Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Birthday!

The lovely inspiration photo...
Hi Friends!
This is my second post for the day.  It has been awhile
since I've entered a challenge for Inspired by Stamping.
They have wonderful stamps and an amazing design team!
Stop on over and get inspired by their lovely projects!
There are a couple birthdays in January to make cards
for, so I thought I'd get an early start.  The card is pretty
self-explanatory.  I embossed the background paper
and butterflies for interest.  The focal point was
stamped along with the sentiment.  I used MFT dies
for the scalloped border and flourish.  The tiny blue
birds on the flourish are from a Martha Stewart
punch.  Tiny gems were added for their eyes. 
Prima flowers and ribbon were added to finish
off the birthday card.
Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope you are
having a great day!  Take care, hugs!
Paper:  Kraft Outlet, SU
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping(sentiment-Ahoy, Matey)
             SU(background-Clearly for You)
Ink:  SU(Marina Mist)
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla)
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Emboss Folder:  SU(Finial Press)
Bird Punch:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Recollections


  1. Wow! Great sketch, beautiful colors, and the butterflies are so pretty.

  2. Beautiful card, Maria! Love the pretty bow!

  3. Absolutely beautiful Maria! I love the sweet butterflies and pretty bow. :)


  4. Love your trio of butterflies! Beautiful color combo, too!

  5. Super pretty with those butterflies and that lush bow, Maria!

  6. Maria your card is so pretty, I love the sweet butterflies and the gorgeous bow. Great work using the colours.

    Thank you very much for sharing your work with us at IBSIC.

  7. Beautiful card!! Love all the layers and especially love the added butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping Inspirational Challenge!!

  8. So pretty, love the butterflies. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC this week. Deb x

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the trio of beautiful butterflies!

  10. Truly beautiful, Maria! I am so happy to see you playing with us at IBS, too. I've missed your creations!

    Hope your holidays were beautiful and that you got a bit of rest in there, too. :)

  11. What a lovely card! The butterflies are adorable. The scalloped banner at the top's shiny accents pull everything together. Nicely done!

  12. What a pretty palette, Maria! LOVE the double scallops across the top edge!

  13. Gorgeous card Maria!! I love those colors together :-)

  14. What a gorgeous colour palette, and a stunning card you made for it Maria! Wonderful design, and a great combination of these colours!

  15. Oh, this is a pretty card! I love the colors you put together, and the gorgeous placement of the butterflies and scalloped border. Wish I could tie a bow like that! ;) Thanks for all your comments on my blog. My resolution for the new year is to do better at keeping up with my blogging friends, so you'll be seeing me around again!!! ~Hugs!

  16. What a pretty color combo. Love what you've done with it, Maria! Such a pretty design, too. The embossing is fabulous. Love the butterflies!

  17. What a gorgeous color palette and love all of the layering you've done with the butterflies and the scallops.


  18. Gorgeous, Maria! I love your pretty layered butterflies and bow x

  19. Gorgeous, Maria! I love your pretty layered butterflies and bow x

  20. Love the pretty colours and the gorgeous layered butterfly!

  21. Soo PRetty Pretty Maria!! Love the Sweet butterflies and all the Fabulous texture! 8-)


  22. Such a beautiful card you have created, all so lovely.


  23. Such a beautiful design to your card, Maria! The scalloped borders and layered butterflies...soooo pretty!