Thursday, October 9, 2008

                   
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Happy Birthday Mom!


Happy Thursday and Happy Birthday to my Mom! She's the best Mom ever! I made her this little card, mostly with contraband, but you'll see why in a minute. I used the Basic Grey Urban Couture cardstock (never cut into, the receipt in the bag said March 2006, yikes!) to make the foldover card.

The size is 5 1/4" square. I had the adhesive die-cut "A Mother's Love Never Fails" from the Retroactive collection by Sticker Studio, and I thought it worked pretty well with the card. I made the inside square piece out of the thin chipboard that comes in the SU patterned paper packages, then adhered the Basic Grey paper to it and rounded the edges. The "Birthday Wishes" is from the SU Sincere Salutations set and the yummy Chocolate Chip satin ribbon is retired SU from last year's Holiday Mini catalog. I think that covers most of it!

I was trying to decide what to send her for her birthday this year, and I was feeling stumped. Sometimes I give her jewelery from Sally Jean or or last year a cool mom necklace from here, sometimes gift cards so she can go shopping herself, etc, but I was trying to think of something different this year.

You may remember that my Mom is a quilter from when I set up her quilting blog while visiting her last July on vacation. (Ummm, yeah, she hasn't exactly kept up with it...who was I kidding, she barely checks email!) So anyway, I started thinking what does a stamper like more than anything, stamps,...so what does a quilter like more than anything, fabric! Then I remembered that Basic Grey released a new Urban Couture fabric line at the last CHA, so how perfect! A gift that combined both of our loves! And I knew I had the paper to match to make a card!

I also couldn't help getting her some of this Recess line, I *love* it! Not that I'm *expecting* her to make me something with it, but she might want to, you know. It's part of a whole Dick and Jane series that is just fabulous.


So that was a little long-winded, thanks for bearing with me! lol! Thanks also for all of your sweet comments recently, I really appreciate it! I really enjoyed some of your reminiscing over Rex Smith and Andy Gibb, and I even sucked it up when I felt so old hearing from some of you young ones! It looks like my blog counter is getting mighty close to 100,000...which blows me away...so looks like I'll be getting some celebratory blog candy together for tomorrow! Happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: Sincere Salutations. Cardstock: Basic Grey Urban Couture. Ink: Staz-On Brown. Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (retired), Crop-a-Dile, Retroactive Sticker from Sticker Studio.

18 comments:

Tina said...

Gifts and card are beautiful. She;s sure to love it, you are a great daughter.

~amy~ said...

WOW!!! Angie your post is full of BG Goodness {contraband...that cracks me up!}. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love how you stamped on the ribbon...The BG fabric is soooooo FABulous...crossing my fingers that she makes you something with it :)

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, what a fabulous gift and card! You rock!

Marilyn said...

Oohh - I LOVE BG - it is one of my favs next to SU - what a creative gift this is!! Wow! Matching fabric and card - that is so awesome. I know you must feel tickled pink to be able to give her something unique too and not the usual gift card - which is typically the easiest thing to do for people who have everything! LOL! Tell her Happy Birthday for us!

donnapiranha said...

What a beautiful card!!! And your mom is an October baby. ME TOO...next Thursday. Tell her thanks for creating such a nice daughter.

sarahw said...

Your card truly is beautiful! Your mom is going to love it! Thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

This is so pretty and elegant - I know your mom will flip over it!

Kelli said...

OOOHhhh! Gotta get me some of that fabric!

Juanita said...

That card is beautiful. I hope your Mom enjoys the fabric, it is really beautiful.
I see our moms birthdays are a day apart. Your post title gave me a start, since that was my title yesterday. I thought I had done something wrong in blogger...

val said...

what a great idea for your mom angie!! i love it!! very sweet- but then again you always are!

chloe said...

WOW!! Your mum is SO gonna love this!! I had no idea BG had a fabric line: very cool! And
100000k (I actually had to count the 0's!) is so incredible you must be stoked :)

Anthonette said...

Your Mom is going to love this card (and gift)! It looks like you stamped Birthday Wishes on ribbon...is that true? Everything about this is awesome.

Rex Smith...I wasn't into him. I did love Andy Gibb. %-).

Lori said...

I am sure this will take your mom's breath away! Please wish her a happy bday for me!

Lor

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA! What a wonderful gift ... love that fabric!

And your card is just beautiful ... very elegant. LOVE that ribbon you used, yum!

TFS!!

~Hugs, Deb

Tara said...

this is gorgeous! what a fabulous gift idea for you mom!! :) Let's hope all those squares end up back at your house someday!! :)

Kerry D-C said...

now that is COOL! ooooh...there are some other lines that I would love to make a quilt from too...I love the Eva papers and Sultry...oh yeah and sugared...and...uh, I think you get the idea!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh MAN! Basic Grey fabric. That'd rock on cards!!! I have got to stay outta the loop, LOL. I absolutely adore your stunning card for your Mom. What an original & beautiful design! :O)

kathleenh said...

Happy birthday mom! You're such a thoughtful daughter. That fabric is gorgeous! I hope you show us what your mom makes with it. How cool that you could made the gift card holder match her gift!