Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Birthday Card Shower Celebrating 85 Years!

Another of my husband's aunts has reach the venerable age of 85.  Her children decided to have a Birthday Card Shower for her, which seems to have become a tradition on the maternal side of his family.  It is a GREAT idea!  I needed to get a birthday card off to her from us in the mail as soon as I returned from my Girls' Get-Away Cardmaking Retreat, because I did not find the time to get this card completed before I left.  Back now from my gloriously, stupendous, fun-filled retreat, I am now, unfortunately, continuing my fast-mode "so much to little time to do it" syndrome.

But, not to worry, one of our fun events of our retreat was our ShoeBox Swap, where we all design a card, made a sample, and provided the ingredients for each attendee to complete our card.  Thus, we all ended up with eight cards that we made at our Get-Away, and at least half of them were birthday cards!  

I decided on the card below for John's aunt because it looks really lacy and feminine and seems just right for a lovely 85-year-old lady with its frilly and glittery butterfly.  This card was designed by Gail Swartz, and I modified it just a bit by adding the magenta layer under the dark blue, re-enforcing my butterfly with two layers glued together and bathed it and the sentiment in glitter.  Today, I created and added a coordinating inside design with a little birthday verse.  I was most fortunate to own the Martha Stewart Deco Fan corner punch, so I was able to cut corner shells to place on the corners of each corner of the verse paper.  I think Aunt Betty will love her card.

(Thank you Gail Swartz for the design inspiration)
Recipe:  Bazzill cardstocks: White, Typhoon (blue), Royalty (magenta).  Darice Swirl Background Embossing folder (blue).  Martha Stewart Corner punch: Deco Fan.  Lifestyle Crafts/ QuiKutz Embossing Folders: Sketchbook (lavendar).  Creative Memories Corner Rounder.  Pattern scrap papers (butterfly).  Filigree Butterfly die: unknown.  Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad + Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (butterfly/ greeting).  Impression Obsession Greeting Top Edgers (bottom cut with decorator scissors).

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