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Friday, March 11, 2011

Red Hatters Blog Hop Starts at 8 a.m.

Welcome hoppers! You should be hopping here from Lindsey at LA Georgia Paperie. If you have lost your way or want to go to the beginning of the hop then you need to go see Dusti at Scrappin with Cricut.

For my project I made a Birthday card. I am sorry for the poor image as I had to use my camera and I need a new one but I couldn’t get a good scan of it. In the photo it doesn’t really look it but the image is on silver foil and the scanner light just reflected in it so I couldn’t get a good image. The lettering on the outside is also silver. I know I put  “Reflections on Aging” but I didn’t mean that kind of reflection…LOL.

I wanted to open it slightly so you can see the hidden image. 

Inside: Not the tags in the envelope on each side.

With the tags up so you can see the hat and dress.
I was hoping you could read the inside but to save you the strain of trying to see it I will type it out.

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised. *

So my dear friend, why not practice with me?
We shall both wear purple with our red hats
And practice doing these things that don’t suit us.
Because growing old does not mean growing obsolete.
With age comes a wisdom the young will never know.

Happy Birthday!

(*The top paragraph was taken from the poem Warning by Jenny Joseph)

Copics YR00 (on women), R27 (on hats and rose), G09 (on rose)
Prismacolor Penciles (on women and her gloves, dress)
Stickles (used on woman’s lips, hats and dress)
Zig Painty Metallic Gold (used on frame)
Zig Painty Matallic Silver (Letters on the outside of card)
George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge (lettering on outside of card)
Judi Kins Gold Embossing Powder (used on frame)
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (used on frame)
Mulbury Tissue (used for flower on hat)
Cardstock from my stash
Velum from my stash (Envelopes to hold tags)
Foil from my stash (behind women)
My SVG of the Coin Envelope
SVG tag
Sizzix Embossing Envelope
Clip Art (Dress on tag)
Buttons (on envelope)
Jolee’s by You (Gloves on envelope)
Hampion Art Stamp (woman on front and hat)
Stamp of Rose from my stash
SVG of  Oval Frame is from SVGCuts
Sticker from my stash (the gold lines inside of the card)
Pearls from my stash (on envelope)
Ribbon from my stash (on tags)
Eyelets (on tags)
Velcro Closure (for card)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and if you would like your own red hat I had made a SVG for you so be sure to download it before you hop away. I also have some candy ready to be sent out to one lucky winner.
Just be a follower and leave me a comment. One comment per person to keep it fair. Please be sure to leave your email in your comment if it is not on your profile. I will only wait three days, as stated at the top of my blog, for you to make contact with me so if you don't leave me your email then check back within three days to see if you are the winner. The winner will be picked by on Monday.

Remember....grab your SVG  Red Hat which can be used with or without the ribbon, become a follower if your not already and leave me a comment.....and off you go to your next stop which is Ruby at Handcrafted Simply by Us.

Here is the line up:


  1. Very pretty! Love the card style and all the details! Gorgeous images and coloring! I am a Red Hat Lady and would love a card like this! Thanks for sharing! Just became a follower! If you have time, I would love for you to visit my blog!

  2. Sue this is stunning... Has a antique look.. Super job


  3. Very elegant! Thanks for sharing!
    Bunny Vance

    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and hopping with me.

  5. OMG Sue, that is wonderful, so talented!

  6. What an elegant card it is beautiful
    poochietoo at gmail dot com

  7. that is one great card. Love the tags.

  8. Great vintage card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    vwilson577 at

  9. That's an awesome looking card. Very vintage-y.

  10. I love this Sue! Everything about it - the tags, the front image, the saying on the inside is just amazing! I am so happy to become a new follower of your fabulous blog!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  11. Sue, I love your card, it is awesome, the tags inside are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  12. Like your card and thanks for doing this hop.

  13. Fabulous card Sue!!! Thanks for sharing! yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

  14. Sue, you did an awesome job on your card - so many elements and surprises. Love it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  15. I love the vintage look and all the details in the card. Beautiful!


  16. This is beautiful... very elegant card!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  17. Great card! I love the tags on the inside - great detail.

    I also have to say I love what it says at the top of your blog about keeping it simple, easy to read and no music! LoL

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  18. Gorgeous. You put a ton of detail in it, great job.

  19. Great card, I think I may have left my comment on the wrong page, but girl I like your blog.

    Priscilla "Penny" Swaney

  20. How elegant! I love how you decorated the inside as well. TFS!

  21. Great card!

  22. Wow, what a great card. I love the tags on the inside!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

  23. Wow Sue that card is beautiful! I am a new follower. TFS and thanks for the chance to win,

    cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

  24. You are so creative. So much detail. Love your project and thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  25. Great card, So much detail. Ilove the tags inside and the poem. New follower here! Hop on over and visit me sometime!

  26. Cute card, I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

  27. Great card. Thank you for the freebie. Love it.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  28. I love the style, form, shape and dress of this card... attitudinous!

    TYFS and for the oppty to win!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    STOP BY MY BLOG TODAY to join in on another (different) birthday blog hop ... and also to learn the latest on what's up in the lawsuit case of ProvoCraft vs. Make-The-Cut.

  29. Pretty vintage style and Love the gate fold card with the tags on the inside.

  30. Your card is stunning on the outside and oh so crafty on the inside. Just love it.

  31. I love the card....looks like it is a mirror reflection of the woman! SO nice!

  32. Great card! The reflection in the mirror I know wasn't your intention but I like the way it turned out!

    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  33. Love the vintage look to this card. It is a real stunner. Thanks so much for sharing.


  34. Beautiful!

  35. I love this card Sue! I was so surprised when I opened the package!! It is gorgeous and I love all the little extra details! Thank you so much for remembering me! That is so sweet of you!


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