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 twine...it 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!

5 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the colors!!

Norma Gomez said...

This card is stunning!

soapHOUSEmama said...

fabulous!!!

WillieburgScrapper 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!