It's tough to say where all the patterns came from. Most are MME's The Sweetest Thing- Tangerine. However, there is a bit of scraps from here and there including the solid cardstock which are pieces from the scrap pile. It feels good to use these scraps- so efficient. However, with all the paper in the Scrapbox, I sometimes wonder if I could afford to let a scrap or 1,000 go. Oh well, no sense changing who I am now.
The chipboard elements (border on the left and the buttons) came from MME's The Sweetest Thing- Lavender collection. One of the ladies at work was taken aback by the "60" on one of the chipboard buttons. Then I pointed out how each button has a different number, the theme??, get it??? O.K., I'm weird I know. We've established this before (remember the sage bush flower incident mentioned above?). Moving on... the swirls were cut using my Floral Flourish dies and the frame for the "of you" portion of the sentiment was cut from my Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents Framelits. The oval was cut using my Creative Memories oval cutters.
Essentials Pack to pierce the shape into the cream cardstock and fussy cut the shape following the piercing. The patterned paper creates a ribbon like effect and it just seemed like some pearls would add to the feel.
What do you think? Great card for a milestone birthday? She loved it and was very touched. Not nearly as touched as I feel when I think about my friend who I hope will stay close long after the work is over.
Happy Birthday, Jan! I love you!
ETA: I entered this card in the Ready-Made Embellishment Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. There's still a few weeks to come join the fun. The challenge closes on October 21st. I also entered this card in Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge: Say It With Stamps. There's still a little time to join the fun.