Friday, April 25, 2014


Last Saturday, just before Easter, was one of my BFF's birthday's - Linda Kincaid. I was lucky enough to meet up with her to have a little celebratory friendship lunch, and I gave her some gifts and a birthday card.  This is the card and envelope I created.
I took a 10 x 7 sheet of garden green cardstock by SU! and spritzed a chevron stencil with some inspirations ink spritz I got online.  You could also make your own with SU! reinker and a SU! spritz bottle.  I then dry embossed the stenciled card stock with a NEW Anna Griffin embossing folder that I also just got.  It was not easy to see the embossing so I swiped the card with SU! ILLUMINATE ink pad (Illuminate is being retired, so if you don't have it, you might want to consider picking it and the refill ink up before it's gone).  The illuminate ink really highlighted the embossed areas.  There is a shine that the camera flash picked up.  When you see the card up close, this looks like leather card stock.  The butterflies were punched with 2 different current SU! butterfly punches using SILVER GLIMMER paper (also being retired but may come back in the new Idea book by SU! by another manufacturer.  I didn't take a chance, I ordered a few extra packs!).  The antennae are gold cording by SU! that I had in my stash.  Finally, I added gold glimmer twine by SU! and I loved the final outcome.

This is the envelope I created.  I used some retired SU! dsp and punched out some flowers. The little flower is a SU! punch getting ready to retire. Don't miss that punch.  I use it a lot and so glad I have it.  The banner was die cut with the SU! framelits BANNERS.  I added some wood pieces (the girl and the stars) and some stickers and even spelled out Linda's name.  I added SU! adhesive backed pearls to the punched out blossoms. 

Hope your birthday month is great Linda.  Enjoy it!


  1. love it i thought it was the front of a journal book cover though :) neat idea love it <3

  2. Thanks! It could be a journal cover, couldn't it?