Thursday, August 11, 2016

Emma Lou's Birthday Blog Hop

We are celebrating Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations birthday today with a blog hop and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store.  Please scroll down for official rules and the members blog links. 


My card begins with a 6" square Bazill Bouquet card stock base.  To that I have layered several panels of DP from the Italiana Riviera Paper Collection.  I also added a beautiful lattice medallion from the Raindrops on Roses die set adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  I stamped "On your Special Day" from the Classic Message Cling Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Cryogen metallic card stock .  I then sponged Memento Sweet Plum around the edges of the sentiment.  Again using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and text weight Cyrogen metallic paper, I stamped lots of flowers from the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp set and die cut them with the matching Botanical Wings dies.  I sponged Memento Sweet Plum onto the petals, shaped them with my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and then stacked them to create various size flowers.  Use Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere them to the card front.  

Card front

Next I stamped the largest Grapevine from the Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Cryogen metallic card stock.  I sponged Colorbox Butter ink into the centers of the leaves and then Memento Bamboo Leaves ink on the rest.  I shaped the leaves with my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and then using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive tucked them in around the flowers on the card front.  Lastly I added Crystal Ice Glitter glue to the flower centers and the vines.

 Inside of card

For the inside of the card, I started with another piece of DP and used a computer generated sentiment panel to which I sponged Memento Sweet Plum.  I added one more small flower as well as some Grapevines to finish the card.

3D Envelope front

Now a card this lovely needs a beautiful envelope so following this great tutorial on the Heartfelt Creations blog, I created a 3D envelope so my flowers won't get crushed.  I used the same collection of papers, stamps and dies to decorate my envelope.

3D Envelope side

You can see that my envelope is about 1/2 inch deep providing room for the dimensional flowers.

3D Envelope back

I added a band of paper across the back of the envelope as a closure; just tuck the flap under it.  I love this card and hope it might inspire you to create today. 

Heartfelt Creations product used:

Other supplies:  Cryogen Metallic card stock, Cryogen Text Weight paper, Bazzill Bouquet card stock,  ATG, Crystal Ice Glitter Glue,

Now for the blog hop rules:

You have from now until midnight on Tuesday August 16th to visit all the participating design team members blogs.  On August 17th we will randomly choose one of the blogs and then again randomly choose a comment from that blog to win a $25 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store.  If your name is chosen, you have 72 hours to contact passionforsparkle@gmail.com with a subject line of "Winner of Emma Lou's Birthday Blog Hop".  If not claimed within 72 hours, another name will be randomly chosen.  Good luck.


Have fun on the blog hop and good luck. 

49 comments:

Lizzie said...

fabulous!

Bonnie Brown said...

Your card is exquisite!!! The colors are fit for a queen besides who doesn't love the plums and green blend. You even created a one of a kind envelope!!! Happy Birthday Emma Lou!!! Very beautiful card Sandy!!

Ujjwal said...

I love that you have decorated the inside and envelope for the card as well! Great job!

Judy said...

Lovely card. Each card is so very pretty and unique on this hop. Thanks for sharing.

Rajni Chawla said...

Fabulous card !!

D.Ann C said...

Gorgeous card in a fabulous presentation!!

cassillis said...

The card itself is such a beautiful work of art...bellissima ! But adding the 3D envelope is genius. I absolutely love it all!

Ameera Craft said...

Lovely card with amazing flowers! Thank you for sharing and for the hop xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous and I love how you personalized it especially for Emma!
Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card inside and out.
And then the fantastic envelope.
Amazing gift.
thanks for helping Emma-lou
celebrate her birthday.

Marla Owens said...

What a lovely card and envelope box!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful card! I love the design with the layers and I think the card box/envelope is very clever!

Lenoria said...

Beautiful card, I love the layers and all the gorgeous flowers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful framing of flowers - love the personalized envie too

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Stunning florals! Emma Lou is going to love this gorgeous card!

June Bug said...

Love the envelope idea, Sandy! I just made a card with the Under the Sea set and never thought of this idea, but I had to mail it.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation. Love the colors of this box.

Leslie Loutit said...

I love your card.Thanks for sharing !

lynn10075 said...

such a pretty card
my favourite colour and flowers!
great work

Jen R said...

Neat that you included the mailing box! Lovely! Radloff jen @ cableone.net

Kazza said...

A gorgeous card! Love seeing the inside too and the box envelope to go with it. Stunning!

Kathy said...

Love the array of flowers, so beautiful! Love the matching envelope too, perfect together! Blessings! Kathy

Terrie said...

I love the envelope so,the flowers won't get crushed thanks for,sharing!

Dotstolines said...

Lovely creation! Loved the entire card set :-)!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, of course I love the colors also!!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure she'll love it. Nice colors. Inside is almost as good as the outside. Edna

CraftyPaws said...

Lovely color combination--makes me want a glass of red wine! Is that bad at 8 am?! LOL Gorgeous!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Absolutely stunning work. Amazing flower designs. I'M so inspired by these brilliant creations

Rishita Thomas said...

Beautiful card.. Happy Birthday Emma.. God bless you..May He fulfill all of your desires and bless you with sound health in the years that follow..XOXO

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card and envelope. Love the beautiful flowers and colors.

Linda Knox said...

Beautiful card. Love how you curved the flowers to accent the sentiment. Also a great presentation box.

zehra said...

Beautiful card and love the flowers

L.A. De Valk said...

Beautiful card!

Desley Davies said...

How beautiful. Just stunning.

Sue D said...

Very pretty inside and out and love the matching envelope.
Happy Birthday to Emma Lou.

Sara Barker said...

A beautiful gift to Emma Lou! Love the florals and how you made this extra special by decorating inside and even made a matching box envelope! Wow!

BeautifulMomentCards - Tracey Fehr said...

Sandy, your card and matching box envelope are amazing! Those flowers are ravishing! Beautiful creations!

Pooja Sharma said...

Such a beautiful card

Cherie Johnson said...

Wow! What a pretty card and envelope!

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow, wow, wow...loving your card and matching box!

Bev Code said...

stunning design and colours..

Irene Clark said...

exquisite card

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful card and box for the card you send to her for her birthday.

Mary Makinen said...

Beautiful card and envelope. Thank you for great ideas to use.

Scrappy Chick said...

So VERY pretty!! LOVE it!

Nancy Vondra said...

WOW!!! You've made the hydrangeas look so lush and full as if they are still on the bush! I know Emma Lou loves it as well as the fact you finished the inside plus the lovely box! Class act! TY for sharing!

Evelyn Mendez said...

Simply beautiful!!

Karthikha said...

Lovely card!!

Peggy Sobey said...

Love it when a card is finished with matching envelope. Fantastic job of both.