Creative Bliss

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Birthday Card Inspired by Cardmaps Today

My friend, Becky recently gave me this:

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Thanks, Becky! I really like the cards and designs.

And I came upon this card, which I thought was super cute.

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And I found out this morning that today is the birthday of a mom friend of mine at our school. Her kids and mine are good friends and we hang out for a bit after school most days, if the weather cooperates.  She had never mentioned it was her birthday, a little bird told me. So, I ran out and got a little something, something for her and made this card:

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I really wanted to do the accordion fold, well, I DID do the accordion fold piece, but I was running out of time and I couldn’t get the folds to stay down,  so I had to come up with Plan B real quick, which was the scallop punch and circle with the button on top. I would have LOVED to have dressed this up more, but Wednesdays are early release days at the school and I literally had like 5 minutes before I had to leave to get to the school after trying to get that accordion piece to stay down.

My friend loved the card, whew! I used papers from DCWV’s Autumn Gathering stack and some kraft cardstock. I punched the butterfly with a Martha Stewart punch and used and a glue dot to put the butterfly onto a Making Memories stick pin. Happy Birthday is from Papertrey Ink.

My friend has been having a bit of a tough time recently and I’m so glad I was able to pull something together to bring a smile to her face.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week!

Jeanne

9 comments:

HSCreations said...

I love it!! Where did she find the magazine? I need some new card ideas!!

Alanna said...

What a lovely card. I love your take on the card in the magazine, even without the accordian fold. I'm sure you'll be making another one, this time with the accordian fold.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne!

crochetwithtamara said...

Jeanne,

I love your card, I can see why your friend liked it too. I just love seeing all the different cards that you're making. Keep it up.

Hugs,
Tamara

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, your card is beautiful! I love Plan B.

Beth aka BR-T said...

This card is brilliant I love it!

Anke said...

Jeanne, your creations are wonderful! I love that Halloween box a few posts back and your cards, oh my!!!! I am still waiting for mine :)

Barb said...

Pretty card! You are such a sweetie to put this together for your friend!

Sparkle said...

Your card is just lovely! I'll have to check out that magazine too!