Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January Project Parade - Day Seven

Hi everyone, it's Michelle! WHOA! Have the Divas have been dazzling us all with their projects so far or what?!? Every day I have been BLOWN AWAY!

Well, I am taking it down a notch. The theme is Kid at Heart and I took it a different direction. You see, my friend's mom is in her 70s and her birthday is ON Valentines Day! Over the years, things get all mangled up as they tend to do when a birthday falls on a holiday. She is a bit tired of the traditional pink Valentine cards doubling as birthday cards. She doesn't mind combining the day celebrations, she justs likes things a bit separate. Hey, she wants her cake and to eat it to! So, keeping this in mind I made her a dual card.

The outside of the card is a Valentine's card (using NO pinks or reds at all) and on the inside is a surprise birthday card (with room to write something)!
The outside of the card uses Sweet Valentine stamped in Chocolate Chip. I colored the hearts with Copic markers and covered them with Crystal Effects. The DP is SU! Baja Breeze DSP. The inside uses Birthday Surprise birdie and sentiment, the balloon strings and bow are from Black Tie Birdie, and the hearts are from Sweet Valentine.

The inside and outside are designed to flow together using lots of the same elements -2 brown brads on the nestie panels, the same blue/green bling, hearts colored the same, and Baja Breeze DSP.

I hope she likes it!

So, you want to play along and be "A Kid At Heart?" Each participant that links their project to THIS POST will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps. Please be sure that your entries are linked there no later than 8PM (Mountain) on February 5th. The winner will be announced here on February 6th. Have fun and good luck!


  1. She is going to love this card, and the thought you put into making it so Special for her.. I'd want my cake and eat it too! Very pretty card and I love the bling!

  2. This is gorgeous, Michelle! I love the inside!!!

  3. Michelle, I am luvin the inside...I have been doing the insides of mine, but you have stepped it up a notch...bam!(thanks Emeril) is have put me to the challenge now...thanks for the inspiration! *~*

  4. This card is so beautiful Michelle! Love the non-traditional Valentine colors. I am sure your friends Mom is going to just love it!

  5. wow! This is fabulous! I love the layout, the non-traditional valentines colors, and those beautiful heart brads on the bottom. Great job!

  6. I love the colors you chose for valentine cards. They are so pretty.

  7. I love it LOVE it! and so will she!
    Thanks for sharing!