Friday, July 6, 2012

"HAPPY" Friday!

For those of you that live in the US, I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day with family and friends! I just wanted to drop by and share a card I created for a dear friend's birthday awhile back.

Definitely not as complex as many of my cards are, I used a Cavallini card cover as my starting point and worked from it to embellish and give it that extra special touch. I basically cut some kraft cardstock down to size, added some funky lime damask board from a cut down file folder and then stapled the card to the front in a tilted fashion. I tied some pale pink seem binding around the birdie's neck with a metal "birthday" tag, added some "HAPPY" Thickers to the top of the card and by the time I added the black/white twine I felt that the card was complete.

Wrapping her gift in kraft paper and adorning it with some lime damask packing tape, diecut scraps and all complemented the card perfectly. As I have said before, I love focusing on presentation. Yeah, some people may think it is a waste of time, but that is something I truly enjoy doing. Especially for those who appreciate it the most. :)

I hope you all have a "HAPPY" Friday and a wonderful weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the colors!!

Norma Gomez said...

This card is stunning!

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Michelle Hernandez said...

LOVE it!!! Sometimes simplicity is best because here is positively SINGING- LOVE that print and how you backed it with green paper and the twine- FABULOUS!!! PS you scrap pinboard on pinterest is one of the best ones I've ever seen (and it includes some of my work- which is surreal- thank you so much). I literally had to pull myself away from the computer and all the gorgeous things you've found- we have similar taste- I MUST make an effort to fly in and hang with you at some point we would have too much fun!

Andrea Amu said...

Awesome!! Love the wrapping too!