The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, January 6, 2012

13th Birthday Card for FWF

Happy Friday and Friends with Flair day! Check out the Unity blog for all of today's blog hop participants. (Don't forget: there's a prize up for grabs for commenting!)

Today I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my daughter's 13th birthday. I can't believe how my baby is growing up! A teenager in our house? WOW!!
(Click on the photo for a larger view.)

I used a bunch of digital elements from the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 and Odds and Ends collections to put together the tag and two beautiful doily images from Unity's Generations kit stamped in white on kraft to build the card background.

I pulled my colors from the current colourQ #118 challenge.

I'm also entering Ribbon Carousel Challenge #34 (Anything Goes), and the Simon Says Stamp "New Something" challenge (my "new" is using something new: my Unity Generations stamp set!), The Kraft Outlet's Anything Goes Challenge (using kraft cardstock), and the Unity Gift Wrapping challenge (which includes gift tags; the cool thing about this card is that the tag easily detaches so my daughter can use this tag as a gift tag for one of her friends or incorporate it into a scrapbook page--perhaps a layout for her 13th birthday!).

Thanks for checking out my little slice of happy for today!
Emily

51 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great tag! Love the vintage feel!

Benzi said...

Oh, a 13 yr. old in the house? Things could get exciting. :-) Love the tag and the wonderful doily background. Super for your daughter!

Marlena M. said...

Sweet card, Emily! I love the vintage lady...very classy. I have a 13 year old-such a precious age. ;)

Jen said...

This is lovely! I bet she will love it!

Pam said...

Ahh, 13 is such a fun age! Your Daughter will love this card! The stamped background is just lovely, and what a great tag element for her to keep!

Kary said...

Happy New Year, Emily!! Love this card for your new teenager in the house!! It's a beautiful card - love the background and the tag. Love it!!

Pryn said...

This is so cool! Love the image and the entire design! Happy 13th birthday to your daughter! You do NOT look old enough to have a child that is a teenager....you look like one yourself :)

JPScraps said...

Wow. I love the tag and how you did the background.

Angie Blom said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.. I love this .. it is so elegant, great way to start her teens.

Marisa said...

And the teenage years begin...so far we have fared well, wishing you the same :) Sure she will love it and what a great idea to have the tag detachable. Happy birthday to your "baby" :)

Ruby said...

I love this vintage looking tag. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Nora Anne said...

Love your card Emily :) that doily is one of my favorites! Happy Birthday to your daughter and I hope you keep your sanity through the teenage years!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the image on it. Happy Birthday to your little lady! Hope she has a great day.

Jingle said...

Very cute card, Emily!

Linda said...

your tag is very neat looking great Ideals.

Sue Lelli said...

Just GORGEOUS! LOVE the sentiment strips and the doily images!

Martha said...

such an amazing card, love it.

Sylvia said...

Love your tag, Emily and all those lovely pieces! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week for the first challenge of 2012.

Crystal said...

What an amazing birthday card for your daughter! Love the stamped doily background too!

Rachel B said...

I love the sentiment on the strips.

Cris said...

So beautiful...

Joy said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Sarah Mailloux said...

Cool tags like this one almost eliminate the need for a card!

Emily Leiphart said...

How fun that you have a teenager in your house! LOL Happy birthday to your daughter, Emily! These colours are beautiful and I love how you used them. The tag is perfect and I'm drooling over how gorgeous you stamped the doilies in the background!

Marsha said...

Cute card. I like the sentiment cut out in strips.
Teens can be great. I had 4 at one time and really had fun times together.

Jessica said...

It's beautiful how you staggered your words and outlined them in scarlet red. Great Job and HB to your teenybopper!
:O)
Jessica S

yyam said...

Awesome! Love the elements on the tag....they pop at you! Happy 13th to your girl! :)

Debbie said...

So pretty, Emily! Love that collage-y tag! Thanks for joining us this week at TKJ :)

Dr. Ivy said...

Very sweet card for your dd 13 birthday. I love all the sayings. They grow up so quickly. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Bonnie said...

What an amazing birthday card for a brand new teenager! I love the background you made with the doilies.

Lindsey said...

Such a sophisticated-looking card -- love it!

Danie May said...

Emily I just love the stunning background you have created for your digi elements. These doilley images from the Generations Kit are one of my favorite.

Glenda J said...

Absolutely fabulous! Terrific tag. Love the separated sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Ribbon Carousel this week!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Very, very lovely 13th Birthday Tag!! Love the details, love the colour combination, and love the doily background... Happy Birthday to your daughter =)

JenMarie said...

Tres chic!

jennifer mitten said...

This is fabulous, especially love that tag!

~amy~ said...

love how you've loaded up that tag...happy birthday to your girl!

Debbie Carriere said...

Wow, 13!!! Happy b-day to your DD! Fantastic card!! That is a great tag!! Thanks for playing at The Kraft Journal :)

B. Poteraj said...

Love the old fashioned look!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a very sweet tag....lovely use of the colors

Happy New Year

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is fabulous! It is right up my vintage-loving alley! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Joni Kix said...

Emily, Great card! I love the color combo!

~Tammy~ said...

What a fun little tag! I know your daughter loved it!

You worked those challenge colors in perfectly!

shuggy said...

great tag!

onecraftymama said...

Hey, my oldest just turned 13 yesterday :) Welcome to the dark side, we drink wine? I love all the bits and pieces of advice, and those doilies are gorgeous! Happy birthday to your baby girl!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a neat card and I love that tag.

Glenda J said...

Cute card - love the twine and the stitching!

Larisa said...

very elegant card! Love the female image so much! )) Great job!

Marcea said...

what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge
-x-

lisa arana said...

so adorable and what a great card for your 13 year old baby! They do grow up fast. hope she had a great day.

Aleks said...

wow, this is so pretty!! I just love the way the doilies look stamped in white on the kraft!