~ by Tammy Floreno

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just in Time

Hello Flo Followers,

Yesterday we celebrated my wonderful MILs birthday.  Her actual bday is today - Happy Birthday Mom!  She is an amazing lady and I appreciate her so much.  She always remembers everyone's birthdays with a card (and a little cash). :-)  So, I thought: "What better way to honor her than with a stack of handmade cards for her to give out!?"

Set of 8 cards, 2 each of 4 coordinating colors.  The "F" from the Vintage Vogue Friends stamp is perfect since our last name is Floreno! :-)

As usual, I was still working on her gift into the wee hours of the morning yesterday (late Sat. night) when an email came in from Madeline Morcelo of The Stampin' Studio with an "EXTRA, EXTRA PROJECT". 

Inspiration for my gift purse came from Madeline Morcelo's INKspirations4U! Christmas 2010 Extra Project

Her timing could not have been better as I was looking through my files for just the right package for the stack of cards I was putting together as my MILs gift.  This extra project she shared with her INKspirations 4U Christmas 2010 subscribers was just the thing!
So, I got right to work.  And pulled together the perfect compliment to my stack of cards:
Gift Purse with MILs birthday card

It all began with a sheet of stickers I had purchased at a craft show many months ago and had not gotten around to using.  Once I started these cards I just knew they were meant for my MIL!
Here are the cards individually:

All Supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted:
  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, A Greeting for All Reasons (retired), Refuge & Strength (retired)
  • Ink: Perfect Plum, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
  • CS: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Brovo Burgundy, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
  • Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 1/8" Taffeta, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta
  • Extras: Stickers (from stash), Paper Daisies and Jewels (from Pretties Kit), Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Designer Brads Filigree, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ranger Stickles (silver), Gold Square Brads (from stash)

Tammy :-)

1 comment:

Carla Bazhenow said...

What beautiful cards and holder. Your MIL will love these. Fabulous!!! I so love the colors!!! Hugs,