Sunday, April 21, 2013

Love You, Happy Birthday

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my daughter's 15th birthday. I was inspired by a card I had seen online which featured chunky, glitter covered letters. (Sadly I can't find the inspiration to link to.) Anyway, as soon as I saw the inspiration piece, I immediately thought of these Prima letters which I just had to have... several years ago. I loved them so much that I bought them in two colors and then...I never used them. So, somewhat ashamed that I had been hoarding a package of letters (or two four), I reached further into my stash and found patterned paper, ribbon, blossom and letter stickers that matched perfectly. Maybe I wasn't hoarding the stickers after all. Maybe I was just waiting to have the perfect assortment of matching supplies: Anyway, I reached for to the stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp March card kit which was already out on my table and the next thing you know, Melissa's card was done. Here's it is:

 To start, I used white ink to stamped the leaf pattern on the kraft cardstock that came in the kit. I love the dot stamp that enables you to go back and fill in the gaps. Next, I cut the various mats and banners, distressed the edges and adhered them to my card.I. (I tied the bow before adding my top layer.) Next, I added the letters, popping the "o" on foam adhesive and overlapping it on the other letters for a better fit. Finally, I added a wooden heart that came with the Simon Says Stamp February card kit. Here's a closer look:

So, what supplies are you hoarding...I mean saving?
Cardstock, Stamp (leaf and three-dot pattern): Simon Says Stamp March card kit;
Ink: Colorbox, Tim Holtz Distress Ink;
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye;
Dies: Nestabilties (labels), Papertrey Ink (banner);
Letters: Prima, Making Memories (Tiny Alphas);
Embellishments: Girl's Paperie (blossom), Simon Says Stamp February card kit (wooden heart), ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Cuttlebug, EK Success corner rounder punch


Fleursbydesign said...

So pretty:)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a pretty card!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this card is just beautiful!!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to write such a kind comment. I would be honored if you stopped by again or even signed up to follow and i would do the same. thanks again mp

LauraB whosthischick said...

beautiful card. I love the soft colors

Danielle said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft tones and the white stamping on kraft.

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful.. elegant. Love this!

Alyssa said...

Great card--it's beautiful!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! I love the chunky glitter on the letters. I hoard something in just about every category! You are not alone. :)

Jennifer Grace said...

Stunning card! I love the wood heart on top of the letters! x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that's so pretty! Love the chunky glitter and beautiful design. A very special card for your daughter. I shudder to tell you all the supplies I'm hoarding, including letters. I don't know why I don't just make a point of designing a card around them. I really am trying to use up a few things before buying more, but at the rate I stamp it's pretty slow going!