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Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday LeAnne!!

My dear friend LeAnne is celebrating a milestone birthday today and someone as kind and caring as she is, deserves a special card in her honor:
I don't think this is a spoiler because I am certain she already opened her card...Happy Birthday, LeAnne! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are.  :-)  The feathers were inspired by a trick Shelli Gardner shared on stage at convention.  You won't believe how they are made--so simple!  The shape is die cut with one of the leaves from the Flower Fair Framelits and the little notches were made with just the very tip of the star in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Here are some pix I took from the big screen during convention so you can see what I mean:

Isn't that fantastic?!  Needless to say, I couldn't wait to rush home and make feathers!  And three of them found their way onto LeAnne's card.  We have so many great accent stamp sets now and the Work of Art set is just one of them.  I love the way it adds a splash of color behind the sentiment
And it worked equally as well to bring in all the colors to the inside of the card.  The "birthday" sentiment looks crooked but I swear it's just the angle of the photo--it's straight IRL!  So there you have it, LeAnne's special (and colorful) birthday card!  Do drop by her blog today and wish her a wonderful day...Happiest of Birthdays, roomie! 


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edited to add: I forgot to mention that my layout came from last week's fabulous sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  It's a good one!















Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Having just opened this card, I can assure everyone that it is PERFECT inside and out! Just delightful! Thanks so much, Nance! I love it!

Susangail Powell said...

Thanks for sharing the tip on making feathers - I'll have to give that a try. Love all the color and pattern on your card!

Wendie Waldman said...

Such a beautiful, creative card.

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors you chose for it. Thanks for the tips on how to make the feathers. I must try this.

laurie said...

What another great card, I love how bright and cheerful this is. Perfect Birthday card!

Bonnie said...

This is so perfect for LeAnne as she' is a work of art! Love those feathers and appreciate that you shared that tip.

Claire Creates Cards said...

I LOVE this card, Nance! The colorful burst of celebration is fabulous! I know LeAnne loved it! It is perfect! XX

Linda Callahan said...

Love this! Fab feathers! I'd better get cracking' on a card to link up!

Debbie Henderson said...

WOW Nance! I love this card and have this feather on my to try list. Wish I could have met you at convention! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Merry Monday!

Jen said...

This is so artsy, colorful and terrific! It's no wonder that LeAnne loves it!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card, I love all these wonderful details.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Great card and I can't wait to try it out! Fabulous tip! TFS.... and I have NO doubt that the sentiment is straight.... you and your mom both are both OCD about that type of thing! hugs.