Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Sister-in-Law's June Birthday to Celebrate!

The Card Story:  It is one of my eight sister-in-law's birthday in late June, so I wanted to keep up my record of the past two years of getting a card made for each of my sister-in-law's birthdays each year.  But, of course, I also wanted her know she is a great gal to know and has a special place in my heart.  I wanted to make something summery and cheerful, and earlier this week while I was shopping at Costco, I saw their lovely Bing cherries and for some reason it reminded me of a patterned paper I had seen several years ago.  I was sure I had a piece and I figured I'd go home and pull it out and see what I could do with it.

Well, in muddling through my scrapbooking supplies, lo and behold, I found a box that contained several partially started but unfinished cards.  There was one with that very paper I remembered with the cherries.  Thinking back to several years ago when I started this card, I remembered it was one of a set of three or four from a card class held when my sister had her scrapbook store in Redding, California with Misty Bradley as the instructor.  I remember it being a very busy of those where you are trying to fit in everything and just can't quite get it all done (probably from poor planning on my own part. . .LOL)!  I was late to class, didn't get all the instruction, and I didn't finish all of the cards in the set.  No worries, I figured I'd just take the pieces home to finish later.  

I pulled out the partially completed card and looked over the pieces in the baggie.  I trimmed some excess paper to save and use on the inside with the verse and decided to change the center popped piece.  I re-cut new pieces and place a birthday sentiment on it and added a popped flower with fussy-cut leaves and it was ready to go.  I wrote a little verse and prettied up the inside to coordinate with the front.  I'm hoping Thelma likes her cheerful and summery little card full of cherries! 

Recipe:  SU cardstock colors: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Melon Mambo (inside), Pool Party.  Pattern: MME: Fine & Dandy/ Tickled Pink "Cheery".  Spellbinders Big Scallop Rectangles LG/ SM.  Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger.  EK punches:  Circles Large Edger, Scallop Photo Corners.  SU punch: Boho Blossoms (front flower).   Colorbox: Chestnut Roan ink (distressing).  Buttons: Dress It Up.  White embroidery floss.  Stash: Rhinestone. 

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