Sunday, August 4, 2013

Another Birthday

Yes, today is another birthday for me.  I don't mind getting older (who is getting younger?).  I one time saw a quote on Pinterest to the effect of not regretting that you are getting older because it is a privilege denied to many.  How true.  Last evening, I was treated to dinner by my son.  Today, I was treated to lunch by my husband.  I am sufficiently stuffed.  We will be having cake and ice cream later on.  Will be eating lightly the rest of the week!  I do like birthdays that last more than one day!

Today, I have a little gift card holder to share.  The design was centered around the pretty yellow and gray Webster's Pages cameo.  The envelope was cut on my beloved Big Kick using a Tim Holtz pocket envelope die.  The paper used for the envelope is Tim Holtz and the pattern paper is MME.  I stamped some text from 7 Gypsies onto the striped paper.  A bit of ruffled lace was glued around the bottom.  The flowers are Recollections toned down a bit with Sand Glimmer Mist.  I added some Liquid Pearls around the scallop circle.

The green pine branches were made with a Martha Stewart punch.

Foam dots were placed under the scallop circle for dimension.

On the back of the envelope, I attached two brads and a bit of twine to form a closure.  There is a little bit of space here where you could add a sentiment tag.

We are having absolutely gorgeous weather today.  Perfect day for celebrating!  Have a wonderful week!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you are enjoying your extended birthday, I for one love it when the celebrating goes on for a few days as those around you catch up.. except my waist line may suffer a bit though.. but hey I agree with your quote.. not all get to grow old so we had better just enjoy it!! Your card looks so lovely, I love the cameo in the middle of the doiley!! Enjoy the rest of the day!!!!

  2. So glad to hear you had a lovely birthday, my friend! Sounds like you were well taken care of! :) LOVE your beautiful card holder! Fabulous color combo and I adore all the detail. The flower cluster is so pretty. LOVE that cameo! I am so tickled that you are loving your new die cutting machine!

  3. Sheer elegance, Patty!! What a stunning card!!!
    HAPPY Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday, again! ♥you and can't wait to celebrate in person. Love this gorgeous project. The yellow and grey are stunning together.

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patty!!!!!
    Such a gorgeous card!!
    Love it! :)

  6. Hi Patty, thanks for your comments on my blog.. the banner is a memory box die and the doilys are from a cafe i go to sometimes.... you know when you get a cuppa and they bring out the milk on a little plate with a doily under it.. well I take the doilys and use them on my scrap pages!!hehe! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  7. Love the layers of little doilies! The cameo adds an elegant touch! Simply beautiful! Hope your birthday was wonderful!

    Have a great day!

  8. Hi! I was looking for an email but I cant seem to find one. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for each and every comment you leave on my blog. I read each one and it puts a smile on my face :) Thank you for always taking the time to write something . It touches me more than you know. I had a look through your blog.. LOVELY Work!!! Many many thanks xoxo

  9. What a gorgeous gift card holder! Love all the layers, cameo,lace, and sweet cluster of flowers! So happy to hear that you had a wonderful birthday with family!:-)

  10. Happy belated birthday Patty, and yes I love that quote too, I don't mind getting older either :) :)
    I love what you have created and love the pocket envelope,:)
    Thank you for always leaving me kind comments, you never forget me :) :)
    hugzz Marlou xx

  11. That is one pretty gift card holder, Pat! I always have a hard time using yellow seem like you are great with any colors.

    Happy belated birthday.

  12. HAPPY BLESSED BELATED BIRTHDAY !!! :) :) Stay healthy, youthful and beautiful !