August 26, 2011

Birthday Greetings...

My dear daughter will be celebrating her birthday soon.  I made a special card for her - something fun and pretty - just like her!  This card is more like a little book.


 dry brush acrylic paints on card stock, fold paper as shown (flip paper over before second fold), cut down center of horizontal ditch fold

Fold paper on fold lines and decorate

Since "Jennifer" has 8 letters, I stamped each letter of her name on a page then wrote a descriptive word about her starting with that letter 




Punch two 1/8" holes (one on front and one on back page thread ribbon through and knot) tie in a bow.  One of the nice things about making a card this size, it will fit into store-bought 4-1/8 x 5-1/4 invitation envelopes.

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39 comments:

laurie said...

beautiful,, just beautiful,,

Linda/Thistledown and Co. said...

What a fabulous card...I'm sure she will LOVE it. Thanks also for sharing your technique. You're simply amazing

Debbie said...

Lovely card!

~Debbie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Nothing says "lovin' " like a card from the heart.
I always say that the mother should get the cards and presents because, after all, we did do all the work.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to youuuuu !!!

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Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love the card you made, very sweet!


Gabriela

Riet said...

What a lovely card. NOthing better than hand made Happy pink Saturday

Carol at Serendipity said...

Pat,
Lovely card. I used to go to the Owl and the Pussy Cat in Ft. Myers and make cards and books. I don't make them anymore and kind of miss it.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Carol

tami said...

Very pretty card Pat...happy pink Saturday..xo Tami

Emily said...

Pat, your birthday card for your daughter is charming. Love how you used a different letter on each page. Something she'll treasure always. Happy Pink Saturday.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Twiggy said...

Wow, suck a lovely card and so much love put into it! Amazing. Love your design and idea about it.

LaVerne said...

Pat, the card is wonderful and the idea to use the letters of Jennifer's name for words of affirmation is just the best ever.
have a Pink Week

LV said...

That is a great idea. Something she can keep and treasure when she gets older.

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Pat,

I love the card. I especially like the letters of her name scattered and you adding something special to each one. Happy Birthday to her.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Sharon said...

Great card - and even more special to have it so "personalised"!! Happy Pink Saturday!

yvettesblogs.com said...

A great idea, I especially love how each letter is a personalised word.Just Lovely! Happy PS

Teresa said...

What a fabulous card and what clear instructions. Lovely . . .

lulumusing said...

Handmade cards are the best, and I so appreciate when someone provides an excellent tutorial.

mercedesscott said...

Thank you for sharing your very cute card! Your daughter will so love it! :)

Tricia said...

Great card! Gives me an idea for a background I have started. I love the large alphabet letters you combined with words. Bet your daughter will be thrilled to get a special handmade card just for her. Happy PS!
Blessings,
Tricia

Sunny said...

Pat, Your post, blog ,and talent are wonderful! HPS

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love cards and yours is lovely, you're so talented my friend! ove the alphabet letters and how you paired them with the words. Thanks for sharing and for your so sweet visits, always! Have a nice and safe weekend. Hugs, FABBY

bj said...

You are so talented...this is just amazing.
I am always in such awe of people like yourself that have so much talent. You must look at your work and feel very blessed to have a God given talent such as you have.:))

Micupoftea~ said...

This is a sweet, fun card~

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I know your daughter will love her card and treasure it for years to come. It's very special and so creative. Thanks for visiting CITexas Gal today....to answer your question...all but the first two childrens photos are of my Family Members. Those first two are from my collection of vintage photos. Come again soon.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Soooo creative!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a beautiful card!! She will LOVE it! Happy Birthday wishes to her for a wonderful!
XO
Cindy

Holly said...

Hi Pat~
This is the most wonderful gift! Jennifer will love it. I hope you get to enjoy her day together. Thank you for the inspiration!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lui said...

Pat, this gorgeous and I am sure something that Jennifer will treasure forever.

You are indeed the Art Diva!

Lynn said...

What a thoughtful card! Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my site. Best wishes!

DearHelenHartman said...

That is just darling!

Lorraine said...

What a special gift.

Leovi said...

Beautiful birthday card, a real treat ...

Rebecca said...

What a special and unique gift!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Wonderful card and tutorial as well!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

This card is a special one and is sure to be a treasure in the years to come!

MaryN said...

This is such a creative and wonderful card!

Thank you so much for joining in on my art blog hop and posting the button on your blog!

I enjoy following your posts!
All the best!
Mary C. Nasser

SavvyMama said...

oh,my! that is pretty stunning...I like it...so authentic!

xinex said...

Happy birthday to your dear daughter, Pat! You made a beautiful card for her...Christine

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Your work is always so creative. This one is truly a keep sake.

HPS

LL