Monday, February 7, 2011

Pretty Birthday Wishes

I must admit, I'm a sucker for things that are pretty!  Vintage quilts, large blossom prints of fabric in shades of pink, blue and purple, just draw me in.  While I sport a very funky, eclectic style, there's just something about those pretty girlie prints that inspires me.  That's what I had in mind tonight as I was crafting these birthday wishes.   I hope that in some way they have inspired you to create your own!

  • Stampin' Up - Baby Blossoms set and Watercolor Trio set
  • Stampin' Up Ink - Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Early Espresso for antiquing
  • Stampin' Up Punch - 2" x 1 3/8" Extra Large Oval Punch and Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Stampin' Up Designer Paper - Thoroughly Modern
  • American Crafts premium ribbon (from the JoAnn dollar section)
  • Gelly Roll Pen - Clear Star
  • Random self-adhesive pearls
  • Dimensional dots 
Cut your paper to size (I always to the very first layer 1/4" smaller than my card.  Attach the ribbon to your first layer with adhesives before sticking it to the card.

Stamp label image on a piece of white paper - 2 images for each card.
Stamp your greeting inside on of the images at the bottom left.  Punch or cut out with scissors.

The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory - dimensional dots, antiquing, etc.  I used the Gelly Roll pen over the greeting and a little on the darker part of the two-step flowers.

TIP - I always need birthday cards ... they seem to fly outta my house faster than any other card I make.  Since I don't have a lot of extra time on my hands, I try and craft a few of the same style whenever I'm in the groove. I make one or two large cards, then 3 or 4 minis (finished size 3 1/4" square) so I always have them on hand.  I use the larger cards for occasions that don't require a gift and the minis as present-toppers.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these are just stunning. Love your DSP choice and your tip. This is such a beautiful little set.