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Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Celebration

Good Monday morning everyone!  
One of my dear friends is celebrating a birthday on Wednesday and I will be taking her to lunch tomorrow after a shopping visit to a yarn shop.  We are both knitters and she is a beach lover, so I made this card for her.  As inspiration, I used the CR84FN32 colours pic and this is what I came up with.
I started with an aqua card front (Coredinations) and this great colourful letter print paper (October Afternoon).  I rounded 2 of the corners and sponged the panel with SU crumbcake ink.  I used 2 new circular dies from MemoryBox that I bought from Ellen Hutson and layered together.  I then stamped a SU heart that has French printing and a floral image, cur out, sponged and coloured.  I have had these great cocktail picks with shells on them that I bought at Anthropologie last Summer and finally using one of them.  The Celebrate sentiment is from the SU set Fancy Phrases and I stamped it onto another MemoryBox "pastry labels" die that I also recently acquired from Ellen's store.  The little charm is removable for my friend to add to a bracelet or necklace and I tied a SU Pear Pizzazz seam binding length and tied into a simple bow.  I hope she will like the card and the yarn and I know we will both enjoy the Margarita that we will have with lunch in celebration of her birthday :)
Thanks for taking a peek,
Cheers ~ Chriss

15 comments:

  1. How totally lovely and creative too! I love how you used the toothpick and shell!

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  2. Lovely birthday card! Love the shell toothpick pin! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

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  3. What a cute Birthday card Chriss! Love all the layers and the pretty scalloped doily! Thanks so much joining along with CR84FN :)

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  4. LOVE the text and the heart and the shell toothpick pin! So clever! She will LOVE this ~ and the margarita at lunch! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  5. Chriss this is amazing! ... your friend will love it ... I too love the doilies and the gorgeous heart ...

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  6. Seriously genius!! Those dies are amazing and look perfect on your card. You did a fabulous job of the color combination!

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  7. Such a beautiful card Chriss! LOve all the text! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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  8. This is just wonderful Chriss! I really like the tiny touches of yellow and that great little shell!!! :)

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  9. This is gorgeous - so many fabulous details. I love the heart and the little shell is just so cute!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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  10. this is amazing .... sensational work .. hugz x

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  11. This is gorgeous, Chriss...the colors are sooo pretty and I love all the diecut doilies and the toothpick is a great touch!!!! I love to knit, too...I taught my two granddaughters how to knit while they were here for a couple of weeks. Hope they keep it up!!

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  12. This is awesome, Chriss!! Love the loopy, doily pieces and the shell toothpick!

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  13. So cute! I love the text in the background!!

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  14. This is so pretty. great papers, colors and I like that lattice background look you used. Great card.

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  15. Hi, Chriss! I found your blog as a result of your Moxie Fabber of the Week interview and had to come by and check out this card in its "home environment!" :) Love everything about it -- the colors, the dies and that heart! I know it must have been very special to your friend that you put so much of what she loves into the making of it! Really beautiful! :)

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