Monday 11 March 2013

Card of the Week: Flowers & Swirls

This past weekend my entire family gathered together at a local Chinese restaurant to celebrate my grandparents' birthdays. Their birthdays are only days apart so we always combine the celebration.

To mark the occasion, I made them each a card...because that is what I do!

For my Oma, this floral patterned paper was perfect as she loves flowers and gardening. Since the pattern on this paper is so beautiful, I did not add many embellishments, just a few simple rhinestones, in order to let the pattern shine through.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: SEI; Cardstock: Bazzill; Rub-On Sentiment: Bazzill; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, 3D Foam Squares

For my Opa, I have to be honest, I struggled as I always do when it comes to making cards for men. With two girls, my scrapbooking supplies are overrun with pink and purple paper, ribbons, jewels, flowers; there is not much in there that would be suitable for an older man's card. I spent quite a bit of time rummaging through things in order to find supplies for this card. In the end, I went with this blue swirl paper, accenting it with a complimentary yellow and maroon...and I do think that it looks quite manly.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Cardstock: Bazzill; Rub-On Sentiment: Bazzill; Border Punch: Fiskars; Button: my craft stash; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, 3D Foam Squares

My Oma and Opa loved their cards and loved celebrating their birthdays with the entire family together. It was a great evening.

How was your weekend? Celebrate any special occasions? Make any cards?


  1. Love your cards, Rachel. Your work is so simple but detailed and beautiful. I need to try to make more cards. Looking forward to seeing what you create next week.

  2. I love the first birthday card! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. My Oma really liked it too when I gave it to her.

  3. Oh I think both of them are just perfect!

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  4. I love both of your cards. You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. New follower, too! :)


    1. Kathy,
      Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment.