Friday, October 18, 2019

Birthday Map Card - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! Today I'm stopping by to share the card I made for my daughter's 15th birthday in September - I know, a bit late, but I had it done in time for her, just hadn't had a chance to get a post written up and shared here! :)

This might seem like an unusual card for a teen girl, but there is kind of a story behind it - not to mention she is generally not into pink and sparkly girly things! I got back from my trip to Italy 3 days before her birthday, and since she is very much into medieval and ancient history, she wanted me to bring her back a birthday gift from Rome and/or Italy. I was only too happy to do that! She also loves travel - this summer we went as a family to Iceland/Norway/Sweden - and she would love to visit Scotland, Ireland, and England someday as well!

 So, right in the middle of this pattern paper from Carta Bella's 6x6 Cartography paper pad is Italy, where all of her birthday gifts came from this year. In the top left corner is somewhere she would also love to travel, and the very tip of Norway is just off the edge of the map at the top.

The sentiment was easy - she also has a fabulous sense of humor, and since she was little has kept us smiling and laughing all the time! So I enjoyed this dry humor sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday stamp set, and thought it would be perfect! Heat embossed it in Antique Gold on some vellum, then attached it to the map paper my sewing machine and a simple line of machine stitching.

Finished off by distressing the edges of the paper a bit, layering some solid cardstocks underneath, and finished off with a few wood veneer stars - like sequins, but less sparkly!

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  1. Dear Heather
    I loved the card as well as the story behind it. Simple pleasures keep us going. I really love the sentiment too. Blessings to your family

  2. What a perfect card for a perfect daughter!