Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Today is my mom's birthday, and I wanted to wish her the very best Birthday, I love you so much Mom!  We don't live near, well we do, but not near enough to swing by and give her a big Birthday hug.  She lives in Southern California, and I live in Arizona, so I had to wait until today to post the Birthday card, in order to make sure that she got it first.

 Gift cards tucked in:

Unfortunately, I have to say I'm guilty of dragging my mother into this hobby of mine.  She started off small, and now half of her bedroom has been claimed by this addiction of paper crafting.  It's really fun to share this hobby with someone close to you whom shares the same passion and excitement for paper and card making tools.  So I knew gift cards to Michaels and Joanns would be the perfect gift, and we all know after long hours of shopping, we can sure work up an appetite, that is where the other gift card will come in handy.

I got the instructions to create this card from Pink Buckaroo Designs, Erica created this very easy tutorial of what she called Gift Pocket wallet.  She has posted on her blog two examples of how you can use this, and I automatically thought the gift card one would come in handy.  The stamped image I used is from The Cats Pajamas, isn't it adorable?   The  inspiration came from their gallery, however, for my balloons, I used a Hero Arts clear stamp set called Wonderful Birthday, stamped each balloon onto a different type of patterned paper and cut the image out.  I colored the image using Copic markers, I then used an atyouspica in clear to add some sparkle to the stars and the gifts (I did this after I took the picture, sorry!)  The pattern paper I used was from the 12 x 12  K & Co Wild Raspberry paper stack. 

For the clouds, I cut them using a Papertrey ink cloud die, I then added Stampin' Up glitter in dazzling diamonds.  The balloons are attached to Cotton candy pink baker's twine.  The textured card stock used for the card base and scalloped envelopes is from Stampin' Up  in Pink Piroutte.  And last but not least, the button brads are from Making Memories.

I also wanted to comment that the reason I haven't been blogging much is because I've been keeping myself busy making invitations for a Sweet Sixteen birthday party.  A friend of my Mom's asked if I could make 60 invitations for her daughters birthday party and I quickly jumped at the opportunity.  Although, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into, until shortly after I started cutting into the paper and seizing everything up.  Here's a little glimpse of what  my assembly line looked like during the process.  I'm about 90% done, and I couldn't be happier!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. What a fantastic and fun card you made for your Mom! I love the gift card pockets inside! I'm sure she's going to love spending those!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of the invitations you're making! What a big job, but you certainly are organized!...Nancy :o)

  2. Now that's my kind of birthday card! {grin} It's adorable Sil! This is such a great design. You did an awesome job making it yours. The image is too cute! Hugs!

  3. Hey Sil... Love your card to your mom. Very clever. Gift cards are fanastic. I'm preparing 12 easter cards so I can relate I guess. You are so sweet to do that. TFS. I can't wait to see them when you are done. You do such an amazing job. Hugs, Friday

  4. Oh my! Its so adorable!!! I just love the stamped images and the colors you chose! Thank you so much for linking up with me and for coming back to show me how you used my tutorial! Its such a breath of fresh air!!!

  5. this is really adorable your mom will love it
    xoxo BA

  6. This card is adorable.. I love it.. That bunny just makes me smile!

  7. Oh my gosh, Silvia!!! This card is cuter than cute could ever even think about being!!! I love the colors and the design!! That adorable bunny peeking out from behing the presents is too cute and LOVE those balloons!!! No doubt your mom was truly blown over by this!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  8. this is the sweetest card...I adore the balloons...toooo cute....hope your day is fabby!

    enjoy *~*

  9. Just thought I'd pop in and say hello! Hope you're having a happy summer! You changed your profile photo, didn't you? You look very pretty!...Nancy :o)

  10. I wish I was that crafty! Beautiful!


  11. I love this card!! This is so incredible!! I miss seeing you on Youtube! I hope you have been doing well. Lots of love. XOXO, Julie. :0)

  12. Amazing!!! I like your posted Birthday card its looking so beautiful...
    Plastic card printing
    plastic Cards


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