Today we celebrate my mother-in-law on her 62nd birthday! She is a very special lady - such a sweet, caring and thoughtful person. She has a big heart! When I married my husband, Kevin, his mother welcomed me into the family like I was her daughter. She made me feel at home everytime we came to visit and still does! I appreciate everything she does for us, even from a distance.
I went to my crafting table and crafted up something nice for her birthday :) Here is the card I made for her:
I love the Blooming with Kindness stamp set. The flower is just so pretty! And the sentiments so elegant! I sometimes find it difficult to coordinate colours with Rich Razzleberry. This time I tried Sahara Sand and I think it's nice and soft against the rich purple. The scallop trim border and embossed background adds to the elegance of the card.
I also sent her a handmade perpetual birthday calendar that I made using Stampin Up cardstock and designer paper. I had it bound by Staples and put ribbon through the binding so that it can be tied at the top and hang from a nail on the wall. Here is a few sample pages from the calendar:
These type of calendars are so handy! We have one hanging in our bathroom. Weird spot for it, I know, but apparently it's a very Dutch thing to do! I grew up in a Dutch family and we always had a calendar like this one hanging in the bathroom. If you think about it, it's quite a handy spot to have it! Every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed, you will always see it :) It's a great reminder for all the many birthdays in our large, growing families. Not sure how else I would keep track!
Stamps: Blooming With Kindness
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Trim Border punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pearl (Michael's)
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