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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A Rose Is A Rose - 80th Birthday Card

Hi all,

Well I'm on a roll here, so thought I'd upload another commissioned card that I've just this minute finished. My Mum's friend asked me to make a card for her Mother's birthday and so I started it last night and finished it off this morning. I'm really pleased with it, so thought I'd upload it as I think it's safe to say she doesn't blog hop!

I've recently accumulated £35 of free merchandise for spending *cough* so much recently, so I thought I'd invest the money and buy "A Rose Is A Rose" as I've seen so many beautiful cards made with this stamp set.


A Rose Is A Rose
- Outside

A Rose Is A Rose - Inside

Thanks to Carole for the idea of stamping the rose inside.

Recipe (All SU items are available from the current Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009).
A Rose Is A Rose (2008-09) -
Set of 14 stamps. P.44. I have used various roses and petals.
SU Cardstock - A4 Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive. P67 - 69.
SU Designer Series Paper (2007 Retired Accessories - Available while supplies last) - Certainly Celery. P.93.
SU Ink Pad - Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and Old Olive. P.68 - 69.
SU Markers - Old Olive for colouring the 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. P.67.
SU Ribbon - 1/4" (6.35mm) Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White. P.80.
SU Punches - Scallop Edge Border Punch. P.86.
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. P.85
3D Foam Pads.

NON SU: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

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  1. Beautiful card, love the rose stamp.

  2. Oh my Goodness, this card is beautiful. Love it.

  3. Really beautiful, I'm sure it'll be loved by the lucky lady. When I first saw this stamp set in the catty I wasn't keen on it , but it's lovely stamped in soft colours like this.

  4. Lovely job Alex, I am in the middle of fiddling around with this set for a card ! £35 is sure some spending, but I am sure it was "essential" lol!! It's so easy isn't it ? So much lovely stuff and not nearly enough time or money!
    Have a great day, Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

  5. Wow what a great card, such a fantastic idea :)

  6. this is really a beautiful card! LOVELY!

  7. This is so pretty and I love the inside treatment you've used. Sara xx

  8. This is gorgeous, really pretty. I don't own this set but after seeing this I'm very tempted! Lovely detail inside too.
    Karen x


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