Saturday, November 12, 2011

50th birthday SURPRISE for my aunt :)

Hi there! After Collin's birthday dinner last night, my Mom took the boys to spend the night at her house. I gotta say, my Mom has been SO generous with babysitting help since she retired, thank you Mom! :) So, Hubby and I were able to attend a 50th birthday SURPRISE party for my aunt that was later in the evening. :) I am so bummed to tell you I **FORGOT** this card & the little gift I had bought for her. She lives in a different state and just happened to be visiting, so my cousin threw her a surprise party. So, I guess I will be getting a package in the mail this week. I just hate it when I do dingy things like that! 

Here is the card I made for her! I used some pretty K&Company papers on this, I love this collection, it's called Sweet Nectar. I used the coordinating mat stack to cut out the "50" on my Cricut. I used an old stamping system I have where the stamps are magnetic, and there's a metal block you can arrange the stamps on to make a word. That is how I stamped the "& fabulous!" part on the card. Those are fun stamps, I used to use them A LOT when I was a beginning stamper and didn't have very many sentiment stamps. But it still comes in useful from time to time! :) 
I used an edger punch on the top of the DP where I did my stamping. I made a bow around the card with some seam binding I ordered awhile back from SU!. I added a mini library clip, a resin flower, and a pretty paper red and white dotted rose for embellishments. All in all, I thought it was a fresh, pretty card. I hope my aunt likes it! :) 

Well, that's it for me today, gotta go clean my house so 10 boys can come destroy it for Collin's party this weekend! LOL, life of a Mom! :)

hugs, Noelle
supply  list: papers: K&Company; paper & resin flowers: Prima; All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge; seam binding, library clip, solid cardstock & gray inkpad: Stampin' Up!; mini letter magnetic stamps: making memories; punch: EK Success

DUST IT OFF!: That magnetic stamp set is really old, I'd say 8-10 years at least! Still works great! :)

4 comments:

Annette said...

aww I bet she loved her surprise birthday and of course this lovely card. That flower is adorable...

rockwelldesigns said...

Hi Noelle, What a pretty card . . . I bet your Aunt LOVED it!

Jennipher said...

This is one fabulous Bday card. Love the cricut cut work.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Truly fabulous, and I am loving those colors!!!