Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Amy Jo!

It's my friend Amy Jo's birthday today! I made her a little gift that I will show you below. Of course its not in her hands yet because I am waiting for the new PTI cream envelopes to be delivered, so I can tuck some inside. In a minute I will get to the project details but first I want to give a little shout out to my friend.
AJ and I met on the internet. Its so crazy. We were on a message board for kids due in August of 2000. We have been friends ever since. She is one of my best friends. I know I can call her no matter the time of day or night. I know she always has sensible advice and a shoulder to cry on. She is so fun and funny too. She does nice things for people all the time. When we met up in St. Louis, she drove my favorite Iowa ice cream specialty (A cherry bon bon sundae from Whitey's) all the way from LeClaire IA to St. Louis packed in dry ice. I devoured the thing upon arrival. Anyway I just want to say I love ya AmyJo and I hope you have an awesome birthday!

This is the box of cards that I made AJ. I got the box template from the talented Stampin' Gal Val. Its free and super easy to use. I made it with Mind's Eye papers that I got from Beverly at Precious scraps. The rest of the paper is PTI cardstock. The A is stamped from a set from MM. The other stamps are from PTI's borders and corners circle and Birds of a Feather.Here we have one of the single cards. Same materials as those above with the addition of some prima flowers and a PTI dark chocolate button.

This is what the insides look like. I lined them so she wouldn't have to go find a gel pen to write.

Last but not least, tied off with an ocean tides twill bow. I think this is my favorite card. Thanks for stopping by my long winded post!!


Melissa said...

Happy birthday to your friend...she definitely sounds like a great one! Your card set is so sweet, I love the colors!

Joan B said...

What a wonderful story and a beautiful gift for her!

Belinda said...

Lovely story -- she sounds like an awesome friend. Hope she has a great one! :) And what a lovely set for her!

AMYJO said...


peggysue said...

Now I have to look up LeClaire Iowa and see if I can stop at that ice cream shop on the way to visiting my son at his college some time! And those cards are so cute, I really need to get a move on for notecards for my SIL . . .someone make me do that this weekend!
Nice friendship, what a lovely treasure to have.

Aimes said...

Now that's a real friend for ya!
She's lucky to have you as a friend too though judging from this creation! This is lovely!