Monday, September 7, 2015

Thank You for the Delicious Birthday Tea Party!

While in Seaside for my birthday vacation, my daughter, Michele's mother-in-law, Dina, hosted a little birthday tea party for me!  I traditionally pay them a visit every time I am in Seaside, and often she serves tea with cookies or dessert, but we generally know when she is going to do that.  This time was a nice surprise of tea, cookies and a present as well.  Dina is such a lovely and kind-hearted lady, and I truly enjoy visiting her.  She sets a lovely tea table with her English fine bone china tea set, and this time was no exception.  I'll share a picture of her table setting before we demolished all the goodies!

I wanted to send a little handmade card to thank her for her birthday tea and her kindness in thinking of me during my birthday stay in Seaside.  I had been wanting to try Spirelli weaving on a scalloped die-cut circle.  I had a picture I took at one of my Stampin' Up upline's card events that I really liked.  I don't believe this design was made by Liz, but rather one she acquired through card-sharing at a Stampin' Up convention several years ago.  

I decided to use the bones of this card picture to make Dina's thank you card.  I liked the colors used on my picture sample, so I decided to stick with them, but added a third more layer to the background matting and one more flower layer in the center of my spirelli design and a pearl.   I, of course finished off the inside with a design compatible with my outside and composed a little verse with my computer. 

I know Dina will be surprised and please when she receives her thank you card.  She never fails to thank me for the cards I send several times a year.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up:  Cardstocks - Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White.  Stamps: Apothecary Art (sentiment).  Ink: Island Indigo.  Dies: Top Note (retired), Ovals Collection.   Punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms (retired), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retired), Scallop Edger (retired).  Pearls.

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