Thursday, August 25, 2011

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to MFK

I am not the best BFF! Truly ... My BFF, MFK (My Friend Kathy) celebrated the anniversary of her 39th birthday earlier this week and I am *just now* posting her birthday card.  That is because I have yet to deliver said card to MFK!  I know, I am a bad BFF!!

Actually Kathy will receive her card today - we are off to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Creating Keepsakes Convention and I will present her card when I pick her up.  We are sooo happy that hurricane Irene has a more easterly path now; earlier in the week she was aiming for the Carolina's and we were a bit nervous about our weekend.  But now our weekend is back to looking great. 

I am signed up for seven classes, four on Friday and three on Saturday.  I have never taken this many classes in one weekend before, but I am quite excited. I will share the details when I am home again on Sunday.

Okay, back to MFK's birthday card.  Kathy is an awesome papercrafter so I tend to stress over project I create for her.  This birthday card was no exception.  I decided to use a cartridge that Kathy does not have yet, Art Philosophy (can you tell that I am truly enjoying this cartridge?). 

I cut the base scalloped card in white cardstock.  The other papers I used are from Echo Park's Victorian line.   I used the words paper as a background for the front of the card.  I topped the words with a pretty green scalloped circle frame.  I used lime green chalk on the edges of the frame and pop dots to attached it to the card.

I love Art Philosophy's filigree detailed butterflies. I cut two of the butterflies using a solid cardstock for the bottom layer and a coordinating print for the filigree layer. I finished the butterflies by adding a gem to the body centers.

I added a ribbon and the same gems used on the butterflies to the front of the card.  I also stamped the phrase, Happy Birthday to the front before adding the welded initials MFK. 

Inside the card I stamped Happy Birthday again in the same lime green.  I also added a vellum butterfly, colored with a copic marker.  I added a little stamp to the outside of the envelope, but sadly I forgot to photograph the envie!

I promise to have a new post for you on Sunday giving you all of the details on the CKC convention and all of the new and fun products we find in the vendor faire!!


  1. Beautiful card! I think the butterflies are my favorite part of it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very nice card, and I agree, I think the butterflies are my favorite part too.

  3. Oh WOW! This is sooooo pretty! I LOVE the butterflies and I'm sure your BFF will LOVE it too! Have fun on your weekend away! :o)


  4. Super beautiful card! I love love love the butterflies.


  5. Kathy is going to love the card! I'm sure you will both have a fabulous time at CKC. Enjoy!

  6. So beautiful, Susan!!! You are such a bundle of creativity. It's such a thrill go know you!