Monday, 6 August 2012

Birthday Card

Aug 1st was birthday celebrations for  my next door neighbour and very good friend, Lisa. She always celebrates her birthday camping in Washington State, USA. They have an RV membership at Beachwood Resort and she often goes down for 10 days or so and her hubby comes back home during the week to work.

They returned home today and I have made her a card and decorated a gift bag to match. The bag has 2 little 6x6 paper pads (she is a card maker too), colourful stick pins, and some paper ribbon that goes with. I tucked in a gift card to her favourite scrapbook store so she could also get something that was more just what she wanted!.




It is a little different than my usual style...but Lisa is a "just do it" type of girl. She shurns out cards like nobody's business. I am usually like the turtle and the hare, compared to her. She will be quite proud of me as  I followed her cue and "just got her done"

It is now 30 degrees inside my house and I am going out to do some yard work in the garden...preferably in a shady corner of the garden. Seems like there is always something to deadhead.  I really need to be cutting back some of the earlier flowering daylillies but they seem to have one blossom left on each! I think they are resisting the final showdown with the scissors!

Recipe
Kraft base card - Stash supplies (either  DCWV or Recollections)
Stickers  - Bo Bunny Let's Party
Chipboard Flowers - Dollar Store
Kraft Paper Bag - Dollarama


35 comments:

  1. Oh these are fabulous.
    luv
    debby

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  2. That card/ bag is adorable!!! Love those collections. You have a fun blog!

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  3. Hi Maureen, how fabulous. You wanna come and be my neighbour here? Such a thoughtful and lovely gift for a crafter - really super card and bag too. Di xx

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  4. Beautiful gift idea, so pretty and thoughtful...bet it was very much loved & appreciated.
    Hugs Jo x

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  5. Enjoy your gardening, love your card, bag and goodies, your friend is very lucky. Hope she had a super day.
    Hugs Erika.

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  6. So sweet of you to welcome Lisa home! This is a great set!

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  7. How thoughtful! I love your matching card and bag set. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  8. Great card and gift bag! You are a great friend:)

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  9. Absolutely adorable! Love this set!

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  10. OK, 30 degrees in your house got my attention, typo or you either like a very cold house! I need to get out in the yard too, but keep putting it off, our hosta stems need to be cut off along with the day lilies! Loved your gift bag for your friend, you did a fabulous job on it and I am sure she will love that GC! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  11. What a fun set! I love those bright colors!

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  12. Hi ScrappyMo, Your gift bag idea is really cool, my mum has got some bags and we are going to try it!!
    Love From Rebecca xx

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  13. Cute card and a great scrappy gift.

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  14. I just love those bright colors on the kraft cardstock. TFS

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  15. Hi Maureen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  16. I love your card and matching bag :)
    And of course the goodies that go with them :)
    My SIL is the one that is go go go just get it done. I am the one who is very detailed and takes me forever to just make one card :)

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  17. Wonderful Gift Bag...You are such a good friend. I know she will enjoy it. joann sassy raggedy

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  18. What a kind neighbor and friend you are! The card and bag full of goodies are fantastic gifts!!

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  19. Great card and gift bag. I'm sure your friend loved it! Gardening is the never ever ending chore...hope you got it all done (for now).

    Shelby

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  20. Super cute card and matching bag!! Keep cool!!

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  21. How pretty!
    I really love that bag! :)

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  22. Hello!

    What a great gift - perfect for a card maker! :<) She will be able to create some beautiful projects with all of this! Also loved your wedding card - very original and lovely! Wishing you a happy day today!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  23. What a great bag and tag - just wonderful love them both.

    Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

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  24. Hi Mo with reference to you questions about the box card in the UK you can get box envelopes to post them in and the card opens like a regular card, so you can write inside as normal. I have made mine slightly different from this as it's bigger but here are the original instructions I used.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdFpXaor-ts&feature=related

    Hope the information is of some help, have a go and let me know how you get on.

    Crafty hugs Erika. x

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  25. great card love the celebration panel
    Hugs Kate xx

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  26. Thanks for popping by to see me. I love the projects you have posted. What a fabulous gift! Boone ever buys me anything - let alone something so thoughtful as that. I am sure it willbe greatly appreciated.... Jenx

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  27. Love how the card matches your gift bag. Very pretty!

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  28. Ooo, I love this - very stylish! Fab bright colours on it!
    I'm like you though, it takes me forever to finish a card!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  29. Both the card and the bag are lovely!!! So colourful!!! Thanks for visiting my blog! x

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  30. How colorful! love the dots and stars - so bright and fun!

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  31. Hi there, sorry it's been a long time between visits - daughter is still off on school holidays, back in just over two weeks! Then I become a regular visitor again.

    Wonderful cards since I was here last - love the wedding one, sooo pretty.

    Great wedding pics as well - I like to look at wedding pictures, makes me all sentimental.

    Great bargains as well, like to look at bargains pics also, don't make me sentimental though - just green with envy!!!!!!!!

    Sarah

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  32. What a fabulous card & gift bag.. I'm sure your friend will love them!.. I adore the colours with the kraft.. Perfect.. Hugs May x x x

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  33. I'll bet she loved this gift packaged up all bright and fun with a card to match. I love it!

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