Monday, April 1, 2013

A Belated Happy Birthday

My brother’s birthday was back in the middle of March and I texted him that day to wish him a happy birthday.  Yesterday we were at my Mom’s for Easter dinner and, since I haven’t seen him in a while, I finally had the chance to give him his card.  I am really happy with the way it turned out and he loved it, too.


I went pretty basic with the paper and used solid cardstock for most of it.  It’s hard to tell here but the base layer is brown, the middle layer is green and the top layer is yellow, all cardstock from Michael’s.




The sentiment was created by me and will be the featured Friday Freebie this week so you can grab it, too.  I cut the label out with my Silhouette Cameo and sponged around the edges with my Tim Holtz sponger and some Tim Holtz China Blue ink. 




stitch in time sample



I cut a portion of paper from the Michael’s Recollections “Stitch In Time” paper pad for the scalloped border at the bottom.








This cute little bee is a digital stamp by Trina Clark and was purchased from  It was the perfect image for my card.










I added some colored buttons along the edge of the scalloped border to finish off the front of the card.






Finally, here is a peek at the inside…SAM_0655_apieceofheartblog


Another view of the card…



Come back tomorrow for a look at my Clear It Out Challenge card for this week.


  1. Beautiful card Sharon. Love the bee too cute.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  2. lovely card Sharon !!

  3. Gorgeous card Sharon! I love that bee & how you did the buttons! I'm glad your brother loved it!!!!!

  4. Ditto to what I said earlier. Thanks for linking up with Craft It up & Link It Up

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. Super cute card! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at


  6. Really sweet Sharon. I love the way you have used the buttons and the bee on the inside too is really cool.


  7. This is just super. Love all those buttons!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Button“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

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