Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday, flower Card

Merry May.   Hello and welcome to my blog and card for today.  I have another simple card.   This one takes about 15 to 20 minutes to make, and you do not need a big fancy electronic die cut machine to make it.  All it takes to make this card is a few simple items:


2 punches ( 3 1/4" and 1 1/4")
Blank card
ribbon-your choice of size (I used the 1" sheer size)
Ink for edging and stamping a Happy Birthday sentiment (optional)
Flowers (from any brand and your stash)
Patterned paper for matting (paper from my stash, brand unknown)
3-D dots to raise the circle up
Pearls for the center of the flower (I used the Martha Stewart brand)

Outside card.

I made the  blank card and the largest circle the same color, while the smallest circle is in a monochromatic  color, two shades darker.  If you are not using a pre-made card blank, cut a sheet of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half, horizontally, and fold in half.  Tip:  use a bone folder or even a credit card to make a crisp crease.    Next, glue the mat to the blank card  glue your ribbon to about the middle.  Set aside.  Work on the circle piece next.    Ink the edges of both circles.   Place the smaller circle in the middle of the largest circle, and place the flowers in the middle of the smaller circle.   If you want to place the sentiment in the circle area, now is the time to do it.   place pop dots on the back of the circle, then place the circle in the middle of the card.

Inside of the card.

The insides of my cards are usually pretty simple, but this idea comes from just making a simple pocket by gluing down all sides but the top.   Mat the pocket as well.  At this point, you can stick a tag, money or a gift card card in the pocket and it is ready to go.

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