Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wish Big!

I'm back with a birthday card for a friend.  I love this stamp from MFT's  A la Mode line called Big Birthday Wishes.  The images are very small measuring 2" x 3.75" so the paper piecing was "fun"  :) 

 I usually don't promote businesses however, I had an exceptional experience with a company on EBay.  The store is called Creating Everlasting Memories.   To start she had an awesome sale a couple of weeks ago and I purchased 2 multiple die sets and a 4"x4" heart doily die.  The prices were excellent, she combines shipping, communication superior and the shipping was fast.  And here's where the exceptional part comes in.  When I received my order one of the die sets was incorrect.  Simple error, not intentional on their part so I contacted Teresa and she replied quickly and told me to keep the die set that I didn't order and she would send the correct die set out with the next mailing!   So I asked if she was sure because it's a 14 die set that averages $25!  Here is her response:

We are sure. It was our error, and there is no reason for us to inconvenience you any further than we already have.

We thank you for your grace in this matter
Teresa :)

Well I thanked her and told her I would spread the word of my positive experience, which I am doing now  :)  So if you are looking for dies, Magnolia (Tilda) rubber stamps, Graphic 45, My Mind's Eye, Prima Marketing Products, etc. then check out Creating Everlasting Memories.

So here is my card using one of the sets from QuicKutz - Rectangle Doily which has 4 dies.
I stippled the clouds with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue, used VersaMagic Spanish Olive to create the grass, colored with Copics (skin) and Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol on the hair and 2 Jolee's Hotfix crystals which I always adhere with a little Glossy Accents because it holds much better than heat setting them.

close up


Other supplies: My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline" 6x6 paper pad, A La Mode by MFT - Big Birthday Wishes, QuicKutz Nested Doily Rectangle,Verve Charming Oval dies.

Well if you made it this far then thank you!!  :)



Penny said...

Love this, Kathi! Love the cute image, paper piecing, coloring, and die cuts--especially the one out of DP! Very cool! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you here again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Dianne said...

OMGOODNESS everything matches so perfectly, the border,her clothes the balloons, amazing card my dear, thanks for sharing this card and the ebay link, have a great day..

brenda said...

A really super card Kathi, great paper piecing and lovely to see the inside decorated as well.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check it out here

Miss Emerald said...

Gorgeous card! Fabuluos job with the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely paper piecing. A beautiful border and colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Angela said...

Love this great fresh design. Super colouring.

Thank you for taking part in the Stamping Dragon Designs challenge with us.

Angela (DT)

artwolf2009 said...

great idea to paperpiece the ballons. Thanks for participating at NMWC, hope to see you again.

xxcalamityxx said...

Very cute !! Thanks for joining us at ATG for our seeing double challenge xhugsx Nikki

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful card the image is simply striking. I love that die. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Claire said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week!
Claire xx

Annette said...

Fab card and image, and I love the inside.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

KimCreate said...

Beautiful example of paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Kim L -DT

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Fabulous card and image. Love the pattern paper. Thank you for sharing and joining in us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Jenny said...

Oh this is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. Jen xxx

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