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!

7 comments:

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!
Maribel

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.
Claire
http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/