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Sunspiration: DIY Feminine birthday card

Another birthday, another DIY rubber-stamp art project!

The anniversary of my mother’s birthday approaches and it was with great pride that I created this cute card.

IMG_2834Would you like the specs in creating this hand-crafted card?

Feel free to duplicate mine or to use for inspiration in creating your own one-of-a-kind card. Here’s what I used:

  • Rubber-stamps: Strawberry Birthday set048 (largest stamp in set is3⅛”h x 3⅜”w)
  • White and red card stock
  • Pre-cut ivory greeting card (5″w x7″h) and envelope
  • Brilliance galaxy gold pigment ink pad for basket of berries and single berry stamps
  • Ranger Ancient Gold princess gold embossing powder for basket of berries and single berry stamped image
  • ColorBox black pigment ink pad for little girl stamp
  • MemoriesTM cherry red acid-free ink pad for birthday phrase on front
  • Prismacolor pencils

First stamp and use embossing powder on the berry images,  and then stamp the little girl image on white card stock. Use color pencils on artwork. Carefully, tear around the basket of berries image and glue to red card stock. I left about a 1/4” boarder of red card stock visible. Next, cut around the little girl and single berry image. Now, you are ready to glue all three pieces directly to the pre-cut greeting card and then stamp the birthday phrase for the finishing touch.

Inside the card, write your own personal message. My lack of imagination was sparse when I came up with these simple words:

Mom….

You’re the sweetest pick in the bunch!

Happy Birthday!

I learned that my mother is a Wednesday child full of woe, and I thought how fitting. She  has known many hardships in her lifetime, but her resilient, scrappy nature keeps her head high with determination to overcome adversities. In my eye, she is a real self-motivating and resourceful woman. She is meek in spirit and loves the Lord, but certainly is not weak. I admire and love her dearly.

My Mom CollageThe woman to be admired and praised
    is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
    Festoon her life with praises!
Read the entire message from the Bible, here.

I dedicate this song to my Mother because I see the letter S under her vest cause she’s Superwoman!

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.

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