April 2, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Daughter!

Good Morning Blog Readers! I hope you didn't fall prey to any April Fools jokes yesterday. I have to tell you that back in 1985, I was 2 weeks overdue for my first baby. I was terrified to think that I may deliver on April Fools Day but alas, the day went by and I delivered Jessica the following day....phew, that was close! I have a high school friend that was born on April Fools and she was always teased and I did not want that for my child!

So for today's card I have Jessica's birthday card that I will be giving her tonight when we meet for supper:

I saw a card shaped like this on Pinterest and thought it was so neat. I wanted the folded-over flap on the front to stay nice and round on the fold so I devised a plan...

I took a skewer, cut it a little shorter than my rounded fold and added Sticky Strip to the skewer and tucked and pressed it in place under the flap and voila, a rounded fold! And yes, this idea was my very own! I also like the looks of the two flowers that I glued over and under the fold in a rounded fashion. To coordinate my card, I made a flap for my envelope with the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
  • Inks: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
  • DSP: Eastern Elegance
  • Tools: Blossom Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Tea Lace Doily, Rhinestone Jewels, Very Vintage Designer Buttons
  • Stamps: Flower Punch, Petite Petals, Mixed Bunch, Blooming with Kindness
Happy Birthday to Jessica! Oh and a reminder that Create with Connie & Mary is in full swing with their Card "Create"tions Subscription. 72 card ideas for you! And it is my turn today to show out my first 4 cards. Make sure you visit to sign up and you can see my projects along with everyone else's!

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