Sunday, December 16, 2012

For Someone Special

Hello my friends. I hope you are all having a great weekend. Today’s card is a very special one. Kathya’s birthday was back in November 18th and I knew it was going to be difficult to create a card for her, not because she is a difficult person, but because I wanted to express everything I feel for her with a card. I wanted to be something special. She has been right next to me through so many great and no so great moments. She has laughed with me in my happiest moments and she has cried with me when I have been sad and confused. She always knows what to say or when I just need someone to listen. She makes me laugh really hard, we just have to be together, even on the phone, and it is like magic, we laugh! I love when she gets mad at me for no reason, because I know it is because she cares so much about me…  

What can you do for someone like that? What can you do for one of the most special persons in your life? I started thinking what to do and then, I saw a card Dena created for one of her friends, I used it as inspiration. Well, let me just tell you, I started the card about five times, different papers, different colors, different images…OMG, it was really difficult.

And here it is, for you my friend, my soul sister, I hope you had the most incredible birthday ever. Thanks for being my friend, for being part of my life, for always being there for me. I love you dearly!!
Warning: I included a lot of pictures, so you can see all the details.

Front View:

 View from the top:

Inside view from the top:
Details of the 'cake': 
 Inside View:

View from the back:

Card details:
 My card ingredients:
Image: Tilda with birthday present
 Markers: Copics
Papers: Michele R Designs
Flowers: Wild Orchids Crafts
 Punch: Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly
Sentiment: Bizzy Becks Digis
The ribbon, metal charm and pearls are from my stash

One last look at the card:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorgeous – #162 For someone special
Really Reasonable Ribbon – #62 Anything goes & ribbon
Papercrafts Junkies – #6 Bingo Board (Ribbons/Pearls/Pink)
Polka Doodles – #50 Birthday at Christmas/Young Adult
Simon Says Stamps – What’s your favorite? (Stamps and Copics)
Cute Card Thursday – So Charming!
In the Pink - #10 Pink and Pearlie!
Flutterby Wednesday – Anything goes (must have a butterfly or fairy)
Stamp n doodle – Something un-usual
Cards & More - #71 Pearls

Hugs and blessings!


  1. What a precious gift for your dear friend Ivonne - I am sure she will treasure this beautiful keepsake.

    Thank you for joining us at ITP - I hope we will see you again next Year!

    Have a very happy Christmas - Sylvia x

  2. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our challenges at our Papercraftjunkies Challenge Blog.
    Tracey x

  3. I have a friend like yours too, we just cherish them! Your gift card is amazing. Gorgeous papers and coloring of Tilda. Very beautiful and your friend will love it.
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Absolutely beautiful. I have the same Tilda stamp and have colored it bright colors, but I just love the pastels. Great job!

  5. OH my this is what a fabulous project. Coloured perfectly and your added details and design is fantastic...thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week

  6. This is just gorgeous, I love the cake and candles, I've been meaning to make one of these for ages thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs julie P

  7. Gorgeous!!!
    So beautiful gift-
    LOVE it
    Hugs Tamara

  8. Morning sweetie this is just so gorgeous, hugs Pops x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous & such an original design. X

  10. This is stunning! I lurrrrve it.
    Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  11. This is beautiful, fabulous gift card, beautifully designed and colouring. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Suzi x

  12. Wow this box card is fantastic i love all about it. It's very riche of details and the colouration of the stamp is super beatiful.

  13. Wowww Yvonne:)) What a stunning creation:) Love it:))
    Gorgeous image and butterflies, wonderful cake and little candles:)
    Big hug,

  14. Stunning I bet she loved it Thanks for sharing with us at CCT.x

  15. Ivonne, this is stunningly gorgeous. I'm sure Kathya will be delighted with it. I am late with most of my birthday cards--I am glad to see that I am not the only one who's late...LOL. Love the soft colours. Beautiful colouring of this adorable Tilda. The shabby chic look looks wonderful. Cake card is still on my to-do list. Terrific job you did in putting this card together. I love it!

  16. Wow! What a stunning creation Ivonne, love it!
    Beautiful colours and embellishments and such a cute image!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  17. You did a fabulous job putting this all together! How surprised she's going to be to receive such an unusual gift created with love!

    Thanks for playing along @ Stamp N Doodle!

  18. Oh Ivonne! You outdid yourself girl. This is so beautiful. The little cake and the candles----sooooo sweet! I'd say you did a wonderful job of putting your heart and soul in to this card. Your love for Kathya shows. :-) Hugs!

  19. This is so adorable, dear Ivonne! Just thought about this kind of cake-card around 2 weeks ago and so I'm really happy to see one now in this time of the year :) Really enjoy looking at it and how many details you've created all around! So glad you've joined us with this stunning creation at our Cards Und More Challenge. Hope to see you back for the next Challenge... it would be such a pleasure! There's just one thing to keep in mind... we have the rule of participating a max. of 5 Challenges with the project you are participating at CUM. Pls. be aware of that next time as for sure I really wish you winning the prise, and for that your project has to fit all rules. Hope to see you back with another stunning creation :D

  20. omg - it's stunning. i can't begin to imagine how long it took to make, a real beauty x

  21. This creation is fabulous Ivonne... your colouring of the image is so delicate, and I really love all the details you've added. I'm sure your friend will love it!

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink.. hope to see you again soon!

    Happy Christmas
    Christine x

  22. Such a beautiful gift idea, love your colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  23. This is so precious. Love the way you've made that pop up card with small candles to go. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous and your soul sister is gonna love it. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for another challenge. PS: Have you seen our DT call?? I really hope you'd give it a go:=) Bettina xx

  24. This is beautiful..and what a perfect gift!
    Thank you for joining us at RRR!

  25. Ivonne stunning creation, super great job!

  26. This is stunning . Such a beautiful creation and attention to detail . Thank you for joining us over at PCJ Designs and good luck in the challenge .
    Hugs Caroline xx

  27. Gorgeous and elegant cake card. Thanks for sharing :o)

  28. A fabulous project, beautifully done and very creative. Thanks for joining us at PapercraftJunkies and good luck x

  29. Your card is soooo soooo gorgeous - breathtaking beautiful! I cannot find words for it!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cards and More :)

    Merry Christmas