Friday, November 23, 2012

Birthday Card + GIVEAWAY!!

Hi everyone and happy Friday to you all! I've had a truly amazing time here on the SEI lifestyle blog this week, sharing projects and making new friends. Today I have one final project to share with you all. This time, it's a fun birthday card using another of my favorite SEI collections, Field Notes.


Recently, a sweet bloggy friend of mine celebrated a birthday, which of course required a special handmade birthday card. Since my friend lives all the way across the states from me, I wanted the card to be both beautiful AND flat enough for mailing in a regular envelope. Now usually it's not so easy for me to keep my beloved bumpy frills and accents down to a minimum, but with Field Notes' gorgeous patterned papers and amazingly detailed butterflies, creating a "mailable" card was an absolute pleasure.


Started the card with two easy layers of Document and Research patterned papers. I quickly cut a frame from the Vignettes paper and a trio of butterflies for my accent pieces. Wrapped baker's twine from Berry Melody Sundries around the card, and trimmed the bottom of the frame with pleated paper doily. Added a stamped sentiment banner and dusted the flowers and butterflies with a light coating of glitter. Simple and beautiful!


Thanks to everyone for stopping by, and a super huge thanks to the SEI team for letting me hang with them this week, too! Best birthday present evah!

Audrey


The giveaway ends Sunday at 11:59 pm MST. Leave a comment on each post from this week to increase your chances of winning! Make sure to thank Audrey for guest posting. We loved ALL of her projects, how about you? We will announce the winner Monday.

Supplies:
SEI Field Notes Document 12x12 Paper
SEI Field Notes Research 12x12 Paper
SEI Field Notes Vignettes 12x12 Paper
SEI Field Notes Specimen 12x12 Paper
SEI Berry Melody Sundries
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin'Up
Stickles Glitter: Ranger
Doily: Wilton

30 comments:

alinegreetings said...

Love this card! Love SEI Paper

CherryTrigg said...

What a great birthday. Love the colors and especially the butterflies

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous card love the colors!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous card and bonus for it being postal friendly!

Love Audrey's work...truly inspirational!

Diana said...

Beautiful card and papers...feeling inspired now!

SuZeQ said...

Oh my ... love this card. Thank you for sharing.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

OMG! Your card is beautiful! Would love to win some SEI paper!

KellyG said...

Beautiful card, love it!

Holly Elliott said...

Beatuiful card, very classy!

littlen said...

beautiful cards. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Marlou McAlees said...

absolutely beautiful ♥

Teri said...

Just finished album with this collection.... thanks for ideas for leftover paper/embellishments!

Carla said...

Very lovely cards.

Carla from Utah

Leah the Orange said...

LOVE your card, Audrey! the mailable-ness of it is wonderful (I often struggle with that) and Field Notes is such a pretty, delicate line for that perfect feminine touch!

just placed my SEI order and would LOVE to add some Berry Melody goodies to my stash! fingers crossed! :)

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a beautiful card.. Thanks Audrey

Chris D. said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card! Love it!

pattyo said...

Beautiful card!

brenlubrant said...

Your card is beautiful and you balanced it very well with the butterflies.

Sarah Jane said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love making cards!
xo

Papertangler said...

Very pretty. And thank you for the inspiration as i also struggle with keeping my cards flat enough to mail. This the appearance of depth.

Michele I said...

your products are so great and that was so cute.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your talent, love this project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

love the butterflies! wonderful card.

Jodi R. said...

Such a beautiful card. The colors are perfect and those butterflies are gorgeous.

Tab said...

Super cute card! I love the butterflies :)

jengd said...

Lovely card with wonderful colors!

Lori said...

Very pretty!
Llohmeyer@graniteschools.org

embossed business cards said...

These shared birthday cards are absolutely unique and awesome and it is very effective way to show your interest in birthday event and to show your art expertise.

Sweet Fairy said...

Great card with stunning design. I want to Print VIP cards for my birthday party and i need the best designs.

SueB said...

loved the butterfly cards and here's wishing you a t'riffic b'day! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp too!

 

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