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


  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

  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)

  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.

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

  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

  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.


  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:)

  8. How cute...love the saying!
    Sherrie K

  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!

  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!


  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:)

  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


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


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

  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.


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


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