Monday, May 28, 2012


Another big event in the month of May for our family, it's my daughter, Nance of Canopy Crafts, birthday.  Yahoo, like fine wine...better with age!

I decided to make a CAS card for her since that is the style she prefers.   I used white card stock framed in one of her favorite colors, Pool Party.  The tree images are first stamped using Espresso ink with each  of the tree top circles in more of her "fav" colors.  I then stamped the center tree circle again, spritzed it with Shimmer Mist and popped it up. Isn't the little bird in the tree top adorable?  My inspiration for this card is from  Maile Belles of Simply Stamped.

Here's a peek at the inside, I first stamped a tree image and then stamped the sentiment verse on top of it, love the way it ties to the images on the front of the card.
I picked up this tip from my daughter.

I wouldn't usually publish a picture of the gift, but I was so smitten with myself for the way it turned out, had to share with ya.  The box and ribbon came from the store where the gift was purchased and I thought the ribbon needed something so... I decided to stamp on the ribbon using the same image as on the front of the card. I then added a little circle tag to tie in with the tree tops.

Here's a peek at the ribbon before it was tied.

Doesn't it look fabulous?  Well it does to me and I know my daughter will love it too.

I think she's gonna like it, how about you?

Ink: SU, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, basic gray, crumb cake
Inside sentiment from SU's Word Play 
Outside sentiment from PTI's Think Big Fav's #7
Outside images and dies from PTI's Trendy Tree Tops 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this card,  please feel free to comment and thanks for checking out my blog.



Diane - said...

Nancy what a GREAT CAS card for Nance. LOVE the colors and I agee the birdie is adorable. Your stamped ribbon is genious and it looks FAB... how clever. She's gonna just love it for sure. hugs.

Nance Leedy said...

I DO love it! It is so special because you chose all my favorite colors and images...the trees, the bird and that big beautiful sentiment--it's all fabulous! Love the inside as much as the outside too. And matching the ribbon to the card is just a genius idea! Of course, I love what's inside the box too! Thank you for making my birthday so you!