I have many female family birthday's in the month of August, including my own! My cousin-in-law, Barbara, had her birthday a few days ago. She lives in the Midwest, halfway across the United States from me, and it is a rare treat when we are able to renew our friendship in person. I wanted to send her a birthday card to remind her that I was thinking of her on her birthday and love having Facebook time with her, keeping up with her and her lovely family through her pictures and comments.
I saw a card when I was last in California at one of my favorite scrapbook stores, Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, in Chico, California, and I took a quick snapshot of it with my phone. I have to tell you, I love Karen's store and all her lovely products, and I usually spend a fortune while there. So, if you are ever traveling in northern California down I-5, take a quick jaunt to Chico and visit her store. Its decor is lovely and vintagey and makes you feel right at home. I guess spending my money at this store might be fortunate, because it meant that I had most of the papers and embellishments to make this card in my stash. I was excited and ready to go to work to make Barbara's card.
I did enlarge the card just a bit by adding two more layers with a vanilla cardbase and a pink mat before beginning the patterned papers. I decided to make my vertical papers just a little bit wider than I thought the original card was and to add a ribbon band and sentiment with a double layered trim. I just love the soft colors of this Pink Paislee paper, and it is just right for Barbara, as I think she will like the soft vintagey look of it.
Recipe: Cardstocks: SU Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party. Pattern: Pink Paislee/London Market-Mayfair & Curiosities (coordinating). Darice Transparent Vellum. Distressing: Colorbox Chestnut Roan. Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly punch. SU adhesive pearls, SU punches: Modern Label, Word Window. SU Pool Party seam binding ribbon. Stash: Chipboard frame, pearl hat pin, crystal bead, satin ribbon rose, rhinestone trim.