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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

~A Birthday Card for Mom-in-Law

My mother in law is one of those rare people that still hand write letters and mails them.  So, she genuinely appreciates a hand made card.  It's also tough finding a gift for a 90 year old who has everything, so I made her a little Angel pin to go with her birthday blessings.  This was the first time EVER that I have used my Cricut Pens too!

Recipe for the card below.

I started with a French patterned paper from MME Lost and Found and cut the center circle out from Paper Trimmings at 4.2 inches.  I backed this piece with white cardstock.  Next I cut the vines for around the center from Create a Critter at .875.  The Birthday Blessings was "cut" onto the white cardstock backing using my Cricut Gel pens and George and Basic Shape at 1.5 inches.  I hand colored the inside of the letters.  I love the glittered look of this.  The butterfly was hand made using a template from Simply Sweet @ 2.1 inches.  I hand colored this and added wire antennae.  He is foam dotted from the page.  The little flowers placed here and there were fussy cut from a 6x6 MME pad called Indie Chic - Saffron.  Some were pop dotted from the page.  All had pink highlighting added by marker.  The green leaves were hand cut and inked and I added seam binding colored with TH Distress ink and burlap twine.  I topped this with a coordinating Recollections brad. 

Inside, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with Cane Back Chair and hand made the little Angel pin and the pin holder.   She is referenced in the birthday wishes I eventually put on the other side of the card.

This was one of my more labor intensive cards, but I really like the way it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your card is beautiful!! Love how you did the sentiment -- I need to try the gel pens.

  2. Beautiful card! Your mother in law will fully appreciate your attention to detail.

  3. Very pretty card! I love the "Birthday Blessings" cut and use it frequently. TFS

  4. You did a fabulous job on this elegant card! Congrats on using the pens for the first time!! I know this card will be treasured!


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