Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Have a Joyful Birthday!

Here's a couple of birthday cards I have made and stashed away for this year's upcoming birthdays.

Have a Joyful Birthday card

Theme: Birthday                                                 
Card Base : 4.25” x 5.5”

Cardstock (Bazzill)Patterned paper (SEI Dill Blossom Assortment Pack, 24-Papers and 1-Die Cut Sheet ), silk flowers (Heidi Swapp, Bazzill), chipboard circle accent, white rub-ons, white gel pen

1.      Trim paper to size.  Adhere to card base.
2.      Trim black cardstock.  Add white rub-ons. Adhere to card. In this photo, above, I think this piece looks like printed twill!
3.      Layer florals and add to card. Got several styles and colors of florals? Layer them for a nice, full look.

4.      Add chipboard piece.  Write sentiment with gel pen. Embellishment doesn't say just what you want? Add your handwriting with a gel pen or rub-ons! This chipboard circle said, "joyful". I added the rest of the words with a gel pen.

At first glance, you might not realize that the striped paper on these two cards is the same. One is placed horizontally and the other vertically. I feel it makes such a difference!

Birthday Greetings! card

Theme: Birthday                                                
Card Base4.25” x 5.5”

Cardstock (Bazzill); Patterned paper, tag sticker (SEI Dill Blossom Assortment Pack, 24-Papers and 1-Die Cut Sheet); ribbon; button; silk flower; rub-on alpha

1.      Wrap two layers of ribbon on paper.  Adhere to card base.
2.      Add rub-ons to tag sticker.  Mat onto cardstock, trim closely and adhere to card.
3.      Layer tall tag to cardstock, trim with decorative scissors and adhere to card.
4.      Layer button and flower and adhere to card.

Make sure to create some birthday cards ahead of time so you can send them out and encourage someone on their special day. Don't you think a handmade birthday card is much better than a "Happy Birthday" Facebook post? I sure do!

These cards, above, were made for an online workshop I previously taught with Jeri Parks and Linda Dotterer called "Card Boot Camp".

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