Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Blooming Birthday!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long
Labor Day Weekend!
We are still waiting for the promised rain,
leftovers from Isaac, but so far nothing.
I know it's bad timing for rain, especially over a long holiday weekend,
but we really need it, so I won't complain.
And I don't feel so guilty being inside and playing with my stamps!

This is a Birthday Card I made for my Uncle in Germany this week.
He loves working in his yard, 
so I reused the seed pack idea again.
 The background panel was stamped with Tim Holtz's Heartfelt stamp set
and then dry embossed with Stampin'up! - Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder.
After adding all the layers to the card you really can't see the background stamping anymore.
I might have to rethink that part!

 I found this adorable origami butterfly on Karen Bailey's wonderful blog
called Todolwen
 Look under her free tutorials, she has awesome stuff
and best of all very easy to follow instructions!
My butterfly is folded out of a 2'x2' old book page.
This is the Stampendous! stamp called Botanical Asperula 
I used on my seed pack.
Sentiment Stampin'up! - Elementary Elegance.
Now I have to wait to Tuesday to get it in the mail!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend
and thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a gorgeous card, I love all the different elements especially the stamp on the seed packet and the butterfly, how cute is that?
    Thanks for visiting Normandy this weekend.

  2. What a awesome card.Love the nature theme! that butterfly is brilliant made from paper!
    hugs Lynn

  3. Hi Diana, That's a fabulous card! I love it.
    Have a wonderful week :-)!

  4. That is so pretty. Wish I could make stuff like this!

  5. I adore the butterfly made from the vintage paper! I am an ephemera fanatic and a butterfly will get me every time. I love that this special card will travel over seas. What a special gift!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  6. oh diana, what a beautiful card!! i often tuck seeds from my garden inside a card, for those who love gardening.

    you really are a very talented card maker, this is gorgeous and i am sure your uncle will love it!!

    thanks for checking in, i am starting to smile again!!

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping in to take a peek! Hope you all had a great week and getting ready for a even better weekend!

  8. Your card is just beautiful, Diana! Love the creams and kraft colors, and the little origami butterfly and layered flowers are perfect accents for your pretty image!

  9. Fabulous card...Any gardener would be over the moon with this one.
    I thought you used gunnysack and then I realized you embossed that looks so real!!!

    Off to check out that origami butterfly girls blog and then I will be back to catch up on a few more posts!