Friday, January 10, 2014

Spring Birthday

Today I am getting out of the winter doldrums and heading toward spring with this card design. It's been so cold in many parts of the country; maybe I am not alone when I wish for prettier weather.  :o)

Starting out with white cardstock, a green polka dot paper was glued down. A doily from a recently visited restaurant was added, then a green vine was place vertically on top of that. I had some assorted pre-packaged images from which I chose a blue flower. It needed something extra, so some blue glitter glue was slathered onto it. A large yellow-gold rhinestone was glued to the center of the card. The Happy Birthday punch was cut from white cardstock, colored with blue ink, then backed with more white cardstock. The whole piece was glittered to add more interest to the card. A double layered die cut butterfly was placed to the right of the flower. To finish off the card, blue liquid pearls and a bow were added.

Here is the card:

Closeup of glittery sentiment:



Tools used:
  • Spellbinders Butterfly
  • Martha Stewart Vine Punch
  • Martha Stewart Happy Birthday Punch
  • Glitter Glue
  • Doily
  • Yellow Rhinestone
  • Turquoise Liquid Pearls
  • Turquoise Ribbon
  • Glitter
I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 11 Totally Gorjuss Blogspot - Ribbon UE  
Jan 11 613 Avenue Create - ATG UE
Jan 11 Friends of Speedy TV - ATG UE
Jan 12 Simon Says Stamp Blog - Blues 5E #1 
Jan 14 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #1
Jan 15 4 Crafty Chicks - Bows UE
Jan 16 Sister Act Cards Only UE ATG
Jan 19 Crafty Boots ATG UE
Jan 25 Crafting by Designs ATG UE
Feb 04 Miriam's Crafting Blog - Flowers 4E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Beautiful card. I like all your glitter and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing all with us at 613 Avenue Create!

    Melissa M
    DT Member

  2. Fab card, all of the glitter looks fantastic. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Butterfly birthday. It is delightful to see you wonderful art posted in this week’s creative challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. Very pretty. Thanks for joining our new year resolution challenge.

  5. Great job, Ginny! Your project is lovely! The glitter is a nice touch! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!

  6. Great card, I love how it has a kind of folk art feeling to it. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Hi Jenny -your card is so beautiful - I am glad you linked up at FOSTV MFPaHC this week - I hope you will come back again tomorrow for our new challenge - have a lovely week my friend! Gail

  8. Awesome job, love the glitter, super pretty. Butterflies, nice touch. Great bow/ribbon. Thanks for playing our Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

  9. what a lovely card to scream spring. I love all your texture on this and those butterflies rock! I love all that sparkle! I hope it brought you out of your winter blues. It certainly brought a smile and a touch of spring to me.
    Thanks for joining our BOW challenge at 4 crafty chicks this week and hope to see you again!
    Tammy GDT

  10. I love your beautiful and glittery card. Ooooh, a touch of spring sounds so good. I am ready for it.

  11. Gorgeous. I love the way that you made those die cuts your own with the way you dressed them up. Thanks for joining us at Miriam's Crafting Blog monthly challenge.


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