Sunday, July 6

A belated Birthday

Well this week was a bounty of celebrations. Monday was my good friend, Jennie's birthday and then to cap it off on Friday we all got together for the fourth of July parade our community puts on. It was so much fun.

I thought I would share with you today the birthday "card" I made for Jennie. For those of you that know her, you are well aware of her love of coffee and all things A Muse. But what some of you may not know is that she is also giddy about music. She love to find new songs and shares her love with her friends and family. So I knew right away that I wanted to give her an itunes gift card this year. What better way to wrap it than in a CD case.

I did a lot of paper piecing on this project. I first stamped the girl on some scrap paper, then stamped the banner, her dress and the star on patterned paper and cut them all out. I layered them all on different patterned paper and tore the green paper to look like ground.

On the inside I used the same green as a band to highlight my greeting. I taped the gift card where the CD would normally go. To get the patterned paper behind the inset all you need to do is pop the insert out starting at the outside edges very gently. You can then place you paper behind it or remove it all together.
This is just a quick pick of the outside of the case. After quite a bit of thought I ended up leaving the back unadorned to keep it crisp and simple. I had so much fun making this and Jennie really enjoyed opening it. She is truly my inspiration.

For this project: Celebration Kids clear stamp set from A Muse, Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!, Spica glitter pen, Stickles, Marvy Punch.

Till next time,


dawns said...

Very clever idea! The "card" you made is perfect.

Michelle Clark said...

This is so cute and just perfect for Jennie!!

Jennie M said...

You are so sweet Lara! I think this is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I am sure you saw my eyes bug out of my head when you gave it to me, it is just amazing! Thanks so much!! Hugs!