Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sent with Love

Today's card is a birthday card for one of my sisters-in-law. I was inspired by a few challenges in making the card. I will have to mail it a slightly larger envelope to accommodate the fat bow, but I didn't want to skimp. The required colors are: cream, brown, red, blue-green. Click on the photos for a closer view.

The card base is vanilla. A panel of brown DSP was adhered, then a panel of red DSP trimmed on the left edge with a die cut scallop and a strip of cream cardstock. The frame was die cut and matted with cream cardstock. It was adhered using foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was stamped with brown ink on cream cardstock, two pearls were added and it was also adhered with foam tape. The quadruple loopy bow was adhered. The inside of the card was stamped in brown with a Happy Birthday sentiment and decorated with a coordinating scalloped edge.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #182:

2. Color Throwdown #415:

3. Happy Little Stampers October Challenge:

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamp: "Curly Cute" (inside sentiment)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Real Red, Lost Lagoon and Chocolate Chip prints from stash
Punch: Modern Label
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, Pearls

Other Materials
Stamp: Lil' Inker Designs "Modern Mehndi" (sentiment)
Dies: Impression Obsession (scallops), Pretty Pink Posh (frame)
Misc.: Paper Sweeties Crinkled Seam Binding (Frosting)


  1. Such a lovely birthday card! It will be happy mail for your SIL! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. So pretty Melanie! Love the die cuts and the colors are perfect. Your bow is stunning too! :)

  3. Melanie, this is just a stunner. What a gorgeous card! I love the red, of course, and your bow is fab. Great job, as always. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  4. I love your card-and I am sure your sister-in-law will too! The bow is a wonderful addition! Thanks for playing along with the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts!~Amber, DT

  5. Really pretty the scallop borders, the bow looks gorgeous!

  6. Love your interpretation of the sketch and your ribbon is gorgeous. Great die-cuts and design papers. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  7. Beautiful bow! It is definately worth the extra postage!

  8. So beautiful! Everytime I see that PPP die I want it... I don't know what's taking me so long! Love how you used it here. Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

    1. BTW... don't think I didn't notice that beautiful crinkly ribbon bow you created :)

    2. And you may certainly borrow the PPP die anytime you wish!

  9. Very pretty, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC