Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Birthday Card For a Friend

I needed to do a birthday card for a friend of mine who's big day is a couple weeks away. I was feeling pretty good, so when that happens I try to craft some. This is the card I made for her. I also found a few challenges that I could put it in. I will list them at the bottom of the post, as I usually do.



This card was really simple but it took a little time. I don't know if you can tell that the background is individual strips of various papers, that I glued on at a angle. The lady is a Emerson stamp, love these stamps. The Happy Birthday stamp is one from my stamp drawer:) MS butterfly punch, EK Success border punch, and a oval I did by hand using a pattern. I layered the gold butterflies on top of a black one, and then put a really small piece of a pop up in-between so the wings would stand up a little. I don't know that you can tell that. The sentiment on the  stamp is something my friend says all the time. She's going to love this!! 

The challenges I am going to put the card in are the following:
Birthday Sundaes Challenge #16: Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #62: Anything Goes

17 comments:

  1. Great way to use up paper scraps! Wonderful card and I am sure your friend will love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving all of your sweet comments and for posting about my giveaway. I so appreciate it! Melanie
    http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

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  2. My sweet Pam, this is fabulous! You put so much effort (also known as heart) into this, and it really shows. I love the angled paper strips... such a great idea! It looks like a gorgeous collage paper. The colors are wonderful and you know I adore butterflies. Such a lovely card in every aspect. I'm so excited to see a post from you! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

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  3. Wow what a stunner.SO many techniques you have used.I especially like your oval and layering the butterfly is a nice idea- I haven't tried that yet.What a wonderful idea to layer striped of paper.

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  4. Pam Thank You for sharing the techniques. I always feel knowing how a card is made makes a card all the more beautiful!

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  5. I love this stamp- and you did a great job of using all of the scraps!! She will love the card! I'm so glad you a feeling well enought to craft! :)Amy

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  6. Very cute card! Thanks for visiting my blog. I just became a follower of yours. I purchased the A to Z Gypsy Dvd by Above Rubies Studio, and that helped me a lot with understanding it. You can usually get it on ebay. Amazon and craft-e-corner.com also have it. I'm working on a couple of projects right now that hope to post soon. So come by and check them out.

    Jamie
    http://stellardesignz.blogspot.com/

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  7. Very nice card! Love the use with all your paper scraps!! Your friend is going to Love it:)
    Thanks for stopping by with such nice things to say! It all ways make me smile when I see some one took the time to leave me a message:)
    ~Kim

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  8. How cute...love the saying!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful Card! You are so talented! I need to do this too! Love your blog and thanks for visiting me, you're very sweet!

    Raina's Favorite Crafty Things!
    www.scrapwithraina.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi Pam,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I am also now following your blog! I love your cards, especially the ones you've made with A Child's Year cartridge (this is one of my all time favourite cartridges!). I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards!

    Christina
    www.ascrapbooknook.com

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  11. Hi pam, thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower!! I'm now your 65th follower YAY!!! Love your cards too and I can't wait to come back and see tomorrows. I love how you created the background with the stripes of paper!! Love it great job. Your friend is sure to love this special card:)
    Hugs

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  12. Pam, this is so absolutely adorable! The quote made me laugh! Your design is so beautiful! I love the papers and the way you did the embellishment on the bottom with the border, butterfly and birthday. Just fabulous!! I hope you have a great day :D

    Lisa

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  13. I love this card! And that sentiment is hilarious. :-)

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental sundays.
    ♥♥Janne♥♥

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  15. I love this card and I have a stamp with this lovely lady. I am going to have to dust her off. Thanks for the inspiration.

    callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Pam, super cool card, I'm sure your friend will love it. You did an awesome job! ~Shen

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Hugs, Pam