Happy Birthday Down Under

Today is Carol’s birthday, except of course it’s tomorrow when I’m writing this, but it’s yesterday in Australia.  Thank goodness for Google or I would be entirely lost – I rely on my time widgets to keep me organized.  I’m going to break one of my rules and show you her card.  I don’t think she’s gotten it yet, because I sent it a little late and the Australian Postal Gorillas will likely decide to throw it on the ground and STOMP on it for a few extra days, and oh yeah because I forgot to calculate an extra day because it’s tomorrow there…ok, I’ll stop.

Now, I need to warn you that this card is  made with a lot of retired Stampin’ Up! product.  If it drives you crazy to see retired things that you can’t get, then go look at another post:

Happy Birthday Carol

  • So Happy for You (SAB) and the wheel that coordinated with Carte Postal
  • Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock – Current!
  • Pink Pirouette and Rose Red Classic ink pads – Current!
  • Eyelet border punch – Current!
  • Rose Red seam binding – Current!
  • Pearl jewels – Current!
  • Those cute little felt flowers, who knows what they were called, but I bought this batch on the Clearance Rack

The ruffled ribbon is made by laying down a length of Sticky Strip and folding the ribbon into little pleats and sticking it down as you fold.

As difficult as it is to be so far from my daughter, I know she is exactly where she belongs, and she is very happy.  I talk with her face to face as often as we can manage thanks to Skype.  What more could a mother ask?  Happy birthday, sweetie.

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Down Under

  1. I’m glad to see that someone else enjoys their retired Stampin’ Up! stamps too. I think it’s a shame to let them sit and not use them. And that time difference keeps me constantly confused! Half the time I don’t know what time it is in my time zone, much less in Australia! I keep missing the cutoff on challenges! I’m sure Carol will enjoy her card for real and in cyberspace.


    • Carol’s package arrived on Monday and she sent me an email from work saying she couldn’t wait to get home and open it. She actually got 3 cards, one from me, one from her brother, and one from her dad (fortunately, they know where to look for cards!). She liked them all, but she definitely liked the one I made just for her – and that’s why we make cards, isn’t it?

      Thanks for your comment.


    • Ah, Danielle, you have an excellent memory! Sweet Pea…and there was paper, too, wasn’t there?

      Thanks for your comment, and I’m glad you like this card!


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