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

Close-up
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?

Inside
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)

10 comments:

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!!