November 3, 2010


Hi all!! Happy Wednesday!! WOW! I cannot believe how fast this week is going by - I have been really busy as I have three events this coming up weekend - I just love to stamp though so no hardship here :-)  Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for my sister to go along with the frame I showed you all on Monday.  I made a square card - this is actually my favorite size to make as there is more room to play on the card front, LOL!  I used Big Shotthe same color scheme as the frame - I just love these colors together! The base of the card is Old Olive card stock with Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper - YUM! The chocolate chip card stock is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on my .  Isn't it purdy??!!!  The stamp set I used is called I Believe and the stamps are absolutely gorgeous! I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp in Baha Breeze and Old Olive to get the colors on the image I wanted and I am very happy with how it turned out! And, of course I had to add a touch of bling to my image so there are points of Dazzling Diamonds on there (click on the image to make it bigger so you can see too!) I used my eyelet border punch on a strip of Baha Breeze card stock and then embossed it with the Square Lattice Folder, one of my favorites! I also punched the edges of the DSP to that they matched :-)  The sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set and I added a small rhinestone for the bling effect! Lastly, I added some Pear Pizzazz ribbon (yes, it works well with the Old Olive!) and a designer button that I blinged up with some pearls, and then I was done! I also did the inside of this card but it is full of mushy stuff so I can't share that *wink* but it matches the outside of the card pretty much! I enjoyed making this card since I knew it was for someone special in my life - I just love my sister, she is a fabulous, beautiful, smart, and funny woman who is also my closest friend! If you have a sister, make sure you tell her what she means to you - it's important!! Now, I am off to stamp land as I have miles to stamp before I sleep, lol!! If you like the products that I used here (and you know you do!) you can purchase them all through my online store.  And, as always, contact me if you have any questions - I love to hear from you! Have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow with some fun cards!  Until then, Happy Stampin'!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Old Olive, Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White card stock, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Inks- Baha Breeze, Old Olive stampin' write markers, Chocolate Chip classic stampin' pad
Stamps - I Believe, Perfect Punches
Tools - Eyelet Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders
Accessories - Pear Pizzazz ribbon, designer series buttons, pearls, rhinestones


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my! Alex, this is gorgeous!!!

Patti said...

This is so lovely. I love the color combination.

Diane said...

Oh it's absolutely gorgeous Alex!
You are so right,those colors are great together,I'm sure sis loved her card!Have a great busy weekend!

Karen said...

Love this card Alex. This is one of my favorite stamp sets.

following you from Stampin' Connection


pescbrico said...

I love the colors on your card! Very beautiful!

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful birthday card for your sister! Love the colors, the design and your stamped image! #271 following from Stampin Connection.