Sunday, March 20, 2011

Zebra & Lime Green Birthday Cards

My mom visited me from San Diego all last week and we had a GREAT time crafting! We made cards, jewelry, shopped for crafts, she taught me how to sew, and lots more. I got these zebra brads and ribbon at Hobby Lobby and wanted to make a card with them.

I treated the bow 2 different ways, but I like the giant bow the best. The pleated card was fun, though. It's the first time I sewed on a card! Well, really the first time I've sewed ever...I learned to make a pillow first, then tried sewing on ribbon/cardstock.
The green background paper is actually shimmery, but you can't tell from the pictures. I embossed it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.
I decided to cover the stitching, not because I didn't do a good job (cuz I actually did!), but because it looked better with another piece of ribbon over it.
My mom loved my cards so much that she made 3 of her own, slightly different. She's a master at bow-tying...she's a florist.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful week!


Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Beautiful cards! Love that zebra brad and bow.

Natasha said...

What a beautiful card. I'm a lover of lime green myself. Thanks for sharing.


Jayma Malme said...

Thanks so much you guys!

Cory said...

Hi there,
Love the mix of color.
Thanks for sharing,