Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, MOM!

I have really been into creating cards lately...maybe because it's usually a smaller & quicker project than a layout, but still oh so fun???

My mom's birthday is today! Happy Birthday, MOM! Love you! & so I just HAD to (yeah, I hated every minute of it) make her a very special birthday card!


Note to MOM: If you don't want to spoil opening your card and it being a surprise, then I suggest you DO NOT scroll down :o)


I found a few CardMaps at PageMaps and finally settled on this one as my inspiration:

I had received a wonderful prize of scrappy goodies from Danielle a while back & I had really been wanting to use the Prima Flowers, so I thought this card sketch would be perfect! I also just used bits & pieces of scraps from the fabulous July kit @ Scrapbook Circle! If you haven't checked out this monthly kit club, you really are missing out!

So here's the birthday card for Mom:

I LOVE how this card turned out! It is so bright & happy! I think my Mom will love it! :0) Here's a close-up of the cute Prima Lollipop Punch flower: (thanks Danielle!)

and a close-up of the folded & stitched stem I created using the ever popular Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Sunrise paper from the July kit @ Scrapbook Circle!

and finally a close-up of the birthday sentiment by Stampin' Up; I stamped it onto the kraft cardstock using Stampin' Up Old Olive ink:


June CardMap @ PageMaps
White pre-folded card - unknown
Bazzill Kraft cardstock - July Kit @ Scrapbook Circle
Cosmo Cricket Early Bird - Farmers Market & Sunrise - July kit @ Scrapbook Circle
Sassafras Vintage Yummy - Darling Dear - July kit @ Scrapbook Circle
Creative Memories - Green pp
Prima - Lollipops Punch flower
Stampin' Up - Old Olive ink & birthday sentiment stamp
Tools - Sandpaper & sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


Joan said...

This is just too cute - your mother will love it!!

Sarah Weber said...

I didn't peek, wanted it to be a surprise! I absolutely do LOVE it! Thank-You Stacy! Made a wonderful birthday, the BEST! My gifts were the love of family and friends! Thanks!

Lisa T. Howard said...

I think you have found your niche! You are rockin' some cards Girlfriend! Not that you don't rock some LO's as well, but oh my goodness! This card is even better than the last...and I thought it couldn't be topped. I love everything about this one...the colors, the flower, the, love, LOVE it all!

Hope you don't mind, but some of your techniques may be finding their way to some of my pages in the very near future...of course, you will receive ALL the credit!

Happy Birthday to your mom and Happy Day to you! :) xoxo L

Diana said...

LOOK at that BEAUTIFUL card! Stacy you ROCKED the sketch!! WTG!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

It's only me but I come bearing cyber hugs! I just stopped by Danielle's blog and read the comment you left directing her to my blog. I am truly touched by what you wrote. WOW! You certainly know how to make a girl feel good! Thank you, my friend!!!

Cathy said...

this is cute