Monday, June 25, 2012

Birthday Wishes to Dawn! ~ PTI Blog Hop

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Good morning! It’s June 25th!  That means that it’s the last week of work (woohoo!), the PTI Blog Hop, my sister’s birthday AND the lovely Miss Dawn’s birthday!!  I remember making her birthday card for the last June blog hop AND getting to deliver it in person at Stamp-a-faire in July :)  It’s hard to believe it’s been a year!  The colours and embellishments were inspired by the blog hop photo…

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I tried my hand at paper pleating on the green damask panel.  I’m not a technique girl so this was a stretch for me.  I zigzagged the pleats down with yellow thread.  I’ve been on a dress form kick this month!  For some reason I felt it should be on this card too…and appropriate for the occasion of Dawn’s birthday as it’s her stamp and die!  And because she is such an inspiration to me, I had to add the sentiment on the banner :)  Happy birthday, Dawn!  Thanks for visiting, everyone, and enjoy the rest of the hop…I know I will, I always do :) 

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what’s in it?

stamps: pti dress form, simply you, 2012 Birthday Tags

ink: versafine onyx, su more mustard

paper: pti white, soft stone, echo park dp

accessories: pti banner, dress form and journal tabs dies, kraft doily, button, bakers twine, seam binding ribbon, staples, stitching, tim holtz embossing folder

25 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Really pretty card Maureen, such a soft vintage vibe. Lovely.

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful card! I love the pleated paper and all of your elements that reflect that inspiration photo.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...I love the touch of mustard stitching and the embossed background is yummo.

Hope your last week of work gets off to a fabulous start. I'm sure the little ones are anxious to be off for the summer!

Veronica Z said...

The design elements of your card are just so pretty! Beautiful!

Ann said...

Ooooh, I am loving all the details on this one, Maureen, from the pleats to the stitching & even the staples! I'm sure Dawn will LOVE it, too!

Luanne said...

Really awesome! I love how you used the Dressmaker Form...bet I know where the negative space went..to another fabulous card! :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty. Great job on the paper pleating. I need to try that.

Marisa said...

Well done on the pleating :) Pefect card for Dawn. Four more sleeps!!

Linda Monroe said...

Really nice. I love all the texture.

Leigh said...

This is beautiful! I love how you added so many lovely elements that all work so well together!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Maureen, you are just too sweet! What a surprise this post (and thread in the PTI forum) is!! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.....I still have last year's card on my desk (though the maple cookies didn't last as long!)! Haha.

Thanks so much for thinking of me, sweet friend. I'm thankful for you!

xo,
Dawn

angelabranon said...

Really lovely card. How do you do such a fabulous bow?

landerson213 said...

Gorgeous...just amazing! :)

Lauren
laurenslittlecraftyplace.blogspot.com

Jessica Griffin said...

Lovely card Maureen.

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful card for the birthday girl! I'm glad to know so that I can send a card next year!

Rebecca Ednie said...

The hop is up to about 85 cards and yours is the only one I came back to comment on. So lovely!

Cecilie said...

What a stunning card - and I love that you've gone your very own way with this inspiration. Stunning!

Cecilie
www.ancema.dk

Aimes said...

Beautiful card, Diva! That sentiment is so fitting for your stamping idol!!! :D
Hugs!
Duchess
x

Jean said...

I love your card!

Amy Galvan said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it. Perfect birthday card for Dawn. :)

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! A PERFECT Birthday card!!
Have a GREAT day!

Jill Norwood said...

I love your birthday card for Dawn! One of my favorite sets too! Love the pleating! Very sweet!

sandie said...

paper pleating is great and there is that dress die-oh I do love it!

TannyP said...

You and your darn stitching...awesome! Love that pleating and your use of the dress form die once again. You always have just the right touch!

Claire said...

Love all your beautiful little details on this - the sewing, the button, embossing. Lovely!

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