Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sweet Birthday

We are celebrating one of my 'sister's birthday on Tuesday!  I can't wait!  There are 6 of us, and we all are the bestest friends!  We all get together as often as we can, and we ALWAYS have the greatest time!  We meet for dinner, and laugh, and eat, and talk, and laugh!  We are not blood related, but you wouldn't be able to tell by how much we get along; like sisters!  So, this month we are getting together for Ronda's birthday.  Ronda's favorite paper crafting company is Basic Grey.  

Her hand-made card

Ronda, loves shabby chic, and girlie.  So, this is what I made her.  I loved creating this card.  I found this wonderful sketch on the Waltzing Mouse challenge blog.  I don't own any of their stamps, so I didn't enter this card into their challenge.  But, I just loved the sketch.  I made the white flower out of clay.  I purchased a mold from a store @ Etsy: MoldMuse.  I used a white polymer clay that has sparkles in it.  How pretty, huh?  It was fun and super easy to make.  I added a small scallop sticker trim to the brown panel.  I found a lone faux half-pearl swirl in my bling drawer, and it worked sooo well, I attached it.  
The fabric and paper flowers were purchased.  I thought the colors really worked with the colors in the card.  The trim is both crochet and seam binding.  The multi-loop bow I made myself.  That sparkley button, is out of my million dollar stash.  (I call it that, because they are $11 for 2 buttons.) Yikes, right? But, Ronda is a 'sister', and she's worth it!  I attached that pricey button with my hot glue gun.
The the 'Happy Birthday', I used one of my ALL time favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets: Vintage Labels.  I love the swirls!  I hope that she does too!
I added a corsage pin, as a last touch.  I have these clear crystal corsage pins, so I added a small pink button and a cream pearl.  I keep the whole decorative pieces in place with my hot glue gun!  I love that thing.  The oval HB tag is attached with foam tape.  So, I stuck the corsage pin thru the foam.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that you have seen something that inspires you to create your own pretty paper craft item!  I haven't quite decided if I'm going to make a matching 'bag' or not.  So, check back before Wednesday, to see what I've decided.  And don't forget, Wednesday, is another Blog-iversary Question!


Virginia said...

I am loving this card!!! Super Beautiful : ) Happy Birthday to your sister!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

You are a master at mixing patterns and prints! And I just LOVE your polymer clay flower!

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the mix of colors, you wouldn't think they'd work together but you managed to pull it off! LOVE the flowers!