Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Jan!

Happy Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends.  It's Jan's Birthday today!
Today is my best friend Jan's birthday - and it's an extra special birthday at that.  She is turning 60 years young today!  (If you are reading this Jan - Head out to your mailbox and you will find your birthday bag hanging on your mailbox ........ Happy Birthday OLD FRIEND!)
I didn't make Jan a card - however, I did make her a tag that hung from the bag that I stuffed all my birthday goodies into.
 I know that Jan's favorite color is RED - so I started out with a bright red bag!
The birthday tag hung perfectly from one side of Jan's birthday bag.
On the inside I created two extra special gifts for Jan.  I can't take ANY of the credit for the gifts that I made for Jan ....... they were both created by Dawn Griffin at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts (
 The first gift was a fun little 6x6 notecard purse holder that Dawn created a couple weeks ago.  She did an amazing video on this project - which made it super duper easy to create.  (LOVE Dawn's video Library)
I purchased the new Stampin' UP! Designer Rosette die that is in the Mini catalog and the rosette's for this project come together in a snap using that die.
The inside of the purse holder has four little notecards tucked inside .....
 I used the "A Word for You" stamp set from Stampin' UP! for each of my notecards.
 I even decorated the barrel of a RSVP Pen to help coordinate Jan's entire gift.
Dawn also shared on her blog how to create a super duper fun bookmark.  AWESOME AWESOME PROJECT and with the help of some ribbon and diecut/punches this bookmark came together in a snap.
 I used the Designer Rosette die again to add a pretty rosette to my bookmark.
Here is how the bookmark comes apart.  All you need to do is release the button and the ribbon is released from the scallop closure and you are then able to reposition your bookmark location.
I just love how I was able to coordinate all the pieces to this fabulous birthday gift for Jan and seriously think she is going to love love love her gifts.
I managed to adhere a special little scallop birthday message to the inside cover of Jan's journal book before I wrapped it all up.
Sure hope Jan loves her birthday gift - It was created with lots of love and without a doubt - Is the perfect color for Jan and her new studio.  Happy Birthday Friend!

I'll be back tomorrow to share some cards that I've received - Hope you can come back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!


  1. I DO love my birthday gifts!!! They are super cute and very special to me. THANKS girlfriend!!!

  2. I want another birthday! Beautiful work. I hadn't seen these on Dawn's site so thanks for sharing! Hugs, M