Thursday, 12 July 2012

Happy Birthday MIL

I told you that yesterday was my dear Mother-In-Law's birthday.  I didn't want to post her card until after I had given it to her - but since she has received it, I can share with the rest of you.    :)

Supply List
Stamps - Creative Elements, Blessings From Heaven, Papillon Potpourri, Beautiful Birthday (inside card)
Paper - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink - Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot -  Vintage Wallpaper EF, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Tools and Accessories - Elegant Butterfly Punch, Paper Snips, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds, sponges

I loved creating this card.  The layered white on white mats (with sponged borders) gave the whole thing dimension.   I stamped the Papillon Potpourri butterfly on white cardstock and used this 'paper' for the Beautiful wings embosslit - to create the smaller "patterned" butterflies.  And the pièce de résistance is the flower blossom.  There are 4 layers fussy-cut and elevated with dimensionals between.  Let me tell you, if you want to fussy-cut images, nothing on this planet beats the Stampin' Up! Paper Snips!  They are awesome!  Layer upon layer of flower, highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  This photo does not do it justice but at least you get the idea.

Better yet - my MIL got the idea.  She knows how much we love and adore her and this card merely repeats something she already knows (the inside of the card says that she is a blessing in "our" lives, not just mine!).  
I hope each of you has someone in your life who is a blessing to you.  Why don't you tell them!  I bet it'll make their day!

God Bless you all.    ~Cynthia    <><


  1. What a pretty card & beautiful sentiment, happy to know others appreciate their mother in law too!

    1. Thank you Emily. My Mother-in-law is my friend as well as my MIL. She enriches my life in so many ways - and she is a wonderful grandmother to my children! One of the benefits we have, when we make cards ourselves, is the 'easy' opportunity to tell the people that we love and appreciate, that we really do love and appreciate them! (except my poor husband who is often 'forgotten' as I scurry around making cards for everyone but him sometimes.....)
      I am glad you too have a MIL you love! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day and God Bless! ~Cynthia <><