April 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Pretty Flowers

Hello everyone hope you are having a fabulous Easter week-end so far.  This will definitely be a bittersweet Easter for us.  Our granddaughter-in-law and great-granddaughter leave on Easter morning to fly to New Hampshire to live as a family with our grandson that is stationed there.  I am so very happy that they get to finally be a family with their own home, but so very sad as we will miss that great-grandbaby tremendously.  We hope to make a trip to New Hampshire in the summer and visit them but meanwhile it will be rough adjusting without them here.
Well Monday is that granddaughter-in-law's birthday, so here is the card I made for her.
I created this card using the papers in the CTMH Pemberley Kit, as I have said before the papers in this stack are beautiful.  The wooden branch on the right is also from the Pemberley Workshop Kit, I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and added some pearls to the leaves.  This card opens just half way across the front, you can see what I mean in this picture.
The happy birthday is stamped using Indian Corn Blue with one of the stamps from the Celebration stamp set that comes in the Art Philosophy Collection.   Then using one of the stamps in the Card Word Puzzle stamp set I lightly stamped flowers on the from yellow panel to make a background to match the flower paper.  This stamp set is so versatile because you can make so many phrases just putting the words together.
The flower I cut also using the Art Philosophy cartridge, sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and crumpled it up.  Then I added a piece of crinkle ribbon across the front.
Inside I will stamp a verse.  I like the way the branch still shows when you open the card so that the inside looks a bit dressed up.
Well thanks for stopping by to take a look, a very Happy Easter to you and your family.

Challenges for this card
Wags n Whiskers  Say it with Flowers   ends - 4/12
Sir Stampalot  Happy Birthday  ends - 4/30
Simon Says Stamp  Use your favorite tool (Cricut) ends - 4/11
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends - 4/15


Stephanie said...

That's so pretty, Donna. Just know that your visits to New Hampshire will be so special. Enjoy Easter and your family.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Donna, this is STUNNING! I love the shape, design, colors...everything! AMAZING!!!

brenda said...

What a very pretty card Donna and perfect for our theme.

Thank you so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge and really hope you can join in our blog hop with so many prizes to win.

B x

Marjorie said...

This is so gorgeous hun, lovely colour combination..beautiful.
Saw this on MIM....

Shirley-anne said...

EXQUISITE !Love all the details on this beautiful card .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Michelle said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful! I love the shape of the front and the way that the flower is visible when the card is open or closed. Just fantastic.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Sally H said...

What a fabulous card! Love the colour combo and the design! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Stampalot and good luck!

kunda said...

Liked ur card which I just saw at MIM
loved the colours ,shape n the use of pearls ...superlike;)))

Ann said...

Beautiful card! Love the Pemberly papers. I'm so glad I saw this on MIM!

Ruth said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth

Francesca said...

Beautiful , Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!