Saturday, March 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Window

Good Morning!  Happy Weekend!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Spring Fever and Simon Says Wednesday, Touchy Feely.

Using Spellbinders Classic Ovals I cut out my window section from my base card stock and my Designer Paper and Bordering layers.  Do it all at once and save yourself the hassle of having the window askew.  It will take a couple of passes through your die cutting machine (I used a Big Shot) but it is so worth the effort.  I also made a window frame by layering a Classic and Scallop Oval together, which I then ran through a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder to give it some texture.

The stamped image is from Dogwood And Butterfly and the sentiment is from Basket Additions 2, both by Gina K Designs.  Colored with Copic Markers.

This is a nice flat card but still holds some interest.  I am making a bunch of flat, easy to mail cards to send as a thank you to one of my dear Uncles in Arizona.  He is on my card making 'to do' list.  Valentines, Birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.  I send him and a favorite Auntie a bunch of cards throughout the year, and he keeps sending me crafting money lol  I tell him to STOP but so far he has not.  He appreciates the kindness.  He doesn't realize the JOY I get from making cards and then once mailed the JOY I feel when people say they got them, so it is truly pure selfishness on my part that keeps me making and mailing them.  So I will be making flat, no layers, cards, or at least trying to, you know the struggle is real in my house!  lol  And not only are they finished inside, which I have been doing forever now, I am also making him sweet little matching envelopes.  Yay me!
Thanks for popping in!  Hope you have an awesome weekend!


  1. Girl, you better take your temperature! I think you have spring fever and I mean that in a good way. This card is fantastic and I love everything about it. Love the patterned paper and the peek a boo window with the gorgeous scene behind it. Outstanding card! You should be proud. I am!

  2. LOVE your little story about why you end's so true. The joy we get from giving them is real!!! And by the way, wish I had an uncle like I really like this card, the design is so simple but really great. I'm going to be CASEing this one, it's so pretty and yes....FLAT. I your struggle with

  3. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! I love everything about it. I'm thinking you are the favorite niece....right??? I agree with you and Judy about the joy we get from making and sending our cards. When I grow up I hope to be almost as talented as you ;)

  4. You are truly a kind person inside and out! Of course I have known that a long time now, but it was time to reiterate it! Lovely card and lovely post!

  5. Isn't it wonderful to have such creative talent that can help others feel better? I'm sure anyone who receives a card from you feels truly blessed. I love the pinks in this card, the frame and the pretty flowers. Perfect! Um...good luck on the "flat" cards! I know you too well!

  6. What a sweet thing to do! I love this stamp set and don't use it nearly enough. Your flowers are colored beautifully and I love the patterned paper too. Beautiful card!

  7. Wonderful window birthday card using one of my favorite stamp sets. You colored those flowers beautifully and your dp is so pretty. I agree yea you, and yea him too. Crafting money is always good.

  8. This is such a pretty card Donna! I love that stamp!

  9. Gorgeous card Donna! It's so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx