Saturday, May 2, 2015

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #156: Birthday Bash

I chose this theme for our challenge @ My Sheri Crafts, asking that you create a birthday card and coordinating envelope. You may either decorate an envelope you already have or create your own -- then stamp, emboss, add a frame for the address, or whatever you think of to 'dress it up' to coordinate with your card and create a 'hint' for the recipient as to what awaits them inside!  ;)

For my first project, I made my DD a card for her birthday, using Spellbinders' Die D-Lites: Asters and Poppies and Frame One, as well as in'spire dies: Birds on a Wire and Celebration (sentiment). Again, no stamping on this card! ;)  I then used the Birds' dies as a decorative cut on my envelope's flap. DD is a florist, so she loves flowers and nature and that's what inspired me to create her card.
My second card was for a 9-year-old's birthday.  She wanted to have a tea party with just a couple friends her age, adult family members/friends. Her gift set had to be special, so I used Spellbinders' Tea Service as well as Nested Tea Cup dies for her card front, the front/flap of her envelope (created with WRMK's Envelope Punch Board) and her gift bag.  A sentiment from JustRite's Birthday Floral Vintage Labels Eight and Nine seemed fitting.  These metallic papers were difficult to capture in a photo, but very pretty IRL! ;)  Think she liked her card/envelope, but it was totally trumped by the handmade tea party-themed Footie Jammies I made for her 18" doll & her friends' dolls!  I had sooo much fun creating her card/envelope/gift bag and sewing jams and other items for the 3 girls -- felt almost like being a 'Grandma'!  ;'}

Hope these inspire you to create a birthday card and coordinating envelope for someone you love and post it @ My Sheri Crafts for us to enjoy too!


Sandy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh, you even made Footie Jammies for her doll, WOW! Lovely cards Marge! You really went all out on this one! :)

Sue Crease said...

Marge, lovely set of cards again. The card for your DD is very pretty but I do love the teapot card, how cute.

Glenda said...

Love both of the pretty cards and envelopes! Special cards for special people! I am sure both cards were loved.


Raquel said...

Marge... wow! I absolutely love how you made these. I had to stare at that teaspoon envelope flap for a bit to see how you did it. I'm going to have to scrap-lift these. Gorgeous projects! Love that matching gift bag too

Mary Jo said...

Stunning Cards. A great idea to add a matching gift beg.

P.G. Lamb said...

March, both cards are amazing! I love, love, love your matching envelopes too! The matching bag is just lovely.


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