Monday, March 7, 2011

Special Birthday Wishes...

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The very sweet and talented Nicki Jackson is throwing a surprise birthday blog hop for her mom and business partner, Reenee, and I was delighted to be asked to participate. Both Reenee and Nicki are the creative force behind Clear & Simple Stamps, for which I was honored to be a Design Team member last year. There are lots of fun ways to celebrate with this hop, including a chance to win some CSS goodies and a coupon code! (Details below) If you've hopped over from Ashley Newell's fab blog, you are in the right place, and if you ever get off-course, head back to Clear & Simple Stamps and begin (and for a chance to win!)
For my Happy Birthday to Reenee, I chose to work with two of the most versatile of stamp sets from CSS, Icons I and Icons Plus. I was inspired by the color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts and combined some pretty patterned paper with these lovely stamps. I trimmed around the edges of the butterflies to pop them out and hand-stitched through some organdy ribbon for more dimension. The clear stamps were great for assembling a "custom" birthday message, which I stamped directly onto some vellum and fastened with tiny staples.
Be sure to leave some birthday love for Reenee on the Clear & Simple Stamps blog or become a fan on their Facebook page and leave some birthday wishes there for a chance to win a surprise box of Reenee's favorite products from CSS. Two winners will be chosen, one from each site, so if you aren't on FB, you still have a chance to win! Also, to celebrate, CSS is offering a coupon code (birthday15) for 15% off at the store, good for today only, so when you are done hopping, head over there and keep the party going!

BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Icon Extras  and Icons Plus (Clear & Simple Stamps)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Specialty Paper: Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (SU!)
Fibers: Ivory Organza Ribbon (Jo-An Fabrics)
Accents: Tiny Attacher Staplers (Tim Holtz)

Now hop over to the lovely Lori Tecler's blog for more birthday fun. Thanks for stopping by and, Happy Birthday, Reenee!




22 comments:

4Ucards said...

This is such a happy card. I like the way you used the ribbon.

Linda Callahan said...

So sweet - and the ribbon looks like robbon candy for sure - love it!

Wendy said...

this is so sweet and soft, I want to be one of those butterflies and land there.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO pretty Regina! LOVE this!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Regina. Love the pretty butteflies and the ribbon treatment. :o)

Steph Zerbe said...

Oh this card is just so darling! Lovely colors! So pretty!

Beth M said...

Adorable card.

Pam~ said...

Love what you did with the PPA color challenge ... beautiful card! I'm with Linda, your ribbon looks like ribbon candy ... a very cool look!

whoistracy said...

Just gorgeous! This is so soft and pretty. Love that ribbon especially.

Rochelle said...

That ribbon technique is great!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card ~ such a lovely touch of whimsy for Reenee's special day! Thanks so much for the inspiration and an opportunity to win some CSS goodies!!!

scrappergirl said...

Vert cute card.

Basement Stamper said...

very cute Regina, love that you used the insides of the Icons sets for this. Beautiful colors.

Cards by Gina said...

Beautiful card! Loved the way you worked with the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Carla Bazhenow said...

So beautiful Regina!!! I love thoe colors. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Love the creative ribbon treatment, Regina! Adorable!

Cristina said...

Such a pretty card, Regina. And that trim is amazing!

Kristin said...

I love the look of this card. The colors are very soft and fluffy.

mom2fivekiddos said...

This is a beautiful card! Makes me wish for spring!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card Regina! Beautiful, and makes look forward to Spring!

Ayana Posadas said...

SO beautiful! I love those butterflies and the colors.

Heather Innusa said...

Wow, this is one beautiful card! The colors are amazing & that ribbon is fabulous!