Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bloomin' Birthday

Hey there everyone!  I hope your weekend has been good.  Today, my Dad celebrated his 80th birthday.  We had family for dinner at at a local restaurant to celebrate.  I feel blessed to still have both my parents in my life.  I did make a card for his birthday and will share it another time.

August is filled with quite a few birthdays for family and friends.  I've been cardmaking nonstop it seems as it takes me quite awhile until I feel satisfied with the finished product (although there are times that it just doesn't turn out like I pictured it in my head).  This card was made for my sister-in-law who recently celebrated her 50th birthday.  I used mainly all Webster's Pages products here.

Isn't the paper pretty?  I handcut some flowers and attached them to the upper left corner.  I used my Martha Stewart lace punch on the strip of paper that the bloomers are on.  An EK doily punch was used on the pattern paper that I simply flipped over to the other side and accented with Dazzle Me gems around the yellow bloomer.  A PTI stamp sentiment was used on a Martha Stewart tag that I inserted under the border strip and finished off with a little handcut bee.

I really hate to throw out the little scraps of leftover paper, so I used them to decorate the envelope.  The floral circles are simply the centers from the doily shape which I accented with Liquid Pearls.  I then fussy cut the "postage stamp" and added two handcut flowers to it.  To acknowledge my SIL's 50th birthday, I just wrote 50 cents on the flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments; and if you would, please keep my mother-in-law in your prayers as she is undergoing surgery tomorrow and also my mother who is having her pacemaker replaced on Tuesday.  Have a wonderful week!


  1. HI... Your card is so pretty.. I love the red roses across it like that.. and my dad will be 80 on the 3rd september, so that is really special too!!

  2. What a beautiful card, Patty! You know I'm sooooo loving all those Webster's goodies on here! Such gorgeous floral paper. LOVE the scalloped border you punched and love the row of Bloomers! The doily with the pearls is just beautiful, too. And how fun how you decorated the envelope with the scraps. Love that postage stamp!
    I'll be thinking of you and your mother-in-law and mother this week! (hugs)

  3. Gorgeous card Patty! Love that you make coordinating envelopes with the scraps. I will keep your MIL in my prayers and happy belated birthday to your dad!

  4. This is so soft and feminine. Just gorgeous. I hope you MIL and mom do great this week.:)

  5. WOW! Absolute gorgeous card! I'm sure your SIl will love it! That Webster paper is so so pretty! Great touch with fussy cutting the flowers and placed in corner! Fabulous bloomers and envelope, too! Such a pretty it! Take care, hugs!

  6. soooo elegant...happppppppppppy b-dy to your

  7. beautiful elegant and shabby chic card Patty, I love the ruffled roses :) x Ps A very happy and blessed birthday to your Dad :) x