Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to a "Vintage" Friend!!!

Hello dear friends!!

Hope that everyone is keeping well...today we have a sunny day and even though it is cold and windy I find that the presence of SUN just makes everything seem so much better!

Today I would like to show you a birthday card that I have made for a long time friend...hence the "Vintage" in the title!!  I know that she won't mind me calling her "Vintage" as she is like a fine vintage wine...she just gets better with age...LOL!!!

I also found myself gravitating to the vintage look...Fussy and Fancy is having a "Vintage" Challenge right now and after scrolling through all the lovely projects that have been posted so far I found myself inspired!!  I didn't get to contribute to this one as it's not our team's turn...AWE...but I have to tell you that the contributions by Team A are just PHENOMENAL!!I hope that you'll pop on over to check out all of the projects that have been posted both by the DT and our fabulous followers!!!  And if you haven't contributed yet you have to join us as our sponsor this challenge is the FABULOUS Live and Love Crafts!!

Okay so here is my card for my dear friend Debbie...

just a warning...this is a picture heavy post...AGAIN...
I made the card in a book style with tabs and a "book marker" with blue seam binding and attached a zipper charm (the one with BEAUTY written on it) that moves to mark pages...
I added the vintage lace with rhinestones to the front and back covers...
and pearls along the edge and on the tabs...
 a closer look at the front...the top sentiment is a Whimsy stamp...
Happy Birthday is a Hero Arts stamp...words stamped and cut out separately using a Sizzix /Hero Arts die/stamp set...
 this is Tilda with Vintage Outfit from the LCM13 collection...
the sentiment is computer generated...
 I masked the Tilda with Magnolia Chicken Wire stamp (sorry not sure of collection)...
I was experimenting with a different background look...
 Tilda in Evening Dress LCM13 collection masked with Tilda Dressing Table LF14 collection...
sentiment computer generated...
 and a closer look...
this is Elephant Show Tilda from the LCM13 collection masked with Rose Package from LF14 collection...
sentiment computer generated... 
 a closer look...
 and this is the final page with my birthday wishes to her...
I am going to add a pocket for a gift card on the blank page...
So that is my "Vintage" birthday card!!!
Materials Used:
DP-Magnolia-Vintage Paper Pack-Magnolia-licious
Stamps-Magnolia (all named above) and Whimsy Sentiments-Magnolia-licious
            -Hero Arts Sentiments
Dies-Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Just Rite Custom Dies Vintage Labels Four
       -Sizzix/Hero Arts #657775
       -Magnolia Doo Hickeys Peaky Floral Tabs WL13 collection
Lace, zipper charm and Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Flowers, bead clusters, seam binding and pearls-Wild Orchid Crafts
Challenges I will enter:
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
Marvelous Magnolias- #60 "Pretty Pearls"
Midweek Magnolias- #81 "Winter Blues"
Totally Tilda-#88 "Masking"
Time for Magnolias- #44 "Wear Something on their Head or in Hair"
Until next time...your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!


  1. Fabulous!!!
    Anyone would be thrilled to receive this (whether they are vintage or not!)
    Lots and lots of masking too!!
    Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda challenge

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  2. Beth this is totally gorgeous I can see you've put your heart into it , you must have spent hours making it
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Totally Tilda Challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  3. Beth what a totally beautiful card, I know Debbie will be blown away!! The colours you used are simply delicious! You sure have a knack for choosing colours!! As well, your colouring is flawless. As for the masking WOW! You'll have to teach me that!! Totally an amazing creation....lots of HUGS, Dianne

  4. This is stunning, I'm sure that your friend will be thrilled, what a lovely keepsake, so pretty, Happy Birthday Debbie
    Hugs Julie P

  5. Ad thanks so much for joining in at Magnolialicious Anything Goes challenge, Good Luck in the draw
    Hugs Julie P

  6. What a gorgeous vintage album/card Beth, full of beautiful Tilda images. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I am back to become your follower :^).
    Hugs, Katie

  7. What a gorgeous vintage album/card Beth, full of beautiful Tilda images. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I am back to become your follower :^).
    Hugs, Katie

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Tilda. Jen xx

  9. Beautiful Card! I like the Frantage around the Tildas. Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia.
    Hugs Frida

  10. So much gorgeous work thanks for sharing with us at midweek magnolias hugs Rebekah xx

  11. This is totally gorgeous my sweetie I absolutely lurve vintage & I absolutely LURVE every single detail in this. It really is stunning & your friend is so very lucky to receive this & I'm sure she will treasure for many many years shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx