Sunday, August 7, 2011

Old Age Birthday Card

I have two very dear friends who have been with me through thick and thin, good and bad, for 23 years.  When I was younger, I never thought I'd have "true" friends, but I can say that when we arrived in North Carolina, I found true friends.  They are like sisters to me, and I adore them.  One of them turned 50 last week, and this is the card I made for her.  She loves brown, and although it is not the first color I would choose for a card, I really like this card.  I have entered this card into the current challenge over at Birthday Sundaes.  Check it out!

Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Card Stock:  Recollections and Bazzill
Bottom Border:  EK Success border punch
Patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found) and The Paper Studio.  (I purchased them at Hobby Lobby last week.)
Brown ribbon:  Hobby Lobby -- brand unknown
Lace:  From my stash
Old Age font:  Twinkle Toes Sizzlet font
Label:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge with a Nestabilities circle die used for the top layer
Photo corner:  Cuttlebug die
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Yarn flower:  Recollections -- I added a pearl to the center.

The inside says, "It's like underwear that just keeps on creeping up on ya.  Happy birthday!"  HA! HA!

Click on the picture for a better look.  Thanks for looking and for your comments.  They make my day.

P.S.  If you've been following my husband's ankle dilemma, he will be seeing a surgeon on Monday.  Hopefully it will be fixed soon, and the healing can begin.  Thanks for your prayers for him!


Amy said...

Saw this on the MB and had to investigate your blog! Gorgeous card!

Anna C said...

Brown isn't my first choice of colors for a card either, but you certainly did a wonderful job with this!

Maribel said...

Tammy, This card stood out to me right away! It's gorgeous! I have become a huge fan of brown lately. This card is perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

Vickie Z said...

Love this card!! Browns look great and the sentiment is perfect for your friend!!

Kristie said...

Oh I love the brown! Your card turned out beautiful, love that yarn flower. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!!! Congrats on being a "Super Sundae"!!

ScrapMyWay said...

The brown is a refreshing change from the bright colors usually found on Birthday cards...LOVE IT, well designed.