Monday, July 26, 2010

Special Birthday

Hi Everyone:  Is it hot where you are?  Because it is hot here.  It's nice but I could stand it to be a bit cooler.  Oh well, give us a couple of months and we will be saying "It's too cold". 

My post today is a birthday card that I did for one of my best friend's 60th birthday.  Now that I have told you her age, I better not reveal her name.


Stamps: Great Friends

Paper: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, DSP, Garden Green, White Shimmer
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron
Accessories: Big Shot – Lattice Embossing folder, Label from the Match Box Die Cut, Organza Ribbon, 2 Step Bird Punch, Brads, Butterfly Punch, Basic Black marker

Layer 1 measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and folded in half to make the front of the card 4 ½”.

The Bravo Burgundy layer was embossed using the Lattice Embossing folder and the Big Shot. A strip of whisper white was layered vertically and the DSP layered horizontally.

The pansies were made using the butterfly punch and the technique can be found HERE

The pansies and leaves are attached. The sentiment is stamped using Bravo Burgundy ink on whisper white which was cut using the Big Shot and the label from the Match Box die cut. Lastly, the bow made from the Organza ribbon was attached.

All  products are Stampin' Up! and can be purchased here
Until next time.....


  1. She is going to love this gorgeous card..

  2. Very pretty card. Your friend is sure to like it.

    Love the new look of your blog.

  3. Lovely rich colours. I'm sure your friend will love it.

  4. Very pretty! Your friend is very lucky to have you!

  5. Beautiful card, Karen!! I need to add that punch to my next SU order!!!

  6. Love the butterfly punch flowers!

  7. Beautiful card!! I can't wait to make some of the punch is on the way!

    I am your newest follower from the Stampin' Connection thread. I invite you to follow me as well at if you are not already!
    Have a great day!

  8. Nice blog. I'm following you now, you can find me at

  9. Very Nice. I'm trying to catch up on the SC list, but I'll be back soon to visit. I'm a new follower and hope you follow me too. Best Wishes. Diane Oliver from Rubber'n Rafters

  10. Love the paper flowers Karen! They really make this card great!

  11. This is just knock 'em dead gorgeous!!!!! I know she loved the card. So elegant and pretty. Super!

  12. I love your pansies! They're impressive. I'm following you through the SC list also!


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