Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another Birthday, Another Card

September is a busy birthday month....lots of friends and family have September birthdays. Needing some fresh inspiration for a card for my daughter-in-law Kellie, I looked through cards that I have received from my crafty and clever blogging friends. I decided to use this delightful bit of card-making genius to pattern my card after....
This lovely is from Rikke Poulsen in Denmark. To see more of her fabulous work check out her Flickr photostream HERE.  I had sent her a card as part of the Card Chain Challenge in July and she was so sweet to send me a gorgeous card in return. She also sent 2 extra of that beautiful metal butterfly.  I love how the patterned paper wraps around the whole's a really unique feature. You can also check out Rikke's blog HERE  make sure to leave her some blog-love while you're there.
So I decided not only to use the card as inspiration but to CASE it (heavy on the Copy and not so much Selectively Editing). I changed up the color and paper and used a birthday sentiment (a 1997 relic from psx).

The paper is from Tim Holtz Paper Stash-Lost and Found and the Starburst Lace is stamped in Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

Psalm 139: 23-24 ~ "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life."


ps- I'm hoping to get back to commenting on your blogs soon....I've been really sick lately and even though I've been visiting I just haven't had the energy to comment much. Thanks for understanding!


  1. Soo cool Nancy, I fell so honored that you chose to use my card ;) I really loved the colores you have used, they stand out so great
    Love it...
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Hugs From Rikke

  2. wow! gorgeous cards, Nancy! love the patterned paper you used for your card! just beautiful! hope you feel better soon! sending you big hugs! =)

  3. Love you gorgeous card Nancy and the fabulous card you got your inspiration from, I really love the starbust stamp and you have used it to great effect. Sorry to hear you have been under the weather, hope you feel better soon.

  4. Beautiful inspiration! Your daughter-in-law will love this. It is neat to see the paper wrapping all the way around the card!

    Sorry to hear you're under the weather....get lots of rest, my friend!

  5. Hi are you besides busy. Sept. is a very busy Birthday month for us too :)
    Thanks for stopping by all the time. Your daughter in law will LOVE this's so elegant and the butterfly adds that little extra. Hugs to you,Kathy

  6. Beautiful cards. Sending you prayers right now that you are feeling better. Don't worry about commenting. Focus on getting better.

  7. Such a beautiful card for your DIL--and a great CASE, too! Love the patterned paper you used and the butterfly charm is perfect! Take good care, Nancy! Sending you hugs...

  8. Oh my gosh, the depth and colors are so beautiful and I LOVE the butterfly, such a perfect accent to the card! Hope you feel better soon! Big hugs!

  9. I knew something was up - so hope you are feeling better soon Nancy! You made a gorgeous case card! I love the inspiration of the starburst stamp and the gorgeous colors!
    Thinking of you!

  10. Beautiful card!! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Sending prayers and hugs!

  11. gorgeous card!

    i hope you feel better! LMK if you need anything! hugs to you!

  12. So sorry you are feeling sick! Hope you are feeling better!!! :)

    Love your card (and Rikke's, too)! The colors are just so rich and lovely! HUGS!

  13. such a pretty card and isn't it lovely to get such inspiration from friends Nancy. Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care my friend.

  14. These are so gorgeous Nancy!! Love those butterflies :)

  15. Awww these are breath taking Nancy. Thinking of you :) HUgs,Kathy


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