Friday, August 16, 2013

Give Thanks Birthday Card


A friend ordered a birthday card for the stylish first lady of her church and this is what I came up with!


I decided to create an elegant card using one of the new Anna Griffin embossing folders and DCWV metallic cardstock - the perfect combination! I love shades of pink. This time I decided to also emboss the flap of the envelope. It was very easy to emboss the top three-quarters of the envelope flap and line it up to emboss the rest without an interruption. An unheard of situation in the past with Cuttlebug. I am really enjoying the finer details and design of the Anna Griffin folders.

The stamping came out a little light in areas (especially the word LORD) because the card is textured and my ink pad is worn. I colored in the missing spots with my Zig writer marker using both the broad and fine tips.


If you follow me, you know I do not truly finish the interior of my cards. But I had a master plan today!! Ha ha!! Once my friend described the recipient as stylish I immediately thought of Forever Young. I repeated the embossing and color scheme from the front of the card and created this stylish lady. I even had a little fashion show trying on several patterns of dresses on her before deciding on Provo Craft scrapbook paper. 

It's quite a surprise when you open this card. I usually place major images like this on the outside of a card rather than the inside. I love the stamp sets I used from Stampin' up! They went together like a hand and glove! The finishing touch was adding the bling in shades of green. This is definitely a style I will create again. Love it!

Supplies:
  • American Crafts 5 x 7" pink card, white envelope
  • DCWV metallic cardstock (gold and plum)
  • Green mosaic scrapbook paper - Provo Craft
  • Cricut Cartridge Forever young p. 28 
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • Bazzill teal cardstock (at dress neckline)
  • Stamps - Stampabilities: Give Thanks; Stampin' Up: "Each one..." Trust God, "Happy Birthday:" Well Scripted
  • Cuttlebug and Anna Griffin folder: Elaborate Quatrefoil
  • Recollections bling - in shades of green
  • Xyron 1" and 2.5"
  • Creative Memories corner rounder
  • Ranger Archival ink - black
  • Zig writer - black


Please let me know how you like this creation by leaving a comment. Better yet, please share this post for me on social media. I am on vacation so I really need your help to get the word out! Thanks!!!

La-Vie

10 comments:

  1. Love this card! The embossing is just beautiful and the interior is icing on the cake! The rose and green colors are so pretty together and the little bit of bling is a really nice effect.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am in love with the folder. Anna Griffin really improved the cuttlebug folders. with the open top you can just keep embossing a long piece of paper seamlessly.

      La-Vie

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  2. Nice choice of sentiments and I love the embossing. I'm sure she's going to be pleased. Enjoy your vacation!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am in love with the folder. Anna Griffin really improved the cuttlebug folders. with the open top you can just keep embossing a long piece of paper seamlessly.

      La-Vie

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  3. Gorgeous card and I love the matching envie. Great work!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am in love with the folder. Anna Griffin really improved the cuttlebug folders. with the open top you can just keep embossing a long piece of paper seamlessly. It worked really well on the envelope.

      La-Vie

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  4. I love, love, love this card!!! You are so creative! I want one for myself to hang in my crop room....LOL

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    1. I am so glad you love it Emily!!! I can surely sell you one of these custom beauties! Just let me know.

      La-Vie B.
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