Monday, July 29, 2013

Better late than never, right?

I had meant to have this go up on Saturday, and time got away from me. On Saturday, my gramma turned 80 - this woman has lived an amazing life, at times a heartbreakingly difficult one, and yet she is still around, still sassy and saucy, and I am so proud to have her to lean on. Here's my card for her - it's the same size as the ones I made for my mom & sister to give her, so that the three of them together form a sort of a set.

 *remember, you can click the pictures to view them full-size*


Supplies: lots & lots of stitched grosgrain ribbon; miscellaneous buttons from stash; heart buttons from Dress it Up; AC Thickers number stickers; Tim Holtz design ruler, paper piercer, and black embroidery thread.

The box - afterwards tied shut with a black piece of matching ribbon.

To make the flowers, I used the tutorial that my Tuesday Morning Sketches teamie Laura posted a few weeks ago - it is super easy to follow, and once you get the hang of it these are very quick to make. I cut a mat slightly smaller than the card base so that I could stitch the flowers & buttons on, and then used double-sided tape to add the folded leaves. Finally, I pierced along the edges of the mat with the Tim Holtz ruler as a guide, and stitched the border. 



Happy birthday, Gramma!
xoxo,
Jessi







14 comments:

Lindsey said...

I love your card, and I love how the three cards will make a lovely triple keepsake. And awesome job on all the ribbon flowers!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Such pretty cards love the bright flowers so summery. Bet your Grandmother will love them. Happy Birthday to her and many more .

Lisa Arana said...

those ribbon flowers are darling!!! I love the card you created for grandma.

Annette Allen said...

aww i bet she was so excited to get these amazing homemade gifts.. those ribbon flowers are amazing.. Happy 80th to grandma.. :)

jimlynn said...

Your ribbon flowers are so precious! I'll have to check out that tutorial now - maybe I could do that too......um.....MAYBE! Love your card - so fun and festive and know your grandma loved it too - and Happy Birthday to her!!
Lynn

Greta said...

Oh these are treasures for your grandma, Jessi! Gorgeous & clearly made with love!

Asha said...

Oh what a stunning card, Jessi. Love those ribbon blooms. Must check out the tut. Hope you had fun at the party ... more importantly I hope the birthday girl had a blast!
xxx Asha

Cheryl said...

OMGosh!!! Jessi, this is STUNNING! I absolutely love all the beautiful, bold flowers! I need to try that, very soon! Happy Birthday to your gramma!!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

This is an awesome card..i love this idea!

Linda W. said...

Oh I love all the cards Jess - you are one creative mama for sure! Thx for inviting me! Hugs, Linda W.

Chris D. said...

I can't pick which one I like the best since they are all equally fabulous!

Stacy said...

I like your flowers and I love this card!!

Dana said...

Amazing cards! And wow! That's lots of flowers!!!

Barb said...

So pretty! I love the stitched edges of the flowers...and the buttons are so cute! Hope she had a great day :)