This post is a little late, but here is the birthday card that I made for my mom this year. I actually finished it late in 2012.
My mom loves poppies, so I cross stitched a poppy for her. This was the longest project I've done so far, I'd say it took about 18 hours to complete.
I framed the cross stitch design, added a little belt, some brads, a heart and some glitter alphabet stickers. I'm not super happy with the colour scheme I chose. I would definitely do it differently next time. She loved it though, and that's all that matters! :)