It is my sister’s birthday today – Happy Birthday Gail! This is the card I made with an extra gift attached. The flower centre is actually a decorated hair band. I was going to make it a brooch but after a discussion with my husband we decided she isn’t a brooch person so I made it a hair band instead. The brooch was made using the Big Shot and the Circles #2 die (p153 IB&C) with an Antique Brad in the centre (p139 IB&C). I got the idea when I saw some beautiful handmade brooches made by Kelly Hanson. Here is a closer look at it:
I used the stamp set Friends Never Fade (p71 IB&C) and the Love Letter Designer Series Paper (p125 IB&C). This paper will retire at end of 31 August! The sentiment is from On Your Birthday (p102 IB&C). I wanted to make sure that when the hair band was removed from the card that the card would still look at a nice card and not like something was missing from it so the hair band was only attached by a clip (p139 IB&C). Here is the card without the hair band attached:
Now the card was way too thick for an envelope so I made a box for it:
I hope she likes it!