Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Flower


(notice the crazy amount of birthday cards...I am finally filling up my stash! :))

This flower started from a desire to use my Around and About Sentiments stamps from Papertrey Ink. When I saw the circles, I knew I could make a cutsie flower from them. I stamped the sentiments first, then die cut them with my Spellbinders Nestabilities. I layered two other larger circles to make the flower center. The leaf on the stem is also a Nestabilities, a paisley shape. Once I discovered that little idea worked, I have been using it quite a bit. The background was stamped with Polka Dot Basics in watermark ink. I stitched around the outside and then stamped the happy birthday line sentiment along the border of the patterned paper. I am in love with all the papers in the Cosmo Cricket line, Early Bird, but I think that this flowered one *might* be my favorite. (Ask me again tomorrow, it may change! :))
Happy Monday!! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps-Papertrey Ink (Around and About Sentiments, Polka Dot Basics)
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Kraft)
Patterned paper-Cosmo Cricket (Early Bird)
Ink-Palette (Dark Chocolate), Tsukineko (Versamark Watermark)
Button-Making Memories
Twine-Martha Stewart
Tools-Spellbinders Die Templates (Classic Paisley, Classic Circles Large and Small), Sewing machine


And thanks for all the help with the flower. It is so cool. I am going to try and dig a few of them up and plant them in another shady location that is closer to the house. The gardening bug has gotten a hold of me this summer. I have even been going to classes and buying books to learn more! Who knew? :)

17 comments:

Kathleen said...

This card is so cute! I love it---I LOVE seeing new ways to use my stuff---thanks for the great idea!

JanetFly said...

Kimberly Don't try to dig them up now while they are blooming...it will stress the plant to much. Mark the stop some how and go back after it has stopped blooming. Big plenty of root with it and make sure you water it daily for at least a week after you transplant it, the go to every second or third day for a couple weeks. don't drown it though...LOL Gotta love those gardens

JanetFly said...

By the way your card is terrific...forgot to add that in my last post

Julie Masse said...

Such a great card - has a great "scrappy" feel and is just happy! :)

Tricia said...

I love your card, Kimberly! It's very clever and "resourceful" which always appeals to me!

carpediem said...

Great card! The flowers are called corn flowers or bachelor's buttons! Such a pretty color! laura j

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How cute Kimverly, great flower.

Deanna said...

Love it, gorgeous!

Ann said...

This is beautiful!! I love it!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So completely cute. Just totally caught my eye and I had to comment!

Regina Easter said...

oh my word girl, i must try this real soon...love how you did those circles....hugs

Gina said...

Kim, this one is just too Cute! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how TOTALLY cute is that!!!!

Charlene Austin said...

Get out! Seriously love this card (my b-day is November 3rd!!!) and wish I came up with it. Cause I want to be you.

Tracey said...

This is adorable Kim! Love the flower!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

How absolutely adorable is this card?! I love it, such a clever use for Around & About Sentiments!

Delores said...

I just love this cute birthday card!! Flower design is best! I too love to make cards as special gift!!