Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday for Sister and Mom

Happy Monday everyone -  It was SO HARD getting back to work today.  We had just absolutley gorgeous summer weather in Massachusetts this past weekend - I spent a lot of time in my garden weeding and mulching and enjoying the sun and soft breezes!

I was asked by a co-worker last week to make two personalized birthday cards - one for her sister and one for her mother.

I made both cards based on challenges over on Split Coast this past weekend.

When I asked my co-worker what her sister's interests were - she said that she loves clothes shopping - a fashionista!  The Inspiration Challenge was to look at the website - Posh Vintage - a lovely shop for clothes and a perfect site to give me ideas for the sister card!

I was inspired by this pretty floral dress.

 And here's my card:

I used the dress form die from PTI that I cut in white. Then I cut it again on this pretty origami floral paper and trimmed just the dress part adhering it over the dress form. The sentiment stamps are from Women of Life by Papertrey Ink and the background text is from Waltzingmouse Text It set.

I added layered circle Nestabilities, a bow of wrinkled seam tape and some bling!

Here's what I stamped on the inside of this card - the stamps are from Signature Series Dress Form by PTI and coordinate with the dress form die.

I was  happy to see Patter as the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast this week - I 'met' Patter a few years ago when I participated in the monthly SCS His Holy Name challenges that she ran.  (you can see the projects I made for that challenge here in my His Holy Name Album in my SCSgallery)

I chose to case Patter's Hi card to create the card for my co-worker's mother who likes the outdoors.

I used different colors and a die cut butterfly but kept her pretty sketch and basic design!

The happy Birthday is from Frame It and Mom is from Roses in Bloom - both Waltzingmouse.

Sister It's Your Day:
Stamps: Text Background from Text It - Waltzingmouse, Sister & it's your day sentiments from Women of Life - Papertrey Ink   Inside card:  Signature Series - Dress Form - Papertrey Ink

Paper: white, berry sorbet - Papertrey Ink, purple & violet - Coredinations, floral print chiyogami paper - Michaels
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.,  inside - Versafine Imperial Purple
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser Kraft, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, dress form die - Papertrey Ink, trio labels - Spellbinders, circle Nestabilities, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam tape

Happy Birthday Mom:Stamps: Waltzingmouse - happy Birthday from Frame It Set, Mom from Roses in Bloom Set
Paper: white, ocean tides, Text Style Happy Spots - PTI, archaic - Basic Grey, Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: gems - Bazzill Basics, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Butterfly die - Marianne, glue dots


Edna Morrisedie said...

Just love that butterfly and you did a great job on the fashion inspired cards, very cool!

cbuswell said...

gorgeous cards, love the color combo in the first, I never thought those colors would work together but you made them look amazing!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your pretty cards Julia! Love the paper pieced dress on the dress form and the gorgeous butterfly! Surely your friend treasured these!

velta said...

My goodness are amazing when it comes to paper crafting...I love the colors!! TFS!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! You friend must have been super happy with them!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh well done! She is going to love both these cards! That bfly is stunning~

maryr917 said...

these are two really pretty birthday cards julia-love the butterfly die-gorgeous-your inspiration card is so perfect for a fashionista

velta said...

Both cards beautifully done Julia!!! Love the first image and how you pieced it together...the butterfly on the second card is perfect for the mom that loves the outdoors!!

Bev J. said...

I like the dress form image pp. Pretty butterfly-both cards should be well liked!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Great look with the die cut top and pattern papers, Julia! I have this die and not used it yet. Great look! I think I need to get that beautiful butterfly die! Gorgeous!

Anne said...

Julia! Just cracked the latest issue of Paper Creations and you are spread two-pages wide!! So fantastic!! Congrats to you my friend!! Wonderful cards, cute as can be kitties!! You know how much I love your work, you are amazing!! Enjoyed today's post too -- wonderful tribute card to Patter!! Hugs!!

Wanda Cullen said...

You rocked both cards with special elements to fit both ladies' interests! Really love that elegant butterfly die!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are great, love the butterfly and the dress form is too fun, and the ribbon... gee can't stop gushing.

Shirley said...

Each one is just so beautiful! I love every single one and honestly could not pick!