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Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthday card

 Hi, I took 3 different shots of this card so you could see it inside and out.  I found the yellow gate-fold card on clearance a couple years ago, it was an Anna Griffin wedding announcement set, truly pretty enough on it's own, the envelopes alone were worth the price I paid for it.  I added some lace to the front of it and then glued down the floral cut out flaps.  I don't think you can see it but I added some Stickles to the flowers too.  I folded the floral flap and glued it down to the outside of the envelope since this card will be hand delivered, you can see the solid yellow inside of the envelope in the 2nd photo.  I cut another piece of the gate-fold, mounted it to the left flap of the card front and punched the sides of it then added a sentiment and a place for a signature.  The inside of the card has a beautiful Gecko Galz image mounted on to a piece of yellow cs which is then mounted on to a gorgeous white die cut from Bird's Cards, I added a sheet of blue cs to the background to make it all pop.  And yes I did use my Perfect Layers Rulers to get the image cut square and to get the 1/8" yellow trim on it straight this time lol.  

I just want to take a moment and thank Leanne Seed at Gecko Galz, I used the free image from her 2012 blog hop.  She is always generously offering beautiful collage sheets through her blog hops, on her personal blog Fripperies and Butterflies and through the Yahoo Gecko Galz Papercrafting· Ephemera Emporium Crafting Challenges group.  She offers so many fun challenges and plenty of chances to win free images too, I would love to see you join us there.
I also want to thank Bird from Birds Cards, she offers gorgeous die cuts in SVG and other formats free on her blog along with digital images and free how to instructions.  She has a Forum now where you can ask questions, get to know other crafters, and she will even entertain the idea of suggestions, you are such a sweet person Bird.  
Many thanks to both of these kind and generous ladies for sharing your talents with all of us.
                     
Thanks for looking.  ~Diane




                                                               
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24 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning, I love the way you have done the sentiment on the front, its so creative. The yellow colouring work so well.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. What a gorgeous card, it has such a light, happy and summery feel to it. Well done, my friend! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. oooh such a scrumptious card and envie. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  4. This is a complete work of art, a gift in itself.

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  5. What a breathtaking creation!
    Today there has been snow in my part of the world so to see a card full of the joys of Springtime and as pretty as this makes me realise that surely Spring is just around the corner.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Diane, you make the most gorgeous and detailed cards! I know!! This is so luscious in yellow and so warming of the soul! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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  7. Hi Diane,
    This is one of the prettiest cards ever. Now who won't love to receive something so sunny and bright? The verse is heartwarming too and the envelope is perfect.
    You've done it again my friend. Just wonderful.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  8. Stunning indeed. What a glorious match for an end result. Love it.
    Carole

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  9. Terrific card with such happy colours.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Diane, Another very beautiful gift. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  11. Diane, a truly elegant card, so fem, hugs

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  12. So sunny and cheerful. Love the colours. And what a superb layout and design.
    Monica

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  13. wow, all of that beautiful cutting!!! it s lovely and i love all the YELLOW!!!

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  14. Oh my friend, your work is always out of this world!! It would take me forever to create something this gorgeous!! Wonderful!!
    xxDaniella

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  15. Dearest Diane,
    such a beautiful card. I love this yellow card, and the paper crafted so amazing.
    wishing you a beautiful weekend my friend
    hugs

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  16. lovely design on this, diane:) i'll check out bird's cards-tfs!

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  17. Beautiful card Diane! Love all the fancy folds and elegant image! So pretty and cheerful!

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  18. This is such a beautiful card! Love all the die cutting! What a wonderful idea that you even did the envelope! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  19. Good morning sweetie, this is very sweet I love it hugs Pops x

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  20. Your cards are extremely lovely and not so over-the-top that they cannot fit into an envelope for mailing. Your details really enhance each color and style. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  21. This is really precious, Dear! Love the image and the pure love that went into this page. Fabulous!
    Printed Gift Cards

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  22. Stunning! I love the warm colors and beautiful design.

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  23. So lovely...I adore yellow and white and in your creative hands, its marvelous. Hope all is well. take care, gerri

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