Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Cousin Helen!

Today is Cousin Helen's birthday and I needed a card that was relatively flat to mail and not too "fussy, frilly or cute".  Helen is a Stampin' Up demonstrator in England and one of the top 20 demonstrators there!  Her blog is full of lovely cards and ideas and even a special "Caturday" post every Saturday - check it out.  I knew I had to use a SU image on her card and I think I remember Fifth Avenue Floral was one of her favourites. 

The layout is CPS 264 - this is the first time I've done one of their sketches and I really must do more.  I stamped the flower in SU Marina Mist and the cardstock is also SU Marina Mist with some Early Espresso.  The designer paper from MME Lost & Found pad.  I used my new By The Letters die-namic for the letters and loved the way Karen overlapped hers on this card so I did the same!

I'd love to post a photo of Cousin Helen and me from my recent trip there, but we didn't take one, so instead I'll post a photo of something else I love about England - the countryside - and no, I didn't climb to the top of this! :)

Happy Birthday Helen!



Positivity Tips said...

Wow, such a beautiful photo!! Country side you say?

Helen said...

Lovely card, thank you! Yes, I peeked. By the way, I am so NOT in the top 20 demonstrators you know - that was the other year, everyone just got better and better while I stayed the same!

Dana White said...

This is lovely - and the photo is stunning the green lush rolling hills are beautiful