Friday, March 5, 2010

Birthday Card - 3 Challenges

I had a blast making this card! I found this tutorial on one of my favorite blogs that I follow for making a purse card. You can find the tutorial here on Belles N Whistles. I made my flap a little different and attached my ribbon handle slightly different but other than that I pretty much followed the tutorial which I found so easy to do. I made this for my daughter's birthday this month. I am also entering it into 3 challenges which are:

Creative Card Crew - "Celebrations"
Simon Says Stamp - "Mother's Day or Girly" I think I got the girly part down! :)
Stamp Something - "Something Girly" also required is a stamped image which I have inside the card. The cupcake image by Magnolia which I paper pieced part of it and colored the rest with Prismacolor colored pencils.

Side view of card

Back view

Top picture is close up of the bottom part of the inside of the card. The picture below is a full view of the inside of the card.

I hope you take some time to check out the 3 fantastic challenge blogs that I entered this card in. Be sure to check out the tutorial too as I truly enjoyed making this and I know I will be making more. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
Image: Cupcake by Magnolia
Sentiments: Hero Arts and Happy Birthday is computer generated
Ink: Memories and Colorbox Pigment Ink (lilac)
Printed Paper: Plum Blossoms and Plum Stripes by DejaVu
Cardstock: From my stash so source unknown
Tools Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities (large butterfly, circles, and labels), Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch, BossKut swirls die
Embellishments: Ribbon by Offray and rhinestone from my stash
Techniques Used: Paper piecing and coloring with Prismacolor color pencils
Completed size: 5 1/2" square when closed


Janice W. said...

Hi Susan,
So happy to see you post! I love this adorable purse card and I am sure your daughter will too! Just gorgeous!! Love the paper pieced cupcake too!
Hugs, Janice

maddy hill said...

wow that looks really stylish ! love the card / bag ...
maddy x

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so cute! I will have to check out the tutorial. Your daughter will love it!

Becky said...

I love this!! This is just gorgeous. I must make some of these.

Erin... said...

Absolutely love this!! Great project and colors! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is so gorgeous!! I love your pretty colors on this and what a perfect girly idea to make a purse for your project!! :) Such beautiful details for sure!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

Pauline said...

Susan, that is one fabulous card! Love the mix of patterns you used and that cupcake is aDORable! Your daughter is going to love it!

Anonymous said...

wow Susan. I love this purse card. Your DD is going to love it.. who wouldn't. Love the butterfly you've added. I may have to give this one a try.
The paper you've used for it is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing the link !

Wendy said...

Susan: Your blog is so inspiring. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I especially love this purse card--so pretty and feminine!

Rosette said...

My goodness Susan... this is utterly GOR-GEOUS Sweetie.. you have really made an awesome project!! I think it was Lynda who did that project, I will have to send her here to see!! WOW!!! Big big hugs ny friend. I;m sure your daughter will be delighted and so proud of such a talented mummy!!!

Sam said...

Wonderful bag, I'm sure your daughter will love it.
Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew birthday celebrations.
Sam x

ant me. said...

Hello! my friend : )

I am just posting a picture of a similar purse I learned to make a few years back. I LOVE your purse!! : )

I hope this finds you well : ) and happy in your heart!!

(((Hugs))) Patti