Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday folder

I made this for my Mom's birthday today. Happy Birthday Mom. It is a combo birthday card and gift wrap folder. for those of you that don't know my mom is a huge stamper like I am and we always get each other stamping related things for each other on birthdays and such. This time I bought her some My Favorite Things stamps as she didn't have any yet. I wanted a unique way to give them to her and came up with this idea. I used one of my new stamps sets, Bug me anytime illustrated by Nina Bracket the sentiment is from eclectic summer sayings both from Gina K Designs. The technique challenge this week on StampTV is popping pastels. I have never tried this technique until now and I love it.

To make the folder I used one piece of double sided 12x12 paper that I cut to 12x11. I then scored 5 1/4 inch in from each side of the 11 inch side. Next I scored 4 inches. Last I rounded the corners, added a magnetic closer and made an insert then I was ready to decorate the outside.
As with most of my cards this is also for several challenges listed below.

: Popping Pastels
Creative Inspirations: Gems or Pearls, pearls for the center of the flowers
No time to Stamp: Let the sparks fly, glitter on the butterfly
Ann's Creative Nook: Something that has wings and flies, the butterfly
Whimsy Stamps: to create something for a birthday

Thank you for stopping by.

copics: R20, RV19, RV23, YR00


  1. Gorgeous love the colors you have used, thanx for joining ua at Creative Inspirations this week! x x

  2. This is beautiful and such a fun idea too! Love your pretty papers and images! Thanks for playing at Whimsy Challenges. :)

  3. Happy Birthday mom! You must be so proud of your beautiful daughters! Hope your birthday is wonderful!

    Brenda, your idea is wonderful! How much fun to get such a nice gift in such beautiful 'wrappings'! Great job my friend!

  4. Brenda this is lovely!! I love the colors you used and the flowers! I love all flowers!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and playing in my weekly challenge!!

  5. Happy Birthday, Mom!!! Like Patti said... I'm so glad you're proud of Brenda and I.... hee hee. Oh yeah.. Theresa too... HA! GREAT idea Brenda... she knows I'm broke 'cause I bought Theresa's stamps. LOL

  6. Gorgeous,love the colours and images!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

  7. LOVE this!! And talk about covering a change or three!


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