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Birthday card for Mom February 24, 2009

My Moms birthday is March 6th.  She is a BUTTERFLY LOVER.  So, naturally, I try give her cards with butterflies on them. 

I always cave in and make the last minute magazine purchase while standing at the grocery store check out.  I try to keep my back turned to the candy (Ethan does his share of trying to grab every candy bar displayed). 

I have no weddings coming up, but I had to purchase  Martha Stewarts 2009 Winter Wedding Magazine because of the cover.  This is where I found my inspiration for my Moms card. 









Every butterfly was stamped, cut out, heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, and attached to the card with Mini Glue Dots so I could pinch up the wings.  It had to be a rather large card base (6″ square) so I could get all of the butterflies to fit.

Hopefully she doesn’t stop by and take a sneak peek at her card!  I do thank you for stopping by though:)  Have a wonderful day!


STAMPS:  Flight of the Butterfly and Bitty Birthday Stamp Sets.

CARDSTOCK:  Whisper White.

INKS:  Versamark Pad; SU! Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Ballet Blue, Pacific Point, and Night of Navy.

ACCESSORIES:  3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Clear Emboss Powder; Heat Tool; Mini Glue Dots.


52 Responses to “Birthday card for Mom”

  1. WOWSERS, that is amazing!!!!! I am sure she is going to just love it!

  2. Beautiful card…. me and your mom share the same birth date.

    Happy Birthday to your mom!


  3. Lori K. Says:

    That is absolutely incredible! What a lot of love and hard work, it is gorgeous!

  4. Christyne Says:

    This is such an AWESOME card! Your mom will love it!

  5. Claudia Rosa Says:

    iam a subscriber to your site and a reader – iam bad with leaving comments 🙂 but i must tell you this card is AMAZING!!! omg.. how pretty and wonderful are those colors??? i am going to case you on that idea!!! loooove it!

  6. Charlene Says:

    Wow! I feel a major case coming on. Your mom is sure to be blessed and amazed. A true labor of love.

  7. susan Says:

    The card is amazing…. I am assuming you are not going to put it in an envelope….

  8. Jeanne Says:

    Hello! I, too, subscribe to and read your blog, but am very bad about leaving comments. Like a previous poster, I HAD to comment on this card! It’s amazing! I love butterflies as well and am just stunned by the gorgeousness of this card. Your mom is truly blessed. I’m sure she will love this card.

    Thank you so much for always inspiring, even if some people like me, don’t comment like we should.

  9. Bonnie W Says:

    From another who very seldom takes the time to post — Beautiful card! But my wrist is feeling cramped just thinking about all the cutting. My mom is no longer with us, but my aunt would reallly love it!

  10. Terri Z. from Dillsburg Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve see the magazine, have it in fact right here on the dining room table…my oldest is getting married in May so I’ve seen ALL the magazines!! I fell in love with the cover and now with the card you made. Thanks so much for doing what I don’t even realize I am longing to do!! I may take a shot at it myself, my own variation of course!
    Enjoy the day~

  11. Laurel Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. This is just lovely! The rainbow look really is popping up everywhere. Beautiful card!

  13. Allison F Says:

    This is gorgeous. I love how you incorporated the different patterns and shades of the same colour.

  14. Cindy Major Says:

    That is one gorgeous card you made! The colors look amazing against the white base. Your mother is going to be so thrilled, especially since she loves butterflies so much!

    I have to say when I saw your card, it looked very familiar. Good thing you shared where you had found your inspiration or it would have bugged me the whole day!

    I think this could look incredible on a scrapbook page, also…

    Cindy 🙂

  15. Conniecrafter Says:

    Oh wow that is so pretty, love the rainbow of colors 🙂

  16. Estivalia Says:

    I had seen other adaptations of that magazine cover… but yours is the best! It is truly stunning : )

  17. Terry Says:

    Warning – all capitals!!! Adult content……
    STRIKING, LOVERLY, AIRY….etc.etc.etc.
    My senior brain just stopped………
    Thank you.

  18. Amy Johnson Says:

    Wow! This is one of the most amazing cards I have ever seen. I can only imagine how long it took you to create! Its fabulous!

  19. Bernie Henrich Says:

    This is not only a work of art, but a wonderful work of HEART!!!

    Your mom’s gonna cry you know….

    Joyful blessings,

  20. 2stampis2b Says:

    Wowee! This is gorgeous! Your mom is so lucky!

  21. Michelle Says:

    What a gorgeous & color card – I love it!

  22. tobi Says:

    i did one of those “other adaptations of the cover” and i have to say i love yours! i would never have cut out all those butterflies by hand, but it’s clearly worth the effort. lovely card.


  23. Melissa Says:

    This is beautiful. What a work of love for your mom. 🙂

  24. Regina Says:

    omg this is beyond stunning….wowzer girl….hugs

  25. diane Says:

    Oh, my, that is GORGEOUS!!! And I”m sure she will LOVE it! What a lot of WORK, too! Mom will know she is VERY special….what a beautiful card. . . you are awesome! =)

  26. Anya Says:

    Wow. That is just fantastic. What a gorgeous card.

  27. Cori S Says:

    What a gorgeous card! This particular magazine cover seems to be bring a LOT of inspiration all over the crafting world! lol

  28. Julie Says:

    That is a totally amazing card. Your mama is sure to love it!

  29. Terri E. Says:

    Stunning! This card is too much fun.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  30. Beautiful card and I share my birthday with your mum. Bee

  31. Sue Duffy Says:

    Lovely and amazing! TFS

  32. Susan from Colorado Says:

    Now this card pops! I have been looking at this butterfly set and your card has made it a number 1 to order. Thanks for sharing. It is stunning!

  33. Mel Goodview Says:


  34. Heather P. Says:

    Oh WOW, this card is absolutely amazing!

  35. KAT Says:

    Your Mom will just love this card! It’s so bright and cheerful! This would also make a great card for someone that is in need of an uplifting…. TFS!

  36. Carol R Says:

    Your card is beautiful and your mother will love it. Even though she may stop by to peek, I’m sure she will hardly be able to contain herself until the card is in her hands.

  37. Lauraline Says:

    This is an amazing card! I love it!

  38. Charmaine Says:

    Holy smokes! Gorgeous card!


  39. Lynnette Says:

    You did a wonderful job. It is beautiful!

  40. Sue Symens Says:

    Wow!! I am impressed. Beautiful!

  41. Bev Rousch Says:

    Bravo GF! This is spectacular! Hugs!

  42. Mekel Says:

    Absolutley Gorgeous! Martha would be impressed!
    I personally am totally impressed! Great job!
    I am sure it took you a lot of time…your Mom will love it!

  43. Stephanie P Says:

    Amazing! Your card is lovely and your mom should adore it!

  44. Kari V. Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this card! One of my all time favorites for sure!!! Happy Birthday to your mom!!!

  45. jenn Says:

    MJ, I just Laughed. Out. Loud! I bought that SAME mag for the same reason! It’s GORGEOUS!

  46. Brandi Says:

    Holy cow!! This card ROCKS! I bet it’s even better IRL. You amaze me Mary-Jo. TFS”


  47. Amy Says:

    Wow! That is beautiful and fun. Your mom will be honored.

  48. I gave you a smile award today on my blog for this card! You don’t have to do anything, just enjoy!

  49. julia rae Says:

    its really cool i all readdy started to make it for my mom but i ran into a few bumps i didn’t have any butterfly stamps so i ised flowers

  50. michelle Says:

    Holy crap – I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I follow several SU sites – but yours is in a league all its own. Amazing!

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