Today I made several cards for an order I am currently working on for my neighbor. This card is for her granddaughter’s birthday. I think it turned out super cute!!
First, I cut the raspberry card stock to fit the front of the card. Then I added the white card stock to fit on top of the raspberry background. I thought that a cupcake embossed background would make it fun and special for a young girl. I set the card stock pieces aside and got to worked on the banners.
I wanted to use bright and fun colors so I picked Bermuda Bay, Melon Mango, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight. I stamped the banners on white card stock and cut them out. Instead of using another bright color, I decided to go with something sparkly. The silver glitter paper was the perfect fit. I attached the banners to pink bakers twine using LOTS of mini Zots. I had planned to tie tiny bows to put on the 4 edges of the banners, but the ends of the bows kept unraveling. Instead I punched a tiny hole and inserted brads to cover the edges so it would not look unfinished.
The card was still lacking the “Happy Birthday” feel, so I made a birthday cake to go with it. I filled in the second tier with yellow glitter and cut the cake out. I stamped a tiny pin wheel, cut it out, and added a teeny tiny gem to the center. To adhere them to the embossed background, I first used Scotch foam tape. Since the foam tape is sticky, but not sticky enough to hold (forever) on to the embossed paper, I stuck a Zot to the foam tape to keep it in place.
Hope you like it. Please feel free to use my idea.
Stamps: Banner Blast, Make A Cake (Stampin’ Up), Happy 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp).
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Mellon Mango, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise.
Papers: Raspberry card stock (Creative Memories), silver glitter paper (Stampin’ Up).
Other: Flower Brads (Making Memories), Cupcake embossing folder (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft), Decorative label, Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), yellow glitter (Doodlebug), mini gems, and small Zots adhesive.
The next card I made a few days after, but I decided to put them on the same post because they are almost identical. This birthday card was made for college roommate, Megan.
Green and Gold Birthday
To make this card I did everything that I did above, except the cake. I thought the cake would be too childish, so I added a few extra mats to the embossed background paper. Instead of using baker’s twine to hold the banners, I used Scrapper’s Floss (which I have used on one of the cards in the My Valentine’s post). Below are the 4 tiny bows that are made from scrapper’s floss.
Itty Bitty bows
Stamps: Banner Blast (Stampin’ Up) and Happy 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz
Papers: Kraft, green and white card stock, Bazzill Bling green, and gold glitter paper (Stampin’ Up).
Other: Cupcake embossing folder (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft), Decorative label, Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), Scraper’s Floss (Karen Foster) and small Zots adhesive.