Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet 16 Card

I am sharing a creation at My Craft Spot today - and am posting it here on my blog too.

This birthday card was created for the friend of my middle guy.  They've known each other since birth and have gone all through school together.  It's so hard to believe that they are turning 16 this year!  Time really does fly far too quickly.



This card was relatively simple to put together.  I used metal dies from My Craft Spot's Tiny Doilies (the scalloped doilies) and Lacy Banners (the smaller circles) sets.  Each circle was then stamped with a letter from SWEET using Chunky Alphabet.  This stamp set from My Craft Spot coordinates perfectly with the Lacy Banners Metal Dies.  I scored and folded each of the doilies and then strung them across some fabulous Purple Plum baker's twine from My Craft Spot, popping each one for a bit of dimension.

I added some faux stitching around the edge of my card and also added a purple 16, cut on my Cricut using Kate's ABCs.  I finished everything off by added a Martha Stewart lace border.

 

For more information on the stamps, twine and metal dies used to create this card, please head over to My Craft Spot.  Have a fabulous day!

21 comments:

Beckie said...

Love it. At 1st...i was like why are the scallops not full. However, really like it after I saw what you did.

hope you are well.

Be blessed, Beckie

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

Mary J said...

Oh that is sweet, Kate! Totally love the way you did the lettering - so clever!

Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Kate! I love this card. The banner is just perfect. I love the colors too!! Isn't it amazing how time really does fly!!

Laurie

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a darling card! Love the banner and pretty colors. Ahhh....sweet 16 - happy birthday to your son's friend!

Bobby said...

I love what you did with the dies. I'm going to have to CASE this card for some 16 birthdays coming up next year.

tammy said...

Kate!!
You so such a super job!! I love everything about this, but wowzers---your stitching looks perfect!!! Thank you for being you and shining His love! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Kate! I love the purple and the fun banner! Fabulous job my friend!
Sherrie

aworkofheart said...

Love the colors in this card and the way you did the banner with the cute little doilies! I bet the person receiving it will love it too!

jessica said...

what a sweet card!! GREAT color combo!!!!
Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!!!

Debbie said...

What a sweet "sweet 16" card!! I love the banner and that it's a long card!!
They grow up waaaay too fast! I'm about to have 3 teenagers!

L.B. said...

when i first saw this picture I thought it was actually a full size banner. what a fun fun card and so pretty

Pam said...

What a sweet car, love the purple!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Angi said...

Gorgeous color! Love the design!

Karen said...

My sweet friend, this is such a delightful card for your son's friend! The doily lace trim coordinates so nicely with the doily dies... and I LOVE how you strung the banner! The monochromatic purple is such a pretty effect and I'm sure she will treasure this homemade gift. Making this for her is a lovely gesture, which certainly doesn't surprise me coming from you. :o) Beautiful as always, my amazing friend.

(And thank you for the support on my projects last week! There were indeed tears, but thankfully I always turned away on time to preserve my creations.)

Have a sparkly happy day, Kate! Extra hugs and blessings to you!

Rhonda Emery said...

so darn cute. hugs

Desire Fourie said...

This is so creative and I love how you did the sentiment. I might just card lift this idea from you. Perfect for a teenager.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tracey said...

Hi kate....sorry its been so long since I've stopped by! I love banners... And yours is so pretty! Love how you created it with the dies. Gorgeous colours too:)) Hope you are well, busy like the rest of us , I'm sure!

rockpapercricut said...

Great card! It's always so fun seeing the different ways people are using the metal dies. I personally love cutting with the dies--such detailed cuts. Also, your pen work looks amazing--adds a nice finishing touch.

Ally :)

aworkofheart said...

Kate, I am stopping back to thank you for all the wonderful comments you left at my blog, aworkofheartbycathryn.blogspot.ca That meant so much to me. As such a newbie, it is so honoring to have people finding me and leaving me such encouraging words. I have really needed something like this in my life, and I look forward to the future, how ever long this journey continues. I hope you had an awesome weekend, and that your week finds you in a wonderful space. Cathryn

~Tammy~ said...

That banner is just too cute and I love the colors! Perfection!