01 February 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop: A Birthday Beauty



Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's February Stamp Of The Month: A Happy Hello. If you just hopped over from the blog of the fabulous Shelly Nemitz, you're in the right place. If you're just joining in, there is a list of participants at the end of this post.


Today is my beautiful sister's birthday, [HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRIS!!!] so naturally I have a birthday card for you. The good thing about having my sister's card as my project is that I had to send it out early so that she would receive it before I posted. (I'm notorious for...shall we say...stretching the birthday celebration out a bit...)

So let's take a look: 


The base and stamped layers of this card are made from Colonial White cardstock. I used the awesome A Happy Hello stamp set to create my own patterned paper, stamping the images in Thistle, Pixie, Sorbet, and Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks. I layered the patterned paper on Thistle cardstock to make it pop. I added strips of Gold Shimmer Trim for a little sparkle and tied the layer with Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon

The "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment is from the You Mean the World to Me stamp set. (This is a supper versatile stamp set for cardmaking.) I stamped the sentiment on Colonial White cardstock using Thistle Exclusive Ink and then masked it off with another piece of cardstock in order to stamp around it. I used the same colors of ink as I had used in the base paper, but different images from the A Happy Hello. I layered the sentiment on Thistle cardstock and popped the whole thing up with dimensional adhesive. Finally, I added some Clear Sparkles for an extra bit of bling.

Here are some close-ups:





 Because this is going out to my sister for her birthday, I wanted to add a little something to the envelope. I stamped the back flap to match the card and then used the half-circle and stem stamps from A Happy Hello to created an address label.


Here is the card and envelope together:


I hope you enjoyed my little project. And Kris, I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Now for more inspiration, hop on over and check out what the beautiful and talented Morgan Vogt has for you. If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the hop participants:

Kim {that's me}






12 comments:

  1. Love your color combo. The matching envelope is perfect here. Isn't it awesome when a project you intend to make anyway turns into something useful?!? Happy Birthday Kris.

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  2. Fabulous card and I like the envelope just as much. Clever address window and so cute with that leafy stem.

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  3. I love this color combination, and I love that you took it all another mile further with the envelope!! Wonderful work again, Kim!!!

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  4. The card and envelope are both so cute especially to flower on the envelope!

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  5. The card and envelope are both so cute especially to flower on the envelope!

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  6. Gorgeous! Someone is going to have a very happy birthday when they get this card... :)

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  7. Love the colors Kim! It is a beautiful card!

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  8. That is such a pretty new SOTM, and I love how you used it to create your own patterned paper, Kim! Great color combo. Love the touch of added gold, too!

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  9. Your card is so pretty! She will love it! The colors jump out at you and are so great together.

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  10. That's it! I'm digging out my Thistle ink and paper! Aside from the fact that this is a great card, your addition of gold shimmer trim really intrigues me. It just so happens that I came across my notes from a Paper Source workshop that involved envelope enhancement ... now, you really got me going! Thanks for the inspiration Kim. :)

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  11. You did such a great job of creating your own B&T with this set. It's just perfect for this!

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  12. Kim, I love your artwork! I checked out your gallery as well and you have some stunning projects there! Super, super talented lady you are :) I will definitely be coming back here for inspiration. Congratulations on a fabulous project and awesome artwork overall - what a pleasure to check out such an inspiring blog from a fellow consultant! Way to go :)

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