Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

Well, I'm the first to admit that I am not that much of a card maker.  I always see so many beautiful cards on blogs, but my preference is layouts.  Saturday is World Card Making Day, and Aphra over at The Paper Poppy Kit Co.  has a challenge to make a card using at least one item from her September Summer Daze kit.  Well my mom has a birthday in November, and since Aphra is offering such a great prize for the winning card, I thought I would break out of my comfort zone and make my mom a card.
 Everything on this card came from the Summer Daze kit with the exception of the pearl and the November calendar page.
The kit came with two chipboard flowers, which I traced onto the pattern paper.  The larger flower I adhered to the chipboard.  The smaller one I chose to curl the edges.  I added some blue ink around the edges. The center of the flower is cut from a piece of the Sassafras Lass Indie Girl paper from the kit.
I popped up some of the Sassafras Lass leaf border and added a ruffle out of pink crepe paper. I  punched the butterflies out using a Martha Stewart punch.  All in all, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!  I think in the future, I will take a better look at the left over scraps of have and try my hand at making another card.
I also wanted to let you know that Frosted Designs is looking to add more members to their design team.  Click here for more information.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

23 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow girl that is a beautiful card! I can't believe your not a card maker.
I bet your mother will love it.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Gorgeous, you would never know that you were out of your comfy zone! Your Mom will love it.

Audrey Frelx said...

Your card came out just beautiful!!! Glad you came out your comfort zone for this one!

Kelly Massman said...

Great card! Love that flower!

flowerdisco said...

debbie...your layouts are awesome but your card is too. Love love that flower and the butterflies. I am so glad you have a blog, lol

Aphra said...

Um, you most definitely are a card maker! This is beautiful. Your mom is gonna LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us, Debbie!

Kim said...

I love this card!!!! Stunning papers and your design is too! I love the pearl in the center. Just the perfect birthday card!
blessings,
Kim xXx

shari said...

You ARE a cardmaker! This is beautiful, I love the pretty papers. Shari (cricutrookie)

Sandi Cl~ said...

O Blogger is such a pain. Tried 3 times to tell u this is gorgeous!

Fern said...

Beautiful card, Debbie!! The paper is so pretty!!! YOur mother will love it!! Hugs!!
I see that I'm not the only one having trouble with commenting!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Debbie, this is a GORGEOUS and FABULOUS card!!!!! Love all your details. Happy Tuesday!

CraftyGirl said...

Oh my word... is there nothing you can't do perfect?!! lol!!! I am not much of a card maker either and I will admit, my few attempts don't even touch your amazing card!! This is gorgeous!!! I agree... you need to make a few more with your scraps...you always have the neatest papers!!
barb :)

Cindy Gay said...

This is a lovely card. Nice pinks and blues. Love the calendar. Thank you Debbie for your continual support and comments on my blog.

BabyBokChoy said...

Wow, that flower is so so awesome and so so amazing, LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, My!!! Now, this is a stunning card, Debbie!
Perfect choise of dp and embellishments.
Way to go, girl!
And that little butterfly! ADORABLE! (so you've found that MS stamp&punch after all... LOL great use)
I'm sure your mom gonna love it!!
You really should be making more cards, your scraps really call you to do so...
Have a lovely day! (oopppsss, forgot that we're in different time zones, so - good night to you... LOL)

Lea said...

Oh this is fantastic!!! The flower is just stunning!!!

Stine said...

I absolutely love this card debbie! love how you did the flowers, and the layout and layers are absolutely perfect. You should absolutely make more cards :)

Jocelyn said...

Oh girlfriend...this is beautiful!!!! LOVE that flower!!!

Hey enjoy these temps...cooling off!!!

Love ya!!! :-)

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Wow...look at you Deb! You make great layouts and now you make Beautiful cards. That flower is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see more of your Awesome card making skills:)

Diana said...

WOW!!! That's one GORGEOUS Card. I love everything about it. those flowers are so pretty.

Pat said...

beautiful!

Denise said...

You should make card more often!!! Seriously, your birthday card is phenomenal!!!! I absolutely adore the flower you made, all the layers, and the darling calendar! She is going to love her card!!!!

Isadory said...

What a beautiful card :)

Cheers / Isadory