May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Bar!

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!

I am SO excited to be a part of a Birthday Blog Hop for sweet Bar today!!!  I have the pleasure of being on the My Favorite Things Design Team (still can't believe that!) with Bar, and she is as sweet as she is talented!!  I am ALWAYS in awe of her perfectly executed creations!!

Did you make your way here from my sweet friend Christina's Blog?  If so, perfect!  If not, please head on over to the fabulous Tammy's Blog!  She is the mastermind of today's hop!!

For my card for Bar, I started with Pure Innocence Something Special Just For You from My Favorite Things.  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copic Markers.  I cut out and embossed her with Petite Oval Nestabilities and then added some crystal glitter to her crown and the bow on the package she is toting.  I also added a Swarovski Crystal to the buckle of each of her shoes.

I paper pieced her dress with the same paper I used on my card, Summer Days from Echo Park Papers and I added a border with the new Double Scallop Border Die-Namics.  I embossed the Berrylicious Cardstock panel with the Seeing Spots Embossing folder and added tons of machine stitching.  I used Razzle Berry Cardstock for the card base.  MFT cardstock is super sturdy (100 lb)...LOVE it!

I created a little tag with the Notched Tag Die-Namics.  The frame around it, from the Notched Tag Stamp Set, was stamped in Pink Passion and the sentiment, "HB Bar" was created with the Banner Day Alphabet.  I finished off the front with some saddle stitch ribbon, a big bow and two white brads.

For the inside, I stamped this sweetie again, this time in Cool Caribbean, and added another strip of the same Summer Days patterned paper.  I love this sentiment, "May every part of your birthday be happy" and I stamped it over the silhouette a bit.  Some more machine stitching completes the inside.

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:

Bar, I hope you have a WONDERFUL Birthday filled with love and laughter!
The next stop on Bar's Birthday Hop is at the amazing, fabulous, awesome Kim's Blog (and I am not just saying that cause she's my boss...grin!).

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Pure Innocence Something Special Just For You and Notched Tag from My Favorite Things
Paper:  X Press It Blending Card, Razzle Berry (MFT), Berrylicious (MFT), Summer Days (Echo Park Papers)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Passion (SU!) and Cool Caribbean (SU!)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Petite Oval Nestabilities, Swarovski Crytals, Raspberry Fizz Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Bow Easy, Crystal Fine Glitter, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, White Brads, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. OMG!!! I LOVE how you stamped my name on the card!!! How perfectly awesome!!! And I love this little cutie bringing me the birthday greeting!! Thank you, sweet Jodi, for helping to make my special day even more special!

  2. Wow very pretty.


  3. This is just SUCH a cool design! I LOVE how you personalized this just for Bar! Brilliant, Jodi!!! LOVE this!!!

  4. Goodness this is SO cute! The paper piecing, glitter, bling, embossing, personalized tag and all the details make this card absolutely amazing! Love it!

  5. This is soooo cute! Love the sparkle and love that little tag with Bar's name -- way cute! Fabulous design all the way around!

  6. Jodi, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the sweet image, the colours and all the extra stitching and's just gorgeous!


  7. TOOOO cute, Jodi! LOVE her paper pieced dress, and the way you personalized the tag!

  8. Jodi this is oh so cute! LOVE the paper and her pieced dress and your shading is amazing!!

  9. PERFECTION! Your coloring is amazing and your way of combining papers is the bomb! Have a great weekend!

  10. AWWW...over the top cuteness Jodi! I so need more PI images :) ! Fabbo card inside and out! Hugs ~S~

  11. SOOOOOO Super duper cute GF!!! LOVE this! Happy Friday!

  12. This is beyond sweet Jodi!! I love the little tag and paper pieced dress!

  13. Love how you paper pieced her little dress and the glittery crown- perfect!!! That dp is gorgeous too!

  14. Amazing job, loving the paper pieced dress.

  15. Super fabulous card Jodi!! I'd love to see a post sometime soon on how you go about "finishing" the inside of your card - like what thoughts go into figuring out how to design it, how you came to do this, etc.

    I think it would be a great teaching tool/blog post for a lot of us new-to-stamping people!

  16. This is so adorable and beautifully done, Jodi! Love the paper pieced dress!

    P.S. I did check out all the OCD stuff on your blog, too! Yes, that pic is a bit more! Still...he would look great in a burlap sack. Hee!

  17. This is absolutely adorable, Jodi! I love your PI gal's shimmery crown and your fun palette!! Your coloring is lovely also, and the stitching is a perfect finishing touch.

  18. Super cute! I love the addition of the notched tag!


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