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Garden-Themed Happy Birthday Card

by May Park-

Good morning, crafty friends! I’m so happy to show you the card that I worked on all day long yesterday. Yes, I meant “all day long” literally. I had no idea I would spend so much time making this card, but I wanted it to be perfect in my eyes. I tried out a couple of different patterned papers, stamping images, and so on. When I didn’t like the result, I started over. Then I finally chose the colors, papers and stamps that I liked.

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So here is my card using a sketch from Mojo Monday #283. While making this one, I was thinking of my sweet hubby who is the one I love the most. Then I wanted to bring imagery of our dream of a beautiful garden onto my card. The green chevron stands for a grassy lawn where all the colorful flowers bloom and butterflies fly. And the green baker’s twine represents a picket fence. I know that usually comes in white. But why not green?

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I also added some machine-stitching on the colorful chevron card stock to give my card cozy and comfortable look just like home. By the way, my inspiration came from Desperate HousewivesSeason 8, Episode 17: Women and Death that I watched a few days ago. Once you watch this episode, especially the conversation between Lynette and Tom, you will know what I’m trying to express here on my card.

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For the focal point, I arranged the stamped flowers on the green polka-dot fabric that I sewed onto a white felt background. FYI, I used the Funky Florals stamp set to create the beautiful flowers. I affixed a pearl in the middle of each flower. Then I placed a couple of strings of pearls under the flowers, which represent a dreamy spring haze. (At this point, I’m not sure whether you can feel the haze from them, though.) Using a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch, I punched several butterflies and glued them next to the flowers. What a gorgeous garden! This card would be a perfect birthday card for a person born in the Spring time. What

DSCF0499I love how my card turned out – colorful and lovely. I hope you enjoyed my card, and you find a little bit of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

May Park

*I received an Honorable Mention from Little Tangles challenge #8 for this card. Plus, my card was featured on Sunday Funday.*


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35 Comments

  1. Cath

    Hey May! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

    02 . Apr . 2013
  2. Jill

    BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! I featured you today on Sunday Funday link party on Every Day is an Occasion!!! Smiles, Jill

    31 . Mar . 2013
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  4. Carol

    Very pretty May. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

    18 . Mar . 2013
  5. Miriam Prantner

    Beautiful card! Love the cluster of flowers, the pearls, and the great mix of patterns. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Tangles!

    18 . Mar . 2013
  6. tenianelson

    LOVE this!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles!!!

    17 . Mar . 2013
  7. Stephanie

    Very pretty! I love the mix of colors. Thanks for joining the Little Tangles challenge!

    17 . Mar . 2013
  8. Ren-Yi Lo

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Love every bit of it – especially the way you created that fun border! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.

    15 . Mar . 2013
  9. PaperDaisies

    Lovely card. Great flowers. Love the stitching elements. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

    13 . Mar . 2013

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