Friday, 21 April 2017

Birthday Blossoms Lily of the Valley to Celebrate May Birthdays

Hi Everyone
The birthday flower for the month of May is Lily of the Valley, a delicate white flower with broad leaves and a very distinctive scent. Despite it's popularity in gardens and flower arrangements they are not very common in crafting, however, I did find a lovely stamp and die set which I have used for two of the cards.
We are giving away one of these stamp and die sets this week, to be in with a chance to win all you have to do is comment on this post telling me which of the three cards you like best and why. Good Luck!


Hand made stamped and die cut  lily of the valley birthday card

I used traditional colors for this first card, leaving the flowers white.  Stamping onto white card means you don't have to try and color the flowers just add a little shading.

I went for a tent fold base which is cut from white card measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm, layered with green card and green paper from a marble effect paper pad. I die cut a tag shape from white card and stamped the flower in black ink then colored the leaves, stems, ground and the tiny little ladybird. I die cut a bigger tag shape from green card and then hand trimmed it to make a smaller border around the white tag.

The greeting is stamped in white on to the same green card and both the tag and the greeting are attached with foam pads to give a bit of dimension. Some white adhesive pearl swirls and an organza bow finish it off.

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The next card uses the same stamp but this time I cut the flowers out with the matching die. Although lily of the valley is mainly a white flower there are some pink varieties which made for a nice change to the color scheme. The rest of the card is very simple with the greeting stamped inside the card and visible through an acetate window.



I used a 6 x 6 inch white blank card for the base and die cut a square shape from the middle of it. I cut a piece of pink card slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut a slightly bigger square from the center of that. I cut a piece of acetate a bit bigger than the aperture in the pink card and sandwiched this between the pink card and the base to create the window.

The flowers are stamped in black on white card, colored with marker pens, die cut with the matching die and attached to the card front as shown with adhesive foam pads.

The greeting is stamped inside the card in black ink and some green adhesive crystals finish it off.

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To add a bit of variety I wanted to make a card that didn't use the Lily of the Valley stamp and die set. Luckily my daughter was home from university for the Easter holidays so she put her quilling skills into action and made this beautiful flower for me. The rabbit dies were still on my desk from making an Easter card, they are so cute I couldn't resist including them again.

Hand made birthday card with quilled lily of the valley and die cut rabbits


I used a tent fold base again cut to 14.5cm x 10.5cm. I cut a slightly smaller piece of pale blue card and inked the top area with white ink to create some 'clouds' in the sky. I die cut two strips of grass from green card and attached this to the bottom of the blue card. I cut three bunny rabbits from white card, colored them with marker pens and positioned them in the grass. My daughter used green and white quilling strips to make the flower and a silver Happy Birthday peel off adds the greeting.

Thank you for visiting, hope you like the cards, I look forward to your comments and to announcing the winner of our giveaway next week.
Debbie x

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23 comments:

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    1. Thanks Paula, your name will be entered into the draw for our giveaway prize :)

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  2. The white & green card is my favourite... so elegant.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Cee your name will go into the draw to win the stamp and die set :)

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  3. The first one is so elegant and simple, love it!

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    1. Thanks Safina, I like this one as it uses the traditional colors for Lily of the Valley :)

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  4. I like them all but I guess first one would be my favorite

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    1. It looks as though a lot of people have this as their favorite, thanks for your vote, your name is in the draw, I wish you luck!

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  5. I like them all but if i have to pick one it's the first one.

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    1. Thanks Kathy, that certainly seems to be the most popular so far, thanks for your vote, your name will be in the draw :)

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  6. I love the first one card with tag.Its beautifully made with lovely background & perls.Its just amazing!!!

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  7. Thank you for your lovely comments Shilpa, I love those pearls too, we just got them in stock recently and I'm sure I'm going to be using them a lot :)

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  8. The green card is my favourite my birthday is in May love the colours and pearls very elegant card
    Love Margaret x

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    1. Thank you Margaret you are very kind, your name will be in the draw on Friday don't forget to check here for the winner!

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  9. The first two cards look lovely, however I love the 2nd card a little more. The Pink looks so pretty . Regards Zarine

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    1. Thank you Zarine the pink is a lovely fresh color :)

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  10. I love your cards! The third one really caught my eye as I would have never thought to make the lily of the valley flowers like that. So very creative!

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    1. Hi Linda W. Thank you for your comment, I have to be honest and say my daughter made the quilled flower - she's very good at it :)

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    2. HI Linda we have just drawn the winner of this months give-away and it was you!! Please email me at debbie.wild@wildwarehouse.com to let me know where to send your prize. Congratulations :))

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  11. I love the first card. You did an amazing job on the leaves. The marbled cardstock creates the perfect effect, too.

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    1. Hi Kaylyn thank you for your kind comments :) I love the marbled paper too, it's so neutral you can use it with anything!

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  12. Wow, they are gorgeous and how lovely to see the beautiful quilled one too. brilliant. Jill

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    1. Hi Jill Thank you for your kind comments, the quilled one has been very popular.

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