With Deborah's birthday fast approaching, panic set in and I had to get organised and sort her card out. She asked for a "special" card as it's her 40th - possibly hoping for a Bookatrix. With everything that's been going on with Mom being so ill my head's not been in the right place and I couldn't think what to do with a Bookatrix card. So I thought about making one of those cards that's like a book and do photos from when she was a baby plus other landmark events throughout her life, but again after sifting through and finding the right photos I just couldn't bring it all together.
So, as she's quite into cute I decided to use the Pepper & Friends papers that Angie gave me and try to make something extra special from that. It had to be bigger than normal so I cut down some A3 cardstock and was lucky enough to have an envelope that would take an 8" x 8" card, so that was a start - perfect for the 8" x 8" Pepper backing paper. So this is what I came up with:
I covered the card with a sheet of glittery butterfly paper, then cut a piece of the co-ordinating stripey sort of paper which I put onto purple Core'dinations Gemstones card and matted that across the front. From the sheet of large images I cut out the cat which I mounted onto a green mat then a purple mat from the Gemstones card. I punched a hole and titivated this label with some gingham ribbon. Then from the sheet of small images I cut out the matching cat and matted it onto the same purple Gemstones card, trimmed the sides with matching gingham ribbon and put a purple bling stone in the corner. I printed the sentiment on the computer and that's also matted onto the purple card. The label is slotted into a secret pocket behind the stripey layer so that it doesn't disappear completely behind.
And it's NOT PINK!
Phew, I'm glad I've got that done and dusted now. I have seven more birthday cards to get organised in the next two months for family and a Ruby Wedding card for my friends but I've got plenty of time to get those sorted. I've got two baby girl birthdays coming up and I have a feeling it might be back to pink.................