Thursday, April 24, 2014

One Happy Birthday card and two Thank You cards

Hello All!  Kathy Jo here to share a few cards I recently made for my mom.  She mentioned that she uses a lot of Thank You and Happy Birthday cards throughout the for Mother's Day I am giving her a box of homemade cards!  

First, a birthday card to share:
The birthday card was made using Quietfire's Happy Family Days sentiment stamped on a Spellbinders Classic Ovals die cut.  I applied Tim Holtz Distress inks in Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade along the edge.  The next layers are a scrap piece of Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper die cut using Spellbinders Floral Ovals and gold paper die cut from Spellbinders new die set Elegant Ovals.  
The base is Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper die cut from Spellbinders set A2 Devine Eloquence.  The distressing along the Happy Birthday die cut really brought out the flowers on the base paper.  I liked the colors so much that I used seam binding dyed using Tim Holtz stains in the same colors.

Two Thank You cards- one CAS and one "sorta CAS"- are next:
The CAS Thank You card was made using Quietfire's Thank you set and Quietfire's Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme set. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Bundled Sage was used on the Rosemary stamp along the edge as shown.  The script Thank You was stamped with Memento's Rich Cocoa.  I applied brown twine, adhered the top layer to brown card stock and then applied the layered card stock to a dark green tent fold card.  All of the rectangles and card base were die cut with Spellbinders sets A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B.

The last Thank You card was also made using Quietfire's Thank you set and Quietfire's Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme set.  For this card I used the Parsley stamp and Memento's London Fog ink on white card stock.  It was die cut with Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor.  Thanks! was stamped with black dye ink onto white card stock and was die cut using the second smallest die from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.   Tim Holtz Distress ink in Scattered Straw was applied along the edges and a matching yellow bow was secured under the die cuts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing the cards for my mom.  I hope you and she both enjoy them!

Have a great day!
Kathy Jo


  1. they look great. Have a great day

  2. The cards are beautiful, my favorite is the birthday card it stunningly beautiful

  3. Gorgeous cards and thoughtful gift for your Mom, I'm sure she'll love it!

  4. The birthday card is a stunner! love the bright colors! Great gift idea

  5. Oh wow, fabulous use of the "vegetation" as a background element! I think the CAS Thank you is my favourite!

  6. Wow! They are all amazing! I love the really fussy embellished main card then to make a very natural simple card ....talent! The last card is a lovely mix of the others and beautiful colour I am inspired! TFS!

  7. I had to do a double take. your birthday card is gorgeous. then I got looking at it and said, hey, I have all that stuff, why didn't I come yup with that. so next i'm sure i'll have to do the copy and slightly embellish on your awesome card. thanks for sharing it. i'm sure your mom will love her assortment. i'm guessing she doesn't follow your blog. if so it's not a surprise. be careful she could be a secret follower.

    1. Thanks for the comments, Christi! Would love to see your version of the card. Feel free to send a link. :)
      I told my mom about the cards...she is very excited about receiving them.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Wow lots of beautiful cards today... I love all of them and thanks for sharing them all with us :)


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