Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Birthday card for Mom

My mom, my grandma (may she rest in peace) and I (along with a host of aunts and cousins) all have September birthdays. I've always loved my September birthday and it is just that much more special because I share this month with my mom and her mom.

Mom's bday card

Don't you just love these colors! I do!! So fall-ish and feminine. The layout for this card was CASE'd from one I saw in a recent Paper Crafts magazine. I love it when I can start with a "recipe" and then just add my own "ingredients" and "spice". lol

The ribbon really is gray and matches quite well with the paper, even though it doesn't look like it here in this photograph. I cut a tiny felt flower from PTI's Beautiful Blooms die and topped it with a brad from My Mind's Eye (Blackbird collection). I could have (and probably should have) purchased every single item in this MME collection but I showed some restraint especially since I remembered all the other items at home in my craft room that I thought I absolutely had to have. Must use those first with just a sprinkling of some newer stuff. Right?

Here's the inside of the card. I combine some sentiments from Big and Bold Wishes along with Birthday Basics. It makes it so easy when I can place all the sentiments on one big block and stamp them all together. Much less messing up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Birthday Basics, Big and Bold Wishes, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Terracotta Tile (PTI), patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Other: felt flower created with Beautiful Bloom die (PTI); cuttlebug Tiny Tags, ribbon, lace (American Crafts)


Jessica said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer! Love the colors and the mix of elements!

Jessica Witty
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO striking Jennifer! I love the orange and brown together, just YUMMY!

AuroraDawn said...

Stunning card, love those colours!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Love this card!!!!

Betsy V said...

Your card is beautiful, Jennifer! So warm and fallish and yummy!

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
Betsy Veldman

Nadine said...

What a beautiful card for your mom! Im sure she will love it. And yay for another Virgo. My mom's birthday is in September too! :o)

Amber said...

I love this!

Kara said...

I love these papers! Your card is beautiful. I love September birthdays too! I just had my birthday and my husband's birthday is next Friday!

Noora said...

This is really beautiful card! love the colors and the patterned paper, I totally loved the ribbon u used, so yummy!

Amy said...

Gorgeous card....I love your colors even tho they were my high school colors!!