Sunday, June 21, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Attic Gal Rachelle says:

We have been a bit busy with birthdays around here, and I thought I'd share some of the pretty Birthday packaging and wishes that I've had.

This is my gift to Alysa.  It was actually several gifts, all with a monogram theme, so I had to wrap them in a monogram theme as well.  I simply wrapped the gifts in striped paper, tied it together with a black ribbon, tucked in some black ladies gloves instead of a bow, then for her initials, AHW, I used an A ornament I found for a buck at Michaels, an H embroidered old hankie I found at a garage sale, and a W stocking pin I got on clearance after Christmas.  

I love how it turned out.  I hope she did too.

Here is a great card that my mom made for my husband for his birthday.  It looks like a present tied with a tag.
But instead of opening it like a regular card, you pull up on the lid to reveal the message inside.  Pretty clever!

My birthday was Thursday, and my mom made this absolutely darling card for me using her Cricut machine and bejeweled it with tiny teardrop gems.  I LOVE it!

My dear friend Diana, who also does SU, sent me this pretty card with die cut butterflies and pearls.  It just put a little more "happy" into my "happy birthday"!

(Now that all the birthday madness is over and kids are out of school, I hope to be getting back to this blog a bit more.  Thanks for sticking in there with us.)


  1. Oooh, thanks for posting my card over here on your creative blog! I'm honored to have anything to contribute, especially considering the mountains of talent and class that go into the projects you post here! I didn't mention it, but this butterfly card uses two of the new in-colors... the darker brown is the Soft Suede, and the pink is the Melon Mambo color! Now you know! Glad the card made your day even happier!

  2. What a beautiful collection of cards here!!! All so creative!!! You're like me...I swoop in after Christmas and pick up all the silly odds and ends for nothing, so I can use them in my crafting,later.
    If you post about the red, white & blue around the house, come back over and tell me so I can come check it out. : )