Thursday, March 15, 2012

Birthday Card for JoAnne

I'm holding off on this post so my friend "Jo" doesn't see it.  Her birthday was yesterday, and I've been working SO hard, I hadn't made her a card yet.  Today is the day!

Jo is the friend who helps me photograph my class planners.  She's here whenever I need her even though she's a busy little bee herself!  My favorite thing about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrators is the relationships I've made.  Jo has been a customer since almost the beginning of my demonstratorship and this year she joined my team.  What an amazing shift it has been for the both of us.  Now she's looking forward to starting her first club.  That's the best news ever.

So ~ I went to a sketch on split coast stampers and here's what I came up with!
I used the doily die, and cut it down to fit the sketch.  I made a flower from 5th avenue floral. Stamped it on shimmer white and water colored it with markers and an aqua painter.
I don't have very much to give her, but I did get the new die to show off to my clubs.  I gave her this petite purse and some matching brads for her upcoming workshop.  This gives you a good idea how little this purse actually is.. so cute!

 Here's a view of the purse and the card together.  I love the little bow, it totally makes the purse!  I added it with a glue dot.

 Finally, I made a coordinating envelope with my score tool diagonal plate.  I added tombo multipurpose adhesive and let it dry, then sealed the envelope.

Both the two way glue pen, and the multipurpose adhesive (in the green tube) are two-way.  That means, if you put it on and stick right away it's there forever.  if you wait till the glue dries and then seal is temporary..  Love that!! 
Time is NOT on my side today.  I have a workshop for 25 people this evening.  So, I'm just going to have to leave it there!  I hope you have some time to do some stamping today!

Remember, it's almost Friday!!  

Selene Kemptong


soggystamper said...

Selene...workshop for 25??? How in the world would a hostess find room for that many? I love your card and the purse is so cute! What a perfect bow. Is it a Mary Brown bow?

StinkerbellSteph said...

Lovely card! I'm sure she'll love these!

Shelley said...

The card is beautiful and the little purse is so cute. I love the envelope too!

Kris McIntosh said...

What a perfect gift to give to someone special. I love the card and that little purse looks so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Elin K. said...

Such an adorable set!