinders Design Team 2012