Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Card and Gift

Good morning all! My prayers go out to all of the family's of the Veteran's who have been lost in war. I spent much of this morning reading about many of those who have died in Iraq and Afganistan and the families and loved ones they left behind. I feel fortunate and grateful for
all of my blessings thanks to those who have fought for our country so that we can be free.

I made this card and little purse for my sister to give to her friend at work. For the card, I used white metalic cardstock from Paper and More. This cardstock is 110 # and though it may be a bit expensive, it is worth every penny to me because it is so strong and beautiful. I then put Cuttlebugs Distressed Stripes on metalic text paper, again from Paper and More and then added some DP from Paper Pizzaz that I bought from Michael's. The gorgeous swirled pearls came from a dollar bin at Michael's (can you believe it)? I added MS butterfly punch at the top left. The ribbon came from Sharon's Ribbon Store. Isn't this pink just beautiful? The flower was made with PaperTrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II Dies, which I made with the different sizes. Man, I love PTI's dies.

The little purse was perfect to hold the gift card my sister put inside. I made it with Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels One and Petite Nestabilities Circles. As you can see I used SU's Pretty In Pink cardstock and I used the same DP and Ribbon as I made for the card. You can find this adorable Template at Create With Julia dated January 7, 2010. You really need to check out her blog...She has some of the most amazing creations and I love all of her little altered boxes, baskets and purses!

Here's wishing you all the best of a new week. Thank you so much for your generous comments and for just taking the time to visit!



24 comments:

Janine said...

Absolutely fabulous Velta!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous designs Velta, your sister will be over the moon when she receives these beauties!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Velta, how very BEAUTIFUL!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Velta, oh my goodness, this is so GORGEOUS!!! Love the softand elegant feel of this awesome gift set. Love it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my word, this is GORGEOUS!! The colors are just dreamy, and those flowers and pearls!!! The little purse is adorable, and the matching card is just over the top! I love the pink ribbon!! What an absolutely stunning gift set....you've done a fabulous job here!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Velta, what a beautiful gift. I so love it, i wish I could be creative like this. Thank you for your sweet comment on the "cat", i thought it was just an awful card. I so wish i was creative. :-( You do beautiful work.

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! One of the prettiest cards I've ever seen!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so darling, Velta! Your sister must have been thrilled, and her friend will be, too, when she receives it. What a perfect way to present a gift card!

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet little set Velta - you made it so soft and feminine! Love the ribbon and pretty embossing! thanks for the shout out. I always appreciate your visiting my blog!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my goodness Velta!
Such beautiful stunning work!
Love your creations to pieces!
hugs
kim x

Silli said...

I love the cute set Velta, love the purse and your card. such soft colors...;-) Beautiful! HUGS

Selena said...

This has got to be one of the BEST things you've ever made.
Spectacular!!!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness, Velta! Your card and purse look STUNNING! Love the color combo, the texture, the flowers and all the other amazing details.
Hugs and smiles

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!! Velta, this is such a beautiful set. I love the softness of the colors, just perfect for a gift. I know your sister will be the highlight of her office, and you are shining too my friend. I love it Velta.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Irene said...

Hello Velta

This is absolutely stunning and beautiful. I love your colours as they are so soft and gentle. An absolutely stunning gift.

luv
irene
xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Wow stunning, what beautiful makes, love the pink and white. Kim

The Rubber Maid said...

So ambitious of you to make the purse and card to match. All I can say is WOW. Lovely work. Pat

Dee Jackson said...

this is gorgeous!! I LOVE all the details.

Corie said...

WOW these are fabulous -- so elegant

Carol said...

Velta, the card and purse are absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure your sister's friend will adore and treasure them!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! This gift set is truly amazingly beautiful! So girly & feminine!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW such a super sweet gift set Velta!!! I really love how your purse turned out!!! Gorgeous and so girly I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Riet said...

Wowwww What a beautiful set Velta.

Hugs Riet.xx

Yvonne Hagane said...

OMGosh this is so pretty! That little purse is truly gorgeous.