Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Happy Friday, All.

It is a beautiful day here in Nova Scotia.  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the squirrels are up to their squirrelly antics.  Although the lawn has some dandelions that need to be pulled, I opted to head into the craft room first to finish the birthday card I started last night.  Funny how "work" easily moves to the back burner.  :)

The birthday card used Quietfire's Happy Family Days set:
Happy Family Days with Calligraphic Frame (coordinates with Spellbinders™)
The set was designed to coordinate with Spellbinders Labels One.  The swirls were stamped in green and the sentiment in Archival Ink (Potting Soil).  It was die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One.  Next green card stock was die cut (Spellbinders Decorative Labels One), ivory card stock (Labels One Card Front) and all was mounted on Kraft card stock.
I stacked white tissue paper and die cut it using Spellbinders Blossom Two die.  It was dyed using Distress Stain in Abandoned Coral, a brad inserted through the center and was gathered to create the flower.  Green card stock was die cut using Spellbinders Create a Rose leaves dies.
Sweet, simple and happy.  I hope whoever receives the card will like it.  

Before I head out I wanted to show you some of the tulips that popped up in one of my gardens this year.  I should literally have hundreds of tulips in the spring showing off their beauty.  However, last year I had a problem with my tulips and I do not think even 20 popped up.  I was concerned that a disease had gotten a hold of all of them but decided to wait a year before pulling out all of the bulbs and starting over.  Thankfully many of the tulips came back.  Here are a few from one of my gardens.  This garden is full of red, yellow, and red/yellow blended tulips.

The photos do not do them justice.  They are stunning in person!  They really brighten up a day and I love seeing them soaking up the sun.  

Thanks for hanging out until the end!  :)
Have a fabulous weekend.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Scrapyland- Happy Birthday/celebrate
613 Avenue Create, AG
Sister Act, AG
Simon Says Stamp, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG


  1. Beautiful Kathy Jo! Love the flower!

  2. Wonderful birthday card and I love the flower you created with tissue paper. Your tulips are gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing another wonderful project with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kathy Jo!! I love the tissue paper flower!! It looks amazing!! This is elegant and beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    Your garden photos are so beautiful!! Looking at flowers makes me happy!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. What a lovely card, love the background and the flower is great, thanks for taking part in scrapyland challenges

  5. Gorgeous Birthday card! Love your tissue paper flower! Your flowers in your garden are so pretty! I love when flowers are in bloom. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challlenge #18!

  6. Wow! What a beautiful card! I love this gorgeous flower! And the colour combo you used is great! Thank you very much for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again soon!

  7. This is so pretty! I love how you used the Spellbinders dies! Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  8. Yet another AMAZING card, Kathy Jo. You are SO talented, and such an amazing crafter and I thank you form the bottom of my heart for sharing your talents with us. Thanks so much, and God bless you for joining us!
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. Here is another super fun challenge where you can play along if you are able. We would LOVE having you join us.
    Crop Stop

  9. Fantastic card! Your tissue paper flower is so pretty too! Thank you for sharing your talent with us for this week's challenge! Have a blessed week!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday


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