Mar 12 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Birthday theme!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lisa!  Our Bloggers' Challenge "mom" Lisa is the one who sets up our themes for each week.  It is her birthday on Monday, March 15th!  This week's card is virtually dedicated to her!

Again, my inspiration comes from others.  I think Mary Brown's card is the one that inspired me the most, although I've seen this basic format done a few times.  I love using the ornament punch as a vase!  I made up a bunch of these at the stamping retreat last weekend.


I punched the vase from the Soft Suede pattern out of Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper.  I inked up the floral branch from Stampin' Up!'s Thoughts and Prayers stamp set with Rose Red and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers, then placed it so that it looks like it is coming out of the punched ornament vase.  I tied a bow from 1/4 Rose Red grosgrain ribbon and placed it on the front of the vase.  I stamped "the more candles the bigger the wish!" from Well Scripted on the Whisper White layer, too, in Rose Red Classic Ink.  The Whisper White was layered onto Rose Red cardstock, then a base of Soft Suede.  The inside is finished off with a strip of the same Designer Paper and another greeting.


I can't believe it is Friday already.  I haven't been in my stamp room since I got back!  I'm definitely feeling withdrawal!  I need to get stuff put away from last weekend…it is all still laying on my tables!  (No one else does that, right?)  Anyway…I did get my new bedroom put together.  I need to go buy a couple pictures for the walls, but the curtains are up and the bed made.  Hmmm, I'll take a picture and show you when it is done!  Have a great weekend!


The next batch of Satin Ribbon Shares are going out today!  I'm SO happy that Stampin' Up! put the Satin Ribbon in the Summer Mini, too, so I can continue doing the shares!  You can find out more information HERE!

23 People have left comments on this post

Mar 12, 2010 - 09:03:52
Tami Black said:

I think this is one of the cutest ways to use this punch!  Great colors — they just pop off the page and make me happy!

Mar 12, 2010 - 09:03:42

Very cute card Connie! Love that vase idea!

Mar 12, 2010 - 09:03:36

Ohhhh Connie – I LOVE this. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Mar 12, 2010 - 10:03:04
Marsah said:

Love these colors and great use of one of my favorite punches!

Mar 12, 2010 - 10:03:00
Patti Chesky said:

Very pretty, Connie.  I love how you used to ornament punch to form the vase. 
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

Mar 12, 2010 - 11:03:17

Clever way to use the punch as a vase, makes for a wonderful BIrthday card!  Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!

Mar 12, 2010 - 11:03:10
RuthieB said:

Connie!!!!  That is sooo wonderful! 

Mar 12, 2010 - 11:03:08
Nikki said:

Gorgeous…love your vase…very pretty!  {SMILES}

Mar 12, 2010 - 12:03:44
Shelly Schmidt said:

Gorgeous card- I love the vase you used- and love that stamp.  I love the colors too. TFS

Mar 12, 2010 - 12:03:17
Rachel Hope said:

Lovely! That flower in the vase is So pretty!

Mar 12, 2010 - 02:03:26
kim howard said:

Cute card Connie, love the flowers/branches coming out of the vase!

Mar 12, 2010 - 05:03:17
Ida said:

Very pretty.  Love the flowers and the great vase (clever use of the punch).

Mar 12, 2010 - 09:03:27
Lisa Bohler said:

That is a fabulous way to make that punch more versatile!  Lovely card, Connie!

Mar 12, 2010 - 09:03:19

This is so pretty Connie!  Love the vase!  😀

Mar 12, 2010 - 10:03:33
Lisa M said:

Great card, Connie!

Mar 14, 2010 - 12:03:13
Toni Tessler said:

Gorgeous vase and flowers Connie!

Mar 14, 2010 - 08:03:56
Kristen said:

Connie, this is such a super cute card. I really like this stamp set.

Mar 14, 2010 - 09:03:52

Very clever use of the vase Connie!

Mar 15, 2010 - 08:03:26

Connie this is a wonderful card and love it to pieces…
Saving this one…
connie paxman

Mar 15, 2010 - 03:03:30

Love that vase full of flowers!! Super cute idea!!

Mar 15, 2010 - 10:03:14
Lori said:

So pretty!   Love the bow embellishment on the ornament punch vase.

Mar 15, 2010 - 10:03:36
BarbaraD said:

How lovely this card is!  One of my very favorite ways to use that punch….so glad it's still around!

Mar 18, 2010 - 05:03:39
Gerrie said:

Very pretty  card, luv the new use for the punch. Sorry I'm late, hugz