Never Too Old (To Learn Something New)

Laughing Lola birthday card & blog hop!!!

So I needed to make something for my very first blog hop!  The CTMH (Close To My Heart) Obsessed Scrappers blog hop included the challenge to select a sketch from one of two sites & use it as the inspiration.  I chose sketch #95.

There are several cards I need to make, but I didn’t want it to be a card for someone who might see it on the blog before I sent it to them.  So…I chose to make a birthday card for one of my sisters, who is not on Facebook.  I really like the way it turned out.  This is a 6 x 6 card & if you can’t easily find envelopes for this size card, you can order them from me by clicking the Close To My Heart link at the right.

The card base is CTMH Laughing Lola cardstock.  The banner & the three flourishes are from CTMH flaxen cardstock. The banner was cut & stamped with the CTMH Artiste Criccut cartridge & stamp set in black ink.  I adhered it with foam dots for dimension. The flourishes were cut from Spellbinders die – Floral Flourishes.

Then I added some bling with CTMH black shimmer trim, a CTMH teal resin flower & some pearls.

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I wanted to use the flaxen cardstock for inside the card.  But it’s got some embossing on it and ink just didn’t stick to it.  So I ended up printing the verse on cardstock from the DCWV Old World Stack, using “Daddy’s Girl” font and it reads:

This comes with many special thoughts
and warmest wishes too.
Because it means so much to have
A sister just like you!

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The gold butterfly sticker on the inside top, is from Embossmints Foil Stickers Everyday from HSN.For the envelope, I used a CTMH 6 x 6 envelope & stamped it with a Martha Stewart butterfly stamp & an Anna Griffin birthday stamp, using CTMH ink (Gypsy.)

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A final touch was to emboss the back flap with the Anna Griffin Briar Rose border embossing folder.

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Thanks for looking & please visit the next blog on this hop (I think you’ll really enjoy it!) at:

Also, please visit the other participants in the CTMH Obsessed Scrappers blog hop challenge to see their lovely creations!!


  1. September 6, 2014    

    That’s a beautiful card. I love you embellished the envelope too. I certainly need to do that. Thanks for sharing.

    • SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
      September 7, 2014    

      Thank you!

  2. September 6, 2014    

    You showcased the Laughing Lola paper quite beautifully. I love the addition of the flourishes and the pops of Flaxen.

    • SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
      September 7, 2014    

      Thank you!

  3. SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
    September 6, 2014    

    Thank you Diana! I agree this was great fun! I will check out your Thankful Thursday hop, too!

  4. SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
    September 7, 2014    

    Thank you Kim. Although I’m usually attracted to the bright colors, for some reason, I just love this pattern.

  5. SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
    September 7, 2014    

    Thank you Kim. Yes, it’s neat to see everyone’s ideas & I’m also looking forward to the next one.

  6. SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
    September 7, 2014    

    Thank you, Cathy.

  7. SusieL's Gravatar SusieL
    September 7, 2014    

    Thanks Joy! (And thanks for all your mentoring!)

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