It’s always fun to make a card for someone and to think of them while making it.  I love that.  And the whole time I was coloring and making these two cards I had a particular sister in mind for each one.

This first card was for Arlene. Thinking back on it now, though, I probably should have made her dress blue.  She loves blue, and it loves her!

This second card is for Merle who is a gardener extraordinaire.

She belongs to her local Garden Club, and her home/garden was included in their tour a couple of years ago!!  It really is beautiful.  She is my sibling that was born right before me.  I always claim that she took so much green thumb that there wasn’t any left for me!  I am a disaster in the garden.  (Of course, that may have more to do with patience than the color of my thumb. heheh)

I used the Spellbinders Labels Nestabilities dies for the image panel, but it wasn’t quite as long as I wanted.  So the solution was to cut it in half, pull the bottom down and cover the area in between with some cardstock and lace.  It makes the entire panel appear longer.  Woohoo!

Had so much fun coloring these images while thinking of my sisters.  Sure do love ’em.

Happy Crafting!


Arlene’s Card:

Stamps: SU Little Friends

Papers: PTI Select White, Hibiscus Burst and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; Pearls; Nestabilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles; Paper Piercer and Template; Bow Easy

Merle’s Card:

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Garden Girls”; PTI “Birthday Basics”

Papers: PTI Select White and Blueberry Sky; My Mind’s Eye “Dolled Up” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Lace; Button; Nestabilities Large Labels and Small Labels Dies

13 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Sisters”

  1. They’re both lovely! I wish I had a sister to make a card for.

  2. Thoughtful and wonderful cards for your sisters! The images are precious and each is in tune to your siblings. I love the extended die cut trick, TFS!

  3. These are so beautiful; I’m sure your sisters will treasure them and you.

  4. Darling images and fabulously coloured! Lovely work on both cards.

  5. Love how you added the ribbon and sentiment on the first card and loved your little extension trick on the second! Great cards today.

  6. Awesome coloring on both!!

  7. Wow, these are beautiful. Your coloring is gorgeous. Love them both.

  8. Gorgeous cards, Susan! I love how you made the one image longer! That was brilliant!

  9. both are great cards, I just love the country feel to the second and what a great way on extending the die and covering it up, thanks for the tip….. now if I can just remember it 🙂

  10. These are just gorgeous Susan!

  11. Both of these are beautiful Susan. I like the little girls as that made me smile. Your garden girl is very elegant image, wonderful cards. I am sure they will both love them.

  12. These are beautiful, Susan! I love it when I can cater the card to the person too, makes it so fun! 🙂

  13. You may not have gotten the green thumb but you did get a lotta artistic talent, gf, especially coloring!!! Your cards are fabulous and I know your sisters will cherish them!!!!

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