Monday, February 22, 2010

My First Post

Hello and welcome to my blog. I love creating handmade greeting cards of all types and will share them with you here. Today I am happy to show you a card I made for my Mother-in-Law's upcoming 87th birthday using inspiration from a card I saw on a friend's blog.

The card is hand cut and stands just fine but when it was folded, it wouldn't stay together to put it into an envelope. Rather than tying a ribbon around it, I decided to make a little holder for it, which turned out to be a good idea because it allowed me to include a verse.

The card was hand cut from cardstock I had in my stash. The flames were distressed using Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop inks (Pearlescent Lavender and Purple). The papers are from a Provo Craft scrap pack. The flowers were punched using a Marcy Uchida punch and have Making Memories brads in the centre. The word Birthday was cut with my Cricut at 1 1/2" using the Lyrical Letters cartridge in the Jumbo mode. The letters were then run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder and the dots were touched with Lavender Stickles.

The holder is made from Reflections cardstock (Michaels) with the same papers as the card and another punched flower. The tag is hand cut with a computer generated sentiment on both layers and was distressed with the same inks as the candle flames.


  1. Amazing project! I love the blog colors and the flowers are amazing.

  2. Congratulations on your new blog!! Now, you have your fist comment! Very cute card!
    Ann (from PCP: Phindy's)

  3. Great Card! Welcome to the blogging world.

  4. You new blog is beautiful Cec! I love how you've designed it and the flowers are gorgeous. You birthday candles card for MIL is delightful. You did a fabby job on the flames! The little holder with the tag is perfect. Wouldn't change a thing...hugs...Barb

  5. Wow, this is great. I love the candles. TFS.

    Congrats on your new blog.

  6. Congrats on getting your blog going! It looks great and I love the birthday cute and creative.

  7. Cec, I believe I have already told you this is a wonderful card.
    You did a GREAT job on setting up your blog!
    Phindy :^)

  8. Hi Cec welcome to blogdom and what a lovely first card entry :)

  9. Hi Cec, how great to see you in blogland, your candle card is totally fab, keep them coming...
    big hugs
    En xx

  10. Woo Hoo! Cec has a blog and it's a beauty! Fabulous!!!


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