Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Kellie!

K is for KELLIE! Today is Kellie Fortin's Birthday! JustRite Designers are throwing a blog hop filled with birthday wishes along with some creative goodness to share! Hop on over to the JustRite BLOG or Kellie's BLOG and leave her some birthday love! I covered the "K" with gorgeous paper from K&Company's Spring Blossom Paper pad. This is a picture of the kit Sharon Johnson, owner of The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store has put together. I love the fact that Sharon has coordinated all the needed ribbons and embellishments in one kit, easier for me and removes the guesswork! Yes, I LOVE that! I used a few of the sentiments from JustRite's Elegant Frames Set! This is a CLING set and features 11 stamps. The framing for the sentiments are lovely, no?
Closeup of the largest sentiment and shows the wonderful twill ribbon, the same twill as the flower embellishment. The flower is created by running a stitch along the ribbon edge, pulling tightly to gather. The orange twill is then tacked in a circular fashion to resemble a flower, the yellow twill is handled the same except not near as much ribbon is utilized and the green is stitched into a bud. All twill layers are stacked and stitched together as shown, then glued onto the decor "K" piece.
I positioned a few sentiments on the "K" in light ink colors to blend in with the paper. Can you find all of them? This is such fun and adds another special touch to the decor piece. I painted the back and edges with white acrylic, adhered the paper with scortape, then sanded the edges. I then went back and painted the edges again for a more finished look!
Happy Birthday to You, my friend! Wishing you happiness Today, Tomorrow and Always!
Thank YOU for stopping by today! Remember to wish Kellie a Happy Birthday and visit the following designer's blogs to check all the birthday love & goodness! Angela Barkhouse
Kazan Clark
Sharon Harnist STAMPS: Elegant Frames (JustRite)
INK: Tim Holtz Distress Shabby Shutters, & Tattered Rose Distress (Joan's Gardens)
PAPER: Stampers Select White (PapertreyINK), K&COMPANY Spring Blossom (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store)
OTHER: Letter (Michaels), White Acrylic Paint & Brush (WalMart), Sanding Blocks, Twill & Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Misc buttons, ScorTape, Aleenes Glue, Spellbinders Labels Six #3, Tiny Twinkle Gems (Taylored Expressions)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! what a neat concept for a greeting. I love the color of the flower and the greeting is the 'icing'...so very clever.
Hugs,
Jeanielou in PA

Angela said...

Barb - this is so cute!! It is so Springy looking. Very nice decorative gift

stephanie said...

Beautiful project,love the papers in conjunction with the JR stamps.

Kazan Clark said...

Eeeaakkk!!! I want this! My name also starts with K. Do you think Kellie would mind if we regift?? She can have it now and pass it along in November. Sounds like a plan.
Love it
Hugs

Michele said...

This is beautiful Barb! I love the great big K and the gorgeous papers and sentiment!

Amy said...

"K" will have to stand for kute too! Such a sweet birthday card for Kellie! Always love your creative projects.

Rita said...

Barb, this is over the top, so full of spring and very inspiring!
thanks.

Rita said...

I just think this is over the top, very spingy and definetly something I will case.
thanks Barb.

Sheri said...

These colors are so dreamy! I love the unique idea instead of the usual card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Thank you, I loved the initial "K". What a beautiful way to decorate it!

PatS said...

Beautiful idea. I must "scam" your idea for my daughter, Katie. Your color and papers are yummy.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh Barb this looks AMAZING!!! What an awesome idea!! :)

Kellie Fortin said...

Barb -- you are always so very clever!! It is pretty than a bouquet of flowers and best of all it will last forever!! Thank you so much for making my day a special one!! Not sure that I like Kazan's idea of sharing it though??

marilynwillauer said...

Great idea for a birthday greeting!!! Happy Birthday Kellie, I love your stuff, along with Barbs ribbon flowers, there the BEST!!!! And the kits from The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store are always sooo tempting!!!

kathy s said...

what a pretty K- I could do with one of those- Happy Birthday Kellie-hope you like your K

Luv 2 Create said...

Barb,
What a gorgeous project. Love the K & Co. paper that you used. And your ribbon is gorgeous too.
Marcie

Kathy Martin said...

Great project! I love it!

Conniecrafter said...

that is too cute!!!

terrygray4868 said...

Very nice...a great birthday gift. My grand daughter's birthday is coming up so I will keep this in mind for her room. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.