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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Effie's Surprise Birthday Party Blog Hop!

Happy Easter weekend, friends!! Today, I and the other members of The Ton's Design Team have a special blog hop in honor of our fearless leader's birthday!!! You can hop around to all of the team member's blogs to get some serious eye candy. For my project, I was inspired by this image, found on Pinterest:

pinterest : @ dresshallru:

It reminded me of Effie for a couple of reasons: incredible peonies (the reason for which is self explanatory) and the overall feel of total classiness, which definitely reminds me of Effie's illustrations and general style. I started by stamping a ton (hardy har) of the peonies from Fresh Cut Peonies using the Peony Couture Color Collection onto white linen card stock. I then stamped the leaves using the new Crystal Garden Couture Color Collection. All of the images were fussy cut after being stamped. I know, I have the dies, but for some reason, I just felt like I needed to spend the time fussy cutting them all. I'm a weirdo. And, can I just say how much I'm in love with this particular green and pink combination?! Could NOT be more perfect together. 

The bag/box is constructed from a small rectangle of the same white linen card stock. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from Shoe Wardrobe Outline and utterly appropriate for the occasion). I wanted it to look super fancy, like something you'd get from a high end boutique florist, so I lined the edge of the box in Gold Foil Tape from the shop. After popping it up with some dimensional adhesive on a 5.5x5.5 inch square card base, I adhered some 1/4" white silk ribbon to the box for a "handle" and arranged my blooms, popping up a few of them to continue that 3D look. 

A side view to see some of the dimension on those gorgeous flowers. I want them in real life. Gah! 

Now, be sure to hop around to the rest of the Design Team's creations, because you are in for a treat! 

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Effie! 


  1. Gosh - this is divine, love how you fashioned a "flower gift bag"! Perfect for Effie.

    Happy Birthday Effie!

  2. Beautiful card, your flowers are outstanding.

  3. your card is beautiful! perfect!

  4. What a beautiful and sweet card! Love it!

  5. What a great job, it looks gorgeous! Happy Birthday Effie!

  6. Gorgeous flowers for Effie's birthday!

  7. Gorgeous... I'm sure Effie will love it!

  8. What an absolutely GORGEOUS card. This is a great way to celebrate Effie's birthday and to introduce more poeple to your wonderful products. Thanks for being a part of it all.

  9. Happy Birthday, Effie! Wow! Great card!

  10. Happy Birthday Effie. What a gorgeous card love the flowers from the Ton!

  11. Nice post! I am looking for a good party planner for arrangements of my sister’s surprise birthday party. I am already done with selection of party venues and everything else needs to be handled by planner. Hopefully will get one soon.

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