Sunday, August 14, 2011

Butterfly birthday pocket card

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Deborah!!! SURPRISE Birthday Blog Hop! Today is Deborah from Scrapping Mammas Birthday! Some of her awesome friends have decided to have a BIG SURPRISE BIRTHDAY HOP since we can't all be in the same place for a SURPRISE party! This is the next best thing!

This blog hop is a one day blog hop to wish a very special woman (fellow crafter) a very special Happy Birthday. So Happy Birthday Deborah (aka Scrapping Mama).

If you are coming from Lisa at HoneyBearzDesigns, you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE 


Now Let's get this party started!!

Here is the card Deborah will be getting in the mail: it's a pocket card, but the special thing about this card is the pocket part... it's a Chinese take out folded pocket.

If you want info about how to make this pocket, here is the video I watched... I know I used to fold these in school but was re-inspired today.  I started with an 8" x 8" piece of Heidi Grace paper, folded the pocket and then decorated it with DCWV's the Alphabet Stack.

I cut the monogram (along with the striped strip) and attached it after I added the glittered polka-dot paper to the triangle parts of the pocket. My triangles measured 3 1/4" each.

This beautiful butterfly is from Everyday Pop Up cards. I cut it at 2" using generic white and black card stock.  A strip of rhinestones really finish off the butterfly. I glued the body directly to the card insert, but rolled up a 1" piece of foam tape to hold the wings in place.

Here you can see the card insert... see how the polka-dots are on the inside of the pocket too... so cute.

I grabbed this plaid paper from the Alphabet Stack too. I really wanted to stick with the black, white and silver theme and love the mix of polka-dots and plaids! :)  The "Make a wish!" stamp (from Scrappy Moms, Simple Sentiments) is embossed on a little black triangle with silver embossing powder.

Because the card insert is a 3" x 3" black notecard, I added a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" white panel to write on.  A little scrap of polka-dot paper was the perfect touch.

I just love the dimension on this card... best part is that with a careful hand, it will fit into a standard A2 envelope... no extra postage required.


Before you jump on to Julie's blog, please comment for your chance to win my blog candy... I have a cupcake themed stamp set to giveaway... please be a follower and leave me a way to contact you.
Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Julie @  <--- your next stop
Brynn @

Creative Scrapbooking Divas : Fussy Cutting
I fussy cut the letter "d" with the horizonatal stripe from DCWV's Alphabet stack... so sorry, but I didn't get a "before" picture and it only includes one sheet per letter.
Simply Betty Challenge : Pockets


Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! Cute project :)

Sandy Hentzel said...

This is so beautiful!!! You inspired me too, lol!

K-E Kreations said...

What a beautiful card! I love the black, white & silver scheme.

Prettiful Creations said...

This is beautiful..thanks for much for the link to the video too.

Designs that Delight said...

Love the card! Happy birday Deb!
Dawn @

Clare G said...

This is such a clever design, really lovely, too. I'm sure she will love it!

lorby said...

I love your little card and use of the colors since those are my favorite colors and always add sophistication to anything. The card is just beautiful.

Anniebee said...

Happy birthday to Deborah! This card is awesome, Cheryl! You did such a good job on it that I'm inspired to make one too but I have to use different papers because I don't have that stack. I'm sure Deborah will love this. TFS!

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Deborah!!
I love the card!! :)
mdowner at swnebr dot net

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is fantastic! I love how the paper looks and the butterfly with Make a wish! I put the video in my favs to watch later. TFS

Linda Therrien said...

this card is so fun, so many things you can do with it. Great job, I am sure Deborah is going to love it.


Crafterpeg said...

great card.


Happy Birthday Deborah... hope you have a blessed day...What a great idea to have a surprise hop...Great project
Rebecca Minor
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.comThis is such a clever design, really lovely, too. I'm sure she will love it!thanks for much for the link to the video too.I would love to win the cupcake themed stamp set.

Auntie Em said...

I love this pretty pocket card! The "D" for Deborah is a great trim. I really like the black, grey and silver colours.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card creation! And happy birthday to Deb! I wish her a day filled with family, friends, fun ... and CAKE!

Shawnee said...

Happy Birthday Birthday Deb!! I love the paper you used and the butterfly is too cute. TFS!


Kristy said...

This is an AWESOME card!! I LOVE it and I know Deb will too! I liked your fan page, but don't see the follower option on your blog here. : )

~ Kristy

Nancie said...

What a great card!!!!

Happy Birthday Deborah!


Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome card for Deb's Birthday. I will watch the video and give it a try.
Katsews at gmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

Very cute! pretty paper.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Very pretty! I love the silver :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Esther said...

Beautiful Card..Love the colors..
Happy Birthday Deborah!

Janet said...

Beautiful card Love the B&W and Silver theam this ia a really cute shape card. On my to do list. Enjoyed hopping with you.
Big Blog Hugs

Xxxxxxxxxxxx said...

What a awesome birthday gift. Happy happy birthday, Deborah. Hope you have a blessed day. Your scrappin friends....R0CKS

Babe O'Mara said...

Happy Birthday Deborah!!! Your card is amazing. Love the butterfly. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.


snowdraak said...

Happy birthday Deborah!
Great pocket card. Love the shiny colours. Very creative project.
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Lizscraps said...

super clever pocket card idea, I like it :)

scrappingmamma said...

Oh MY .. I LOVE THIS!!! Thank-you sweetie for such a super surprise hop! Its so sweet of you to join in and think of my on my birthday:-) I'm excited to hop threw and see all of the lovely projects! I want to thank all of your Followers for the sweet birthday wishes :-)
Deborah ~ Scrappingmamma

Pendra said...

What a fun pocket card... love the butterfly! Happy Birthday Deborah!

lmkindell1 said...

Happy Birthday Deborah You are a very lucky lady to have such great friends. Oh the pocket card it is really cute.

Mallika said...

wow this is so nice
you made her day
lucky deborah
so sweet of you
i love the card

forpahl5 said...

Happy Birthday to you Deborah!


Scrappin Melissa said...

Very classy! Happy Birthday again Deborah!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

scrappinC said...

Such a beautiful card. Deborah will just love it.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

That is so beautiful! I will have to come back and watch how this was done.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Happy Birthday Deb!

hope2 said...

Happy Birthday Deborah!!!

Love the black and white Card also love the butterfly.

Judy said...

Beautiful card! I definitely will be back to watch the video:-) So sweet to be a part of Deb's birthday party...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Julie said...

This card is gorgeous!

Julie said...

This card is gorgeous!

Barb said...

This is so pretty! I love the black and white with silver. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

bborre at hotmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

This is beautiful. Love the sparkle. Nice being on the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty!


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday deb!! Im already a follower- she will love the card!

Vicki said...

Happy BIrthday, Deb!! Great card, Cheryl!!

Honeybearz Designs said...

Awesome butterfly pocket card. I want to take a moment and thank you for joining me on this hop and for making Deborah's birthday a very memorable birthday for her.You have a big heart and I am so honored to be in this hop with you.