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

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy 70th Birthday, Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's 70th birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom! I know she received her card in the mail on time, so it's safe to share it here on my blog now and not spoil her surprise. Here's what I made for her:


I bought some gorgeous 6x6 patterned papers from Webster's Pages back in the spring and have been struggling to find good ways to use them on cards. I think these papers are so beautiful with stunning vintage details, but it's so hard for me to find ways to cut into them for standard A2-sized cards. Which part of the beautiful pattern do you cut off? What part of the gorgeous design do you cover up with your own sentiment or embellishments? Does anyone else struggle with this? So this beautiful paper has basically been sitting untouched this whole time, and I was bound and determined to finally conquer it so I could make a beautiful card for my mom.

The stamps I used are from Unity Stamp Co. That fantastic label comes from the Just a Note Itty Bitty set, and the Happy Times banner comes from another Itty Bitty stamp set, Echo Park Banners.

And here is part of Mom's birthday gift (using Unity's Bitty Gift Tag stamp) , a gift "wallet" I made and packaged up for her:


I made a fold-over wallet to hold her gift (something directly correlated to that fantastic birthday milestone *wink*), decorated it with more Webster's Pages patterned paper (the other half of the sheet that I cut into for Mom's birthday card, in fact; guaranteed to coordinate!), and then slipped it into a glassine bag. After folding over the top of the bag, I added a doily and tied on the gift tag with baker's twine from The Twinery. Easy yet elegant packaging! I think that making more of these is in my future. ;)

It has been forever and a day since I last linked up with Unity's Friends With Flair, which I've always loved. Life has been just way too busy these past few months to play along, but with all of the Unity goodness in these projects, I just had to link up! I'm really hoping to make it to FWF more regularly. I've missed all of you FWFers!!!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Emily

28 comments:

Annette said...

aww this is sweet...Happy 70th to your mom...I bet she loved this card..

Marisa said...

Three days in a row! You are on a roll, Emily :) Sure your mom loved her card. The 70 is wonderfully showcased without being too in your face - well done! Love the wallet packaging too. Happy Birthday to your mom :)

Benzi said...

Beuatiful card, Emily, and the wallet is gorgeous and so feminine. I'm sure it made her day to receive some wonderful handmade items from her 'little girl'. :-)

Gwen said...

Great to see your smiling face on the FWF Hop! Your card and wallet are so pretty, happy birthday to your mom!

Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom Emily! This is beautiful~I totally struggle with the right parts to cut off/cover. You did a wonderful job here~I bet she loves this elegant card.

Ruby said...

Emily this is a stunning gift. I am sure your MOM just loved it. Hope she had a wonderful birthday.

onecraftymama said...

Love it :) Such a gorgeous card - it's hard to get started on those kinds of papers, but once you do, it's awfully addictive! I love those Bloomers & the cool bauble stick pins :) And, last but not least, a huge happy birthday to your Mom!

angie blom said...

Wow these are stunning cards!!! I just love them both !

Lisa said...

I do the same thing with these papers by Webster...too pretty to cut or cover! The happiest of birthdays to your mom! I just know she loved her coordinated gift and card!!

Tracey said...

these are beautiful! i love them!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful cards!

JPScraps said...

Your projects are stunning! I love the card!

angie said...

amazing!!! happy birthday to your mom!

Pam said...

These are gorgeous Emily!! Lovely card, and love the glassine envelope. Adds to the vintage look! Sometimes I struggle with the pretty papers, but then I get over it and just use it! Someone else should enjoy them too!! :)

~amy~ said...

Happy 70th to your Mom!

Your card is stunning!!!

Angel said...

the foldover wallet is as pretty as the card itself!

Julie Odil said...

Great cards! Love them both.

Linda R said...

Both of your cards are so Beautiful. I just know your Mom had to love her card. Happy Birthday to your Mom..

Hugs~

Auntie Em said...

First off ...my Very Happy Birthday Wishes to your Mom!!! I hope her day was wonderful. :)

I love this beautiful card you made for her! Webster's papers is so pretty and feminine. I think you used the same paper I bought last spring and I am having the same problem...but then again, I have a hard time cutting up the big sheets too! I am thinking I am what could be called a paper hoarder...oh dear, who am I kidding. I am a craft supply hoarder! lol
The wallet pocket with the rest of the paper is such a brilliant idea and it looks so elegant with the glassine bag and trim. So dainty looking.
Thanks for sharing Emily and hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great card, great packaging! She will love the creativity you put into this!

Michelle said...

Glad you were able to share this! It is fabulous!!

Lindsey said...

Two absolutely beautiful projects, Emily! I totally agree, sometimes it's so hard to figure out how to use beautiful patterned papers. You've used it perfectly here!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hello, hello, Emily! Gorgeous card and gift for your Mom!! I love the bloomers on the card and the way you used the doily and twine on the gift! Definitely gorgeous packaging.

Crystal said...

Gorgeous card, I just love everything about it! Happy b-day to your mom!

Pryn said...

Gorgeous cards! I hope that your mom had an amazing birthday :) I know she had to have been so excited about that fantastic card you made for her!

Sandy Ang said...

gorgeous cards ! love the first one with the bloomers in black

Barb said...

another gorgeous card, but the packaging is equally beautiful. perfect combination of card/envie presentation. beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are SO pretty. I'm sure your mom was bowled over by their beauty. I know what you mean about not wanting to cut into Webster's Pages paper. When will they make a 4 x 6 pad? ;)