Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Birthday card for Jane

Well, this is surprising isn't it - another post so soon.  Today is my friend Jane's birthday (check out her lovely creations here ) and I wanted to share the card I made for her.

The card base is a cream square card measuring approximately 10cm x 10cm.  I chose one with an elegant edge because I felt it suited the stamp.  The stamp is from the Elementary Elegance set (one of the Sale-a-bration sets) from Stampin' Up - I love this set so much and I know I will use it a lot.

I stamped it on to a strip of cream card using Night of Navy ink and them punched the centre out with the Curly Label punch.  I was going to back it with a contrasting colour, but I really like the cream and navy combination.  I edged the strip the navy card and adhered it to the card base.  I had to trim the edge to get the fancy edge. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the same set as the frame. Then I added some grosgrain ribbon, made a little bow and then finished it off with a gem.

This is one of my all time favourite cards and I think I will have to replicate it soon, and maybe try a different colourway.

I am really loving my Stampin' Up products, I love the way everything matches which makes life so much easier  and the stamps are so beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care.

Michelle x


  1. Jane will be thrilled to bits with this Michelle! I love this set too and I love the aperture card you've made with it - and in this fab colourway too. Vicky x

  2. Jane IS thrilled to bits with this, Michelle. As an SU lover I discected every piece (not literally!) to see how you'd put it together, and love the navy colour scheme (the ribbon is gorgeous, too!) Thankyou so much. xx