Saturday, April 17, 2010

Celebrate!

Today is my friend Kelley's birthday. Kelley is both my in real life friend as well as one of my blog friends (I'm sure most of you know that). I usually kind of clam up when I'm making cards for other card makers, but this one just kind of flowed. It all started with the ribbon... lovely. Speaking of that ribbon, I've figured out how to make it, but I need to work on making it as easy as possible before I do a tutorial! Do you all want to learn even if it's not an easy embellishment? Also this ribbon below is not the ribbon I made, the below ribbon is from Dear Lizzy. Gorgeous, eh (says the girl from Tennessee)?

Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Golden Gleam  (American Crafts)
Fabric Paper: Dear Lizzy Firefly Festival (American Crafts)
Ribbon: Dear Lizzy Lovely Ribbon (American Crafts)
Stamps: Dear Lizzy Warble (American Crafts); For the Love of Dots (Practicing Creativity)
Cardstock: Pure Lux White (Gina K)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)

And oh goodness, did I use pink AGAIN! Apparently my use of pink is a good thing. My sweet cousin got to come to my card making class last weekend, and her quote was, "I'm so glad you're starting to use pink." Of course that's because she has too little girls. All this to say I've decided I do like pink, just not a lot of it.

For Kelley's card I wanted to break out a special envelope. The Paper Source has these awesome pointed flap envelopes. They are huge. I wanted to decorate the outside for this card just to add a little something extra!




Hopefully she'll like them.

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Have you make your card for the current EBTKS challenge? There is a seriously awesome prize up from grabs (it's been in my office for a month just tempting me)!

45 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday to your friend Kelly! The card is beautiful and so is the envelope. I want to know how to make this awesome ribbon flowers. I hope you will show us.

Kelley Eubanks said...

I think she will love it! :) And you for making her such a gorgeous card and thinking of her on her birthday! :) Thank you! :)

Michelle said...

I love that canvas paper - don't use it near enough as I should considering it's $2.50 a sheet!! And the stitching is the perfect touch to go with the canvas. I would watch the tutorial - but if it ain't easy, I won't do it - LOL But I do like checking things out like that...generates ideas ;)

Merry said...

Stunning cards and I am sure your friend will love them. I can't wait for the tutorial on the ribbon flowers they are so beautiful.

wendyp said...

I'm sure she is going to love this!!! Its stunning!

wait, you made that those ribbon flowers?!?! (thud) they're gorgeous! I can't wait to see the video and learn how!

Julie Campbell said...

OOoh! I wish it was my birthday! ;) LOVE it! And.... YES! I want a tutorial in a bad way! I think you'll be the hit of blogland with it! :)

Carly said...

This totally rocks! Can you say "GORGEOUS"!!! And I can't wait until the ribbon tutorial! (((hugs)))

Julie said...

I'd love to know how to make that ribbon - even if it isn't that easy!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

She will LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Please do share a tutorial! I would love to see how you made that ribbon/flower combo:) TFS!

Laura O'Donnell said...

she'll love it!

Dawn said...

Of course she's going to love this!!

And oh yes, please do show us. I save those tedious projects for when I am really stressed and need some serious unwinding. ;)

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card and envelope, and YES, I'd love to learn how to make that fabulous ribbon embellie :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, i'm sure she's going to loveee this card. It's super cute!
And I think it's so great that you girls are best friends in real-life. I love my girlfriends, BUT unfortunately most of them are not even remotely into crafts and stamping. LoL. That's why I love the "blogging world" so much, since I get to meet others who share the same hobby.
Btw, LOVE the ribbon!
You should definitely do a video on that technique! :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Pretty card. I liked the way you stitched right at the edge of the paper I'll have to try that soon. By the way did you get my email?

Dana said...

GOEGEOUS! Happy BD to Kelly with this fabby card. And yes, I totally want to learn...saw these ribbon roses on Julie Campbell's blog the otehr day and fell in love! Love the envelope too...very clever.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Card and envie are great. Did I see you in PaperCrafts this month???? YAY!!!!!!

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous card. I love that ribbon, so please do a tutorial.

That envelope is nice too.

I love that pink cloud.

annieambriel said...

gorgeous card. I love the strip of beautiful fabulous roses.. buttons on your polka dots.. wonderful..

BonnieRose said...

Looks like the flowers are fr the dear lizzy line, not sure??? I love love your card and envie.. omg COurtney.. love it!!! I'm getting three packs of that ribbon on Monday.. I cannot wait to start using them.. oh so pretty..I'd love a tutorial! Your card is FABULOUS!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... that ribbon is so pretty! gorgeous card! and you are such a sweet friend! =)

Karen said...

I'd imagine Kelley will Love it!!! That is one fabby card & envie set....even meant for someone else, it is making me smile right now. :> And yes, I'd love to see a tutorial for that fantastic use of that gorgeous ribbon!!! :> Happy Birthday, Kelley! :>

Laural-Lee said...

How could she not adore it Courtney?? That ribbon treatment is fantastic. I don't know if I'd take my time to make it but it would be a lovely thing to put in my data bank of crafty things to try.

Love all the dots. Is that fabric paper? And I think it's wonderful that you took the time to decorate the envelope too.

AnitaRex said...

Oh! Now I knew what I wanted to say, eh? Loved hearing you say it, I often have to go back and delete it when I type it! :> Love your blog Courtney!

AnitaRex said...

What a lovely card for the lovely Kelley! When I saw the ribbon I realized I knew how to make it too! BTW I will post soon the flower pin I made for my daugther's jacket, I learnt the yo-yo from you but did something different. Hopefully soon I want to take a pic of her in the jacket. Hope your having a great week!

Lea L. said...

I love this card Courtney! The colors are fabulous! The splash of pink is just perfect!

♥♥♥Lea

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

FaB- (Says the girl from Kentucky :)

xoxo-sj

Tenia Nelson said...

Loving this!!!

Karen B. said...

Simply stunning, and I think that she will adore it. I would love to see a video tutorial, if you are willing to put one out. Just listening to you is so much fun, it brings back a lot of memories from my high school when I was in the south (not that I'm that old, but they are still memories...)

jen said...

I'm sure she'll love this- it's so pretty! And you do seem to be getting comfy with pink! :)
I'll be looking forward to the tutorial- but not sure it won't be beyond my skills!! Ha!

Julie E said...

Great card and envelope! I just love the envelope :>)

Karin said...

Awesome card...I love your use of ribbons. Show us how please :) I haven't had the chance to drop by last week, so just catching up on your older posts. I love your "whimsical" card too. Great work!

Randee E said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! In love with that ribbon and would love to see your tutorial :0)

Aimes said...

Me, me, ME! I wanna see a tutorial! I'm willing to try even if it's not easy! It's gotta be worth the effort for that final effect - simply amazing!
Oooh lucky Kelley - bet she loves it! Pink again, Courtney?! You're gonna be a girly, girl before we know it! LOL!
Aimes
x

Cindy Lee said...

*THUD* Did you hear it?? I just fell off my chair...literally...lol:) This is so GORGEOUS, Courtney!! I hope my LSS will carry this beautful ribbon!

Ann said...

FANtastic creation, Courtney!

Janelle said...

Lucky Kelley to have such a pretty card made for her. Great colors, Courtney. And lovely ribbon -- if you do a tutorial, I'll watch it. :)

Gina said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous ribbon! I would love to know how you made it. I am sure your friends will love this card.

~amy~ said...

Yipes! Sooooo fabbie!

Winter said...

So pretty! I have some of that ribbon, but haven't been able to use it yet! I know Kelley loved it! :)

Deanna said...

Amazing gf!

Jennifer Carter said...

That's so cute! Love those roses and the buttons!

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful! I would love a tutorial! :)

Kay said...

Fabulous! I would love to see a tutorial on how to make flowers similar to the ones your card. Pretty please! ;o) ♥♥ Kay

MsOktober said...

Really lovely cards. Such creativity!

havingfunwithpaper said...

Oh yeah...She is going to love this! I have some of that ribbon in my sewing box!! Now I can use it!!!

Love, love, love the results of this card!