Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Claire's Birthday Blog Hop

Today is a very special day! Our very own Claire Brennan, owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps, is celebrating her birthday today! The Design Team is pulling off a surprise birthday blog hop in her honor. Won't you join us? If you came here from Belinda's blog, then you're on the right track. If not, then be sure to start back at the WMS blog so you don't miss a thing!

For Claire's birthday card, I had one very clear idea that I wanted to work in, and that was a shamrock. This is a bit tricky for a birthday card, but I was determined to do it! I dug around in my Waltzingmouse sets and found a few sentiments that would tie this all together. It started with the "so clucky to have you" and "happy birthday" sentiments from Li'l Buddies. I simply swiped the ink off of the first part to leave me with "lucky to have you." (Lucky being the key word.) I then needed the word "friend," which I found in my Roses in Bloom set. I cut out my sentiment with a Labels One die and stamped it with a coordinating stamp from Very Vintage Labels No. 1 set.

For the shamrock, I stamped three small hearts from Sweethearts using VersaMark ink. I then punched them out with my coordinating small heart punch and adhered them to my Labels One shape with foam mounting tape to form the shamrock and allow them to pop off the card a bit. I cut a thin strip of the same cardstock to use as the stem.

The best part about this card is that it is very true...I am so lucky to call Claire my friend! I love being a part of Waltzingmouse Stamps, but it's Claire's friendship that I value the most. Claire, you are a one-of-a-kind, special, special person...a true gem. I hope you have the best birthday ever!

And, now, please hop along to Julia's blog as the celebration continues!







Stamps: Li'l Buddies, Roses in Bloom, Off Beat Backgrounds, Sweethearts (WMS)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Ink: Water Lily Green, Smokey Shadow (PTI), VersaMark
Other: small heart punch (EK Success), adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Labels One die (Spellbinders), medium scalloped border die (PTI), Ripe Avocado vintage button (PTI)

25 comments:

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the Irish touches in this, totally fab!

cbuswell said...

SO brilliant, loving the shamrock!!!

Ros said...

This is not just a beautiful card ... it is Ingenious!! what a fabulous creation ...

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is such a cheerful card for a very happy day indeed. Claire will be most pleased when she sees this. You really did an outstanding job on this card!

Pauline said...

Lovely card, that shamrock rocks! Love the plaid background and the clever mix of sentiments.

Julia Aston said...

How clever to create just the right wording for your message Jennifer! love the hearts shamrock with it's curly stem!

Kelly S. said...

Love that hearty shamrock, and the AWESOME plaid paper...great card, Jennifer!

ladybugg61 said...

That heart shamrock is precious, and this card is sure to bring a smile to Claire's face when she sees/receives it!

Claire Brennan said...

Jennifer!!! I am grinning and my eyes are leaking in equal measure along this hop and the one thing I keep coming back to is how lucky I AM! You ladies are just the bestest!! I LOVE the shamrock!! Big Hugs!!!

Belinda said...

Heehee, love the shamrock! :) WHat a fab idea! :) And cute way to make the sentiment too! :)

Amy said...

I love how you've created the shamrock! Very creative!

Lenet said...

Beautiful!! love how you combined all the differend stamps

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OH my goodness Jennifer! I almost fell over! I LOVE your shamrock ~ so creative! What a fabulous Birthday card our little Irish GF :)

lynn said...

love your little shamrock, jennifer!

LaurieJ said...

Cute card! Love the shamrock and the plaid background.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card

Joanne Gilch said...

Shamrocks for the Irish girl!!! What a great creative idea!!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just fabulous! Love that heartfelt shamrock!

Debgem said...

Such a beautiful card, I love that you've included a shamrock!

IamDerby said...

What a great card! And who doesn't love Claire, she is such a sweetie.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

I just love ♥ this card!!

Meredith said...

I love your shamrock!!! It's perfect, and what a cute little stem :)

Bonnie said...

Oh you are such a suck-up lol!! I LOVE this Jennifer!

Nancy said...

What a fabulous card....love the shamrock!

Sheryl said...

fbolous blog! Follower already!

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