Wednesday, 16 September 2009

A Belated Birthday Card

Yes, it's another "oops" from me - I forgot another birthday and to make things worse, it was my pal, Vanessa's birthday so this one needed something a little more than a card.

Yes, I know it looks like a card but it's actually a paper bag! I decorated it with Bazzill c.s. and paper from My Minds Eye which I distressed around the edges and also used one paper which was a free digiload. Used an Elzybells stamp which was coloured with PMs and cut it out using Nestabilities. Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards which was mounted onto c.s. cut with SU punch. Finally, added some Papermania sticky gems.

Decorated the inside of the bag with matching c.s. and papers and used my Nesties to layer a quote I stamped and left the other side blank for me to add my own personal message. I also decorated the back of the bag with similar c.s. and paper. Finally, I added a few little pressies inside the bag. It really is a good way to send stamped images, etc and will definitely use the idea again.

Just in case you're wondering, here's a better look at the quote inside the bag....I just love this saying.......

My answer to that would be 27!


Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So adorable Jo!! Love the layout, colors and your distressed edges!! :)

Deb said...

fabulous card, so love the sentiment, great layout! I am sure this makes up for forgetting! hugs Debx

debby4000 said...

Oh brilliant card and love the sweet image and the fab sentiment. Nessy will love it.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Brilliant, what a gorgeous gift! Fabulous sentiment too.
Clare xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I would be 27 too - loved being 27! I love this card Jo ... so much to look at ... the colours are great! I have n't seen that sentiment before either ... but now I have ... I need it!!!

fairymadjo said...

its stunning card huggs jo x

jayne said...

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Sam said...

Cute card, love the papers you have used.
Sam x

LuLu said...

Fab idea and that quote if briliant. Love how you have used a bag to make a card . . very novel & original.


Jose said...

Gorgeous card, she will love it
Jose xx

nessy said...

cough cough!!! if only girl friend ~this card is even more amazing in real life!!
thanks friend
vanessa xx
ps was great to chat the other day (or is it weeks ago now??)