Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. Since we couldn't go to Chicago and spend it with our grandson, I was able to take the hour and a half drive to visit my mom and dad for my mom's birthday. Here is the card I made for her.


The front of the card is just a standard card. I think it would actually make a nice "normal" card. But, my dad tends to like non-standard cards, and since he would be seeing the one for my mom, I made hers different. This is called a "Tunnel Card." I got the directions a long time ago on SplitCoastStampers. You can find the instructions here.


 Here are a couple pictures of the inside. The rose and vase are from Gina K. I paper-pieced the vase and then colored the rose with Copics. The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I added pearls for the bodies. The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug border folder.


Also, today there is a new Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week. This week's stamp, available for 50% off, is called Scarecrow and Friend. You can find it on this page. I may use it again before then, but you will see this stamp on my November calendar page. Visit the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built, for the details you need to know to purchase it for this special price.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

9 comments:

Sheri said...

What a beauty! I bet she loved it.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very special card for your mother's birthday!!! Sorry you didn't get to go to Chicago, but I'm sure your mother was very pleased for you to spend time with her.

Suzie said...

What a beautiful card, Lynette! And I love the inside "tunnel" design. I had to print to instructions from SCS and will definitely try this! I am sure your mom and dad were DELIGHTED you could come down for the day.

Hugs, Suzie

Sandy said...

Oh Lynette, this is a fabulous card! I'm going to be casing the basic card for sure, maybe even the tunnel part. Glad you got to spend some time with your Mom on her BD.

Barb said...

Gorgeous! So pretty on the outside and a stunning surprise on the inside. I'm sure your mom loved this!!

Danni said...

So gorgeous and elegant! Wow!! Love it!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh now this is beautiful Lynette. Oh my. Wow. And the inside...oh that is sooooooooooooooooo cool. I have to try that. What a special birthday card for your Mom. So happy you got to go see her.

Leslie Miller said...

I was going to say what a fabulous CAS design, 'cuz I really, really love the card front. However, you made this very cool tunnel card as a big surprise when it's opened. How fun! It still looks very clean and pretty inside. I love the design.

Marge said...

Lynette, this is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I know your Mom LOVED it and I'm positive that your Dad was beyond impressed!!!