Birthday card for friend

Well, it's been quite a while since I made something in my craft room. April flew by with home renovations  and a two week vacation in Florida. My friend's birthday happened to be while I was away so I made this card and took it over to her on Sunday afternoon. Better late than never, eh? LOL.
I also made a little paper purse to put her gift of earrings inside. The pattern is from the Cricut "Forever Young" cartridge.

The challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge is "Cities of the World".  I dressed up the canvas mannequin (Tim Holtz die) with netting, flower rose ribbon and rhinestones and distress ink to give the theme of couture fashion in Paris. Stamped with distress ink on the patterned paper are french writing, the eiffel tower, glamour verse, the lady putting on her lipstick, as well as the wish verse on the tag. We can wish for anything on our birthdays!!!

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May 9, 2012


Fashionable Stamping Challenge "Cities of theWorld"

The Shabby Tea Room "Pretty as a Pitcher"  - colours and a rose. I used the shades of blue and brown in the book, and a blue rose.


  1. Wow, such a gorgeous card for your friend...I don't think she would mind one bit when she got it! Your colours are soft and feminine like the theme of Paris that you chose. And the lace threaded around your sentiment is a very clever touch.
    Thankyou for joining us this fortnight for our Cities challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  2. Beautiful Sharon love how you put the roses on the mannequin and threaded the lace thought the label. Really like this .The little purse is a great idea for earrings

  3. Love your vintage Paris theme card. The colours are wonderful along with all the elements that make it so feminine. Your friend should love it ! Shirley x

  4. Your friend will love this gorgeous card. Wonderful design with so mant details. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  5. Your friend will love this wonderful card, also the little purse looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  6. Oooh what a beauty, such a vintage vision. Gorgeous stamping and stitching, bet your friend was chuffed to bits with it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC. XX

  7. Fabulous card, no doubt your friend loved it!
    Great selection of stamping for your background with all the lovely details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  8. Hi
    This is stunning, love your choice of colours and theme.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at FSC.

  9. These are gorgeous Sharon. The card is absolutely beautiful and love the shabby chic effect.
    Thanks for joining in with the FSC Challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx