Friday, April 24, 2009

                   
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Friends 24-7 Happy Mother's Day

Happy Friday! Hope you've had a good week! I'm sure glad it's Friday, how about you?! didn't have time to stamp the last couple of nights, so thought I'd share the other Mother's Day card I made recently for my mother-in-law. I really am blessed with the best mother-in-law ever, so I wanted her card to be special.


I designed it with a *belly band* type of thing to go around the outside, because after I added the texture to the front of the card, I thought it was just too pretty to cover up completely. I used the Big Shot and the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate. Here's a pic:


The inside is designed to hold a gift card. It will slip in under the plaid part.

Lastly, here's a pic to show how the *belly band* part works. It just overlaps and is fastened shut with sticky strip.

Let me know if you have any specific questions! I'm running a wee bit late, so will come back later tonight and add the recipe.


Thank you soooo much for all of your nice comments and thoughts about my teaching question for next year that I posted below! I really appreciate it and enjoyed hearing what you thought! I'm always so amazed at how much people appreciate teachers, I guess I never realized since I don't have children of my own. So thank you for that! I talked to the administration yesterday and made it official that I do want to teach 2nd grade next year! They are wonderful and were supportive of whatever I decided, although they did try to *persuade* me for 3rd grade math, lol! That's my second choice, but it looks like 2nd grade will work out, so yay!


Okay, have a great Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

28 comments:

Marie said...

This is really gorgeous Angie!! I'm going to have to CASE that belly band idea. Yeah on 2nd grade working out!!!

Vera said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love that big bow and the belly band!

Deanna said...

Stunning Angie!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous card Angie...woo hoo...those 2nd graders are sooo lucky to have you...what a fun age group to work with...

Tracey said...

Love this! ~:-)

Shabby Horse Creations said...

I love that!! Your bow is so good. What a great idea. The paper is also very pretty.

Cindy Major said...

Oh, the belly band is such a clever idea! I love the card, it's really elegant and gorgeous!

The card I made yesterday was also for Mother's Day! I guess it's about time I get started...

TFS!
Cindy

Tara said...

major cuteness! I love that the belly band is a thick chunky one...not just a little strip! :)
Happy Weekend!

Ashley C. Newell said...

Angie, this is so cute! I may use this set for my mom...she expressed she liked that bird earlier! :) I guess that was a HINT HINT!

Juanita said...

You are so inovative. I love this idea. As usual, it is so very well done.

2stampis2b said...

Beautiful and ingenious! Congrats on your teaching decision!

Alex said...

This is beautiful Angie - WOW!! I love all the pretty details and I am sure she will LOVE this!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful!!!

donnapiranha said...

Okay, you have made my hyperventilate over that beautiful card. I swear...just when I think you've made the most beautiful card of all, you outdo yourself again! Amazing.

And YAY about 2nd grade. I think you will not regret it! And your students will have a wonderful year.

clouds shadler said...

Very beautiful! I like the idea of a belly band and the stamp of the birdie is beautiful. I really need to get that stamp set! Oh, I really admire teachers. I've had really good ones and had it not been for them I dunno where I'd be now!

TFS
Clouds :D

chloe said...

Crazy awesome idea! I love that tag and the gorgeous punched trim. Love it!!!

Ann said...

Angie, this is so gorgeous...it may be one of my all-time faves!

So glad to hear you came to a decision that both you and your administration are happy with. Yay for teachers! ;)

Kelli said...

Super pretty card!

I got my package of goodies today! You are so generous! Thank you so much, I got it on my way to a funeral, it was a bright spot in my day.

Mel B. said...

Wowsers! You outdid yourself. This card is stunning!!!

Cheryl KVD said...

This is fabulous!!!

CraftyC said...

gorgeous card Angie
Clairex

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

what a stunning card!!! I looove it, and loving the gingham, very very nice indeed!! :) ♥

Tina said...

I'm glad you got what you wanted Angie and the card is great!

Nicole Bailey said...

Angie-
Beautiful, as always!
I have a question about the texture plate.
How do you get the texture from end to end on the card?
I've only tried a few times on a card front, but i always seem to end up with a blank space at the point where the card would fold?
I think i'm positioning everything right? Have you ever run into this problem?
If not, i'll keep on trying until i figure it out!! LOL! Thank you, nicole nmbailey5@verizon.net

kathleenh said...

Such a gorgeous card Angie! A special card for your mother-in-law indeed!

Anthonette said...

Congrats on winning over on Moxie Fab, Angie! Yeah!

Michelle said...

I LOVE all your ribbons! You do such a great job tying bows!

Lisa Brown said...

Such a beautiful card, Angie!