Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nifty at 50 Birthday Card and Gift

Are any of you celebrating birthdays right in the middle of the Christmas season? Well I had yet another milestone birthday to celebrate this week - my Sister-in-law's!

For her gift, I went to one of my favorite stores, Bath and Body Works and purchased a shower gel, lotion, shimmer mist and lip gloss in their new scent, Vanillatini. It came out for the holidays, but in my opinion, it looks festive enough for a milestone birthday. And when it comes to choosing scents, I think vanilla always seems to be a safe choice unless you happen to know what the recipient likes. I did not in this case. I also purchased the gift bag from Bath and Body Works. This is where I got my color theme. The bag was more turquoise, the gift more teal, so I just mixed them together a bit.

Here is what I assembled for the card and gift:

  • Cricut Life's A Party cartridge for card base, Nifty at Fifty, 50, and inside circle cuts
  • Recollections black cardstock
  • Stampin' Up Taken With Teal cardstock
  • Georgia-Pacific white cardstock
  • "Happy, Happy Birthday" sentiment from Scrappy Moms' Simple sentiments stamp set
  • Stampin' Up Basic Black ink
  • Turquoise Stickles
  • Glittery turquoise blue holiday ribbon from Michael's
Since all of the cuts were from Cricut's Life's A party cartridge, the card was a snap to put together. I laid it all out in my Gypsy and had a card rather quickly. Love that!

I have a couple more projects to post and need to attend to a lot of crafting this weekend, so I will be back soon! Have a wonderfully crafty weekend!

1 happy comments:

bonnie said...

So cool sweetie you've inspired me here! ;) Hugs x

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