Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sister-in Law Birthday #3!

I warned you that there were many!  Back in May you saw the first for 2013, and now comes a steady roll of them each month through October!  This one is  my "oldest" of the "in-law" sister-in-laws.  

You see we are categorized.  First, there's the sister-in-laws that are actually my husband's sisters, the "sister-in-laws."  Second, there are the sister-in-laws who are the wives of my husband's brothers and my brother, or truly the "in-laws."   I even have one sister-in-law that belongs to the "out-laws," and I am part of that too!  Don't even ask me to explain that one!

So, this sister-in-law belongs to the "in-laws" group.  I say she is my "oldest" of the "in-laws," because she and one of my husband's brothers married next after John and I, John being the first of the four brothers to marry.  (I guess that really makes me the "oldest!"  Yikes!)  But, I call her my "oldest" "in-law" sister-in-law because she was my first "in-law" sister-in-law.  So, on that note, she gets a vintage card for her birthday!  

Okay, with all that gibberish, now the card!  This card was originally designed as part of a card kit by my sister, Heidi Gonzales (mylilscrapcorner.blogspot.com).   But, wanting a larger card, I added a "Pool Party" cardbase, but the rest of the papers were used in the original card.  I re-cut the "word" trim, the eyelet dot trim, and the "graph" paper wider.  I was then able to spread the paper elements out more for a larger card.  I re-positioned the ribbon and added pearls to coordinate with the hat pin.  I do hope Dianne likes her card!  (Not so sure she will like the "oldest" bit though!)

Recipe:  Papers:  SU Pool Party cs, My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose (misc.).  Papertrey stamps: Button Boutique. Ink: Memento Cocoa Brown. Dies: Papertrey Beautiful Blooms II; Spellbinders Scallop Circles.  Seam binding ribbon/ blue dye.  Wood button/ gold glitter, Half pearls (stash).  Brown/White Baker's twine. Distressing: Colorbox Chestnut Roan. 


  1. O.K. Carlene this is sooooooooo cute!!! Love every detail!!

    1. Thanks Char...but also sorry...I just re-read by blog...I forgot to give Heidi credit. This one was originally one of her designs that I tweaked...wanting a larger card...so she really get more credit than I. But thanks for your kind words. I will edit my blog now!


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