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Monday, June 30, 2014

Birthday Greetings


Today's card is a birthday card for my mother-in-law whose birthday is this coming Saturday.  My husband gave me carte blanche, which delighted me because she and I have very similar tastes.  This was a fun one for me.

I started with a kraft base and layered patterned paper with a red mat.  The music is vintage from when I first learned to play the piano a zillion years ago (or so it seems), and I've distress inked the edges of all the papers.

The greeting is by Inspired by Inspired by Stamping and the shape was cut on my Silhouette Cameo as was the shadow mat.

The lace trim has been topped with some large flat back pearls I had in my stash.

The triple loop bow is lovely seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon and has been adorned with one of my little handmade charms for an added dose of cute.  

A leafy flourish in one corner and some red stitching (red is her and my favorite color) and the front was finished.

The inside has contrasting card stock and some birthday-inspired stamping.  I hope she enjoys it and has lots of cake.  I might have some too to honor her.

Thank you for joining me, and here's wishing you a lovely week ahead!

Happy crafting!


Shani Thomas said...

Beautiful card, Shea! Love the charm hanging from the ribbon, such a nice touch.

Donna Ellis said...

ooooo, Shea! your dear MIL will LOVE this beautiful card! The shapes are amazing, and the colors look fabulous! I think this is one of my favorite cards on your blog. Love the red stitching. I'm so lazy to not change out the thread on my sewing machine. I need to spend a day creating matching bobbins and have everything ready to change the colors, because it really does add flair! Of course your card has been pinned. huggers, de

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your MIL will love it! I love how you used the IBS greeting in a very bold way, to help balance all the red. That aqua bow is delish, too!