Apr 04 2009

Blue Awning Blessings

Published by at 7 22 pm under General Purpose Cards,Rubber Soul

I was in the mood to make something *pretty* tonight, so I pulled out my Blue Awning paper and it’s coordinating stickers– and *pretty* was right before my eyes! I then went seeking theWeekend Sketch Challenge for this week and found it at Mary Jo’s fabulous blog. A wonderful sketch and it worked so well with what I had in mind to do today. LOVE when that works out. Here’s my card:


It was JUST what I was in the mood for! As you can see, I really didn’t stamp much — just the sentiment again — gee, I’ve been doing thata lot lately!!! This beautiful Birthday Blessings sentiment I got from Stamper’s Dream has become my VERY favorite for birthday cards. It’s just so beautiful and large enough to serve as a main image, allowing me to *just play with pretty things*, and I LOVE to do that!!! This is a fairly large card measuring 5.25 x 7.5″. I’m loving this size! Using more of my 1.5″ SILK ribbon by May Arts. I just can’t stop telling you how LUSH it is, how featherweight and how beautifully it ties!!!


I got all these K & Co products from Michaels. I used the Grand Adhesions stickers on this card. See how absolutely gorgeous they are? And talk about fun and easy to use!!! Can’t beat them!!! Peel and stick.


For this corner I used a corner flourish die from my new set by Spellbinders called Flourish Accents. I cut and embossed it in my Cuttlebug, ran it through my Xyron X to make it sticky-backed, adhered it to my card and then applied another sticker from the Grand Adhesions pack on top (the flower). Again, VERY little effort, fabulous impact!


Here’s the inside. Another die cut from the same Flourish Accents dies by Spellbinders.

Stamps: Birthday Blessings by Rubber Soul from Stampers Dream

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, K & Co Blue Awning from Michaels

Ink: Color Box Chalk: Blue Iris and Creamy Brown (on edges)

Accessories: 1.5 inchMay Arts SILK Ribbon, Blue Awning Grand Adhesions Stickers, Flourish Accents and Classic Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Xyron X, Glue Glider.


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries this SILK and other May Arts ribbons.

Joan’s Garden carries products used by Spellbinders and Glue Glider.

Stampers Dream carries the Birthday Blessings stamp by Rubber Soul.

So glad you stopped in on what I am sure is another busy weekend. I know it does get busier and busier as the weather warms up — and we’re still waiting — today was decent, but I’m waiting for true sunshine and warmth!!! Hope you have a great rest of this wonderful weekend! Thanks — see you soon!!!

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Blue Awning Blessings”

  1. Lovely card, Sharon. And your ribbon is positively sensuous. Definitely a Must Have.

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    I agree with Gabi above Sharon, that ribbon is positively sensuous, divine, luscious, gorgeous! And your card is beautiful too . . . LOL! Blue Awning is my favorite K & Co paper . . . what a fabulous design!

  3. Michelle R says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely magnificent! The layout and embellishments are gorgeous. But that ribbon…perfect!!!

  4. MJ Albright says:

    WOW!!! That is one spectacular card you created. Perfect and Beautiful indeed. Thanks for participating. Enjoy the rest of the weekend:)

  5. Kathie says:

    This is gorgeous and pretty in every way. I love that stamp!! Plenty of time to do scrapbooking here in SD – we have a blizzard!!! I am loving it!

  6. Karen Capern says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon, but all of your cards are! Your blog is a MUST and usually first for me each morning on my “blog” routine. Thank you for sharing and inspiriring me each and every day!

  7. Bev J. says:

    What a beautiful card. The sentiment is so pretty as is the Blue Awning paper. I love K & Company!

  8. Ali Manning says:

    Simply divine card, Sharon! I agree with you about the silk ribbon – it’s to die for and so perfect for Spring. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

  9. Julie says:

    What a gorgeous card! K & Co. has such beautiful designs – that Blue Awning line is just beautiful.

  10. Carolen says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Ann says:

    This IS so pretty! I love the font on your sentiment and that fabulous big bow!

  12. sharon says:

    Don;t ya just love Blue Awning? I am stingy when it comes to this paper. I won’t send a card to anyone who, I think, will just toss it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.
    Sharon L

  13. evette says:

    Love your techniques on this card. Especially with using just the happy birthday stamp and then finishing it with embellishments plus the paper…can not forget that!!! Really a warm happy card. Well done. Ty for sharing with all of us. ekc

  14. evette says:

    Love your techniques on this card. Especially with using just the happy birthday stamp and then finishing it with embellishments plus the paper…can not forget that!!! Really a warm happy card. Well done. Ty for sharing with all of us. ekc

  15. Juanita in Ohio says:

    PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY!!! TFS this gem with us!

  16. Cindy H. says:

    This is a really gorgeous card!! Love the DP, sentiment and lovely bow!

  17. Gorgeous card Sharon as always.
    Your work is always so inspirational.

    Btw, I am still celebrating my Blogoversary and giving away ssome great candy.
    I also have a sketch for any one who wants to take part.
    Be sure to check it out and leave a comment.

  18. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this card is absolutely stunning. I love that ribbon too!!!!!

  19. Cheryl M says:

    Beautiful card! I didn’t get any of that cardstock but certainly did get the stickers they are too gorgeous.

  20. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon!!

  21. That’s it, Sharon! I’m planning a trip to your place right now!! Love, love it. The bow and the flower make the card for sure.

  22. leslierich says:

    Gorgeous! I can hardly believe the flower is a sticker. Incredible!

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