Sunday, March 17, 2013

Twenty One

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

I had a wonderful relaxing day just taking it easy and then topped it off with a yummy corned beef and cabbage dinner.

It has been quite the creative week for me.  I had some friends over on Wednesday for a card making party and Saturday I took a class.  Will be posting what was accomplished at both those events soon.

Tonight I wanted to share with you a birthday card that I promised I would share several weeks ago.  My niece living with us just turned 21 recently.



I wanted to make a special card for this special young lady.  She is a girly girl and very stylish so I wanted something to reflect that.

The Tim Holtz Alterations Sewing Room die is one of the newest to my collection.  It seemed fitting (no pun intended, ha) for the card.  What fun I had "dressing up" the dress form.  I wanted something bold so I chose red, black, silver and white.  This is a larger card that fits into a 6 x 9 envelope.

I'm happy to report that my niece loved her card and has it displayed up in her room.  I included some gift cards which I will give you details on in a bit.  She works nights so I left her a box of some yummy cupcakes from a local bakery and the card to find when she got home.  In return I got the sweetest note from her.  Glad I could make her big birthday a little more special and fun.




The happy birthday banner is from Tim Holtz Tattered Banners die.  Inked and rock candy distressed.


A bit of lace and some sparkle with some buttons from my stash adorned the bottom.


The "dress" was actually two dress forms pieced together.  I embossed the base dress form and the dresses.  Here is a good view of the sparkly waist band.



Close up of the buttons and silver dress form.



As for the gift cards, I created some pockets on the inside of the card to hold them.  To celebrate her twenty first birthday I got her two gift cards.  A Starbucks card with $21 on it.  A Forever 21 card with, yup $21.  Just a fun way to celebrate a significant birthday in any young persons life.


Hope you enjoyed my bold and sophisticated birthday card.  Great fun to play dress up.

Thank You for stopping by.  I really appreciate and enjoy your comments.  Happy creating!

Hugs,  Sharon









8 comments:

  1. I like the sparkeling dress and the fine details!

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    1. Thank You. Glad you like it. The card was a big hit with my niece too.

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  2. Cute card. I was lucky enough to see you working on it at PSB one night!!!

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    1. Thank you. So appreciate your support.

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  3. What a special age and special card! Love the dressform! The dangley 21 is fab!

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    1. Thanks Anita. The dress form is too fun. Like playing with paper dolls.

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  4. What a great card, I love anything with a dress form, the bling on the waist topped it off. I like the idea of the 21 dollars on the gift cards, I never would have thought of that.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shari. Glad you like it. It was really fun to make.

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