"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CardPatters Sketch #105 - a Happy Birthday!

Good morning crafty girlys. Super happy today is my Friday :). Hope you have been having a good week? Mine has been OK. I’ve been feeling pretty crappy. Still dealing with the aftermath of the car accident I was in back in November. Seeing the Chiro again tomorrow - hopefully that’ll help :(.

Anyway, I have been crafty (just not up to my usual drive). I made this card for my friend Ronnie. She’s a great friend, I wanted to make sure to make her a really special card. Her Birthday was Wednesday. I'm entering this into the CardPatters Sketch (#105) Challenge. It's my 1st challenge with them and the sketch was awesome. Here's a look at it: And here’s a few at my take on the sketch:

I paired October Afternoon (Fly Me a Kite) patterned paper and Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake together to make her a fabulous cake ;). Like the crinkly ribbon?? I made it myself using Snug Hug Seam Binding and Maya Mists. You can find a great tutorial over on the Noel Mingon Blog. I bookmarked it a hundred years ago, but my 1st attempt wasn’t great (I’m sure I used way to must Glimmer Mist). In the tutorial, they use Glimmer Mist, but through trial and error - and personal likesies, I found that I really prefer to use Maya Mist. The colors are richer (here I used Red & Orange), and I like my sparkle, but I like not sparkly too. Quite often, actually. I also sprayed the seam binding with water (from a mini mister) first - I found that it helps you get a better coverage without caking it on and making it stiff.

The bracket was cut with my Slice (@ 3 and a half inches). I popped it up with foamies and twisted it around to be off center for added fun and texture. I finished it off with some crystal pins for pretty. Before I forget, I also inked up all of the paper edges with Antique Linnen ;). I finished the card off with a simple Happy Birthday stamped on the inside of the card.

She was happy with it and that made me happy. Well thats all for me today. I hope you have a great day :).

OH! Before I forget!! Look at what I got!! I’ve been dying for these!! So many possibilities, especially for scrapbooking!! I ordered them from i{heart}paper. It was my 1st time ordering from them (found them on LF's facebook). So happy I found them too - they have the May Arts ribbon I've been wanting SO BADLY! Now I have a few goodies to play with this weekend!

WOW, Lawn Fawn sure is popping ip everywhere! 2Peas is officially carrying most of the Lawn Fawn Sets! This. Is. Awesome! Now, when you order your goodies from 2Peas, it’ll be super easy to add some LF to the cart. I’m excited!


  1. Oh this is so beautiful. I am in love with that paper for the background and all I want to do is make a paper pieced cake! I just got this stamp set and have only used it once...I see a cake like this in my future. Just beautiful! The colors make me happy. :)

  2. Wow! Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors:)

  3. Love your own wrinkly ribbon and how it goes with your card. Superb!

  4. Such a great card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!!