Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another Birthday Gift and Card

When I have the time, I love to make a birthday card that coordinates with the gift wrapping. Both the paper and Hero Arts Cling stamp were my inspiration. I started by stamping the children dancing using Victorian Violet Brilliance ink on white cardstock and embossing it with clear crystal embossing powder and a heat gun. Next I used a flower embossing folder (from a Hello Kitty set, I think) to impress the pink cardstock. The Sizzix die was used to cut the eyelet lace paper strip but you could use a border punch instead. The Happy Birthday ribbon was strung through the Spellbinder cut label and then everything was taped or glued in place. The 6x6 card was further embellished with Essential, Dress It Up , and some other small sparkly flowers I purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts. The really gigantic flowers used on the gift wrapping are Flora Doodles by Petaloo. Using an artificial flower instead of a bow makes the gift easier to wrap for mailing and I glued the flower to a large paper clip so the recipient can reuse the flower on another gift or craft project. I think my sister will appreciate the card because she also grew up in the 'olden days' when we actually did the Maypole dance for May Day.....sigh, those were sweet, innocent times.


Cheryl said...

Wow! So pretty Lynn! Love how you matched the card and gift wrapping. Your sister will lover her gift. I remember the maypole back in the days during May Day. I don't think they do it anymore. Have a great evening!

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Wow! that was very adorable gift wrapping I like it. I've got an idea. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting.