Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Back to Stamping with a Birthday Card

It seems that my time to stamp is in short supply theses days with the kid's schedules and my volunteer activities. Today is my sister's birthday so I HAD TO STAMP. (m m must st st stamp!)

I made this card and just had a quick moment to post. My big sister lives in Washington state on a fairly large piece of property and I swear her garden is at least an acre. She preserves and makes jam from the fruits and vegetables she grows. In the early fall she usually calls laughing about how many tomatoes or zucchini she has in her kitchen ( sometimes she posts a picture on facebook) or how exacting it can be to get the sweetness of a jam just right. 

I thought this beautiful paper with the preserves was just fitting for her card. I wanted a very country kitchen look and added some checks with a little lace perhaps suggesting a country curtain. Of course a little flower and ribbon to top it off. 

I really, really wish I could be with my sister on her birthday for a little cake, a little wine, LOTS of laughter and maybe a little home made jam.

Stamps - Afterthoughts, Because I Care
Ink - early espresso, cherry cobbler, so saffron
Paper - Webster's Pages Spring Market, cherry cobbler, early espresso, very vanilla card stock
Accessories - vintage trinkets, paper daisies, linen thread, red button, cherry cobbler seam binding, victoria lace trim, corner rounder, 3/4", 1" and 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, sticky strip, 


  1. Love, love this card. It does remind me of a country kitchen. Great sketch. Blessings, Diane

  2. Tara, I don't know how you do it but your cards are gorgeous EVERY time! This is the perfect "country" card! The patterns, the textures...the AMAZING details! Wow! You really went all out for this one! I'm sure your sister will love it! :) Hugs!

    PS: I saw your current "read" on your sidebar...haw are you enjoying it? I was thinking about downloading it to my eReader but wanted a second opinion?

  3. Cutest card EVER! Love everything about it!
    thanks for sharing.

  4. Tara, this is gorgeous! It's reminiscent of a country kitchen, a very elegant country kitchen. Your sis will adore it!

  5. Love the country look - makes me long for a summer picnic!

  6. Tara, this is absolutely stunning! This paper was perfect for the country kitchen look. Very creative!

  7. I love the Afterthoughts stamp set and ADORE how you've paired it with the country look here. Love it! TFS.