Thursday, March 21, 2013

Since it's your Birthday!

 One of my friends asked me to make a set of cards for her to give as a going away present to one of her co-workers.  She told me that her co-worker loves cards and thought it would make a nice going away present. I was honored that she asked me. This is the first card in the set. I will be sharing them with you as I get them done.  I am making a total of four cards of each design. I will give her two and keep two for myself.  My stash of cards is non-existent, really. It will be nice to have something to grab when I am in a hurry!
 I found the papers at Hobby Lobby. They were actually some in the 8 1/2 by 11 section, which I rarely even look at, but these caught my eye.  The red polka dot paper is from a Stampin' Up! 6 by 6 pad I have had for years, but I really like the pop of red.  I chose to use on of my new PTI sets that I think is called "Stylish Sentiments".  It just came out last month.  The sentiment is the only stamping on the card, but anything else would have made it too busy. I was already questioning the butterflies, but in the end, I like them.
 As you can see, I chose two different ribbons. I haven't decided if I will give her one of each or keep the red together and the blue together. I will probably give her one of each, because the ribbon, even thought it is subtle, changes the feel of the card.
The music paper was die-cut using nestabilities. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch with adhesive pearls in the middle.  I used PTI buttons to frame the sentiment and the ribbon is SU!  The lace is from May Arts.  I hope you enjoy my first card in the series! Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comments about my announcement. And yes...it is baby #5!

P.S.S. I also posted another baby ensemble here if you are interested!

5 comments:

Sandie said...

wonderful card & wonderful idea as a gift :)

Amy Rohl said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly, and a big congrats on baby #5!! So excited for you and your family! Ü

harrahx2 said...

Great cards and I hope this doesn't mean you go away again! Love your work.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are simply gorgeous, Kelly!

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous!