Monday, June 23

Happy Birthday, Everyone!

June is a very big birthday month here amongst the Sgro friends and family (including Yours Truly!). So in honor of all the June birthdays out there, here are two simple birthday cards that I created this month...

Happy Birthday Flowers I


Both of the cards in this Birthday series are variations on my "Wishing You Flowers" card that I designed last year. I began by printing my sentiment on a piece of transparency film which I then trimmed to 5" x 10" and folded in half to create my card base. I attached a 4" square of double-sided patterned cardstock to the back of my card with eyelets. I then arranged my plastic flowers across the front of the card, attaching them with colorful brads.

Bonus Tip! When attaching the flowers to the transparency film, first pierce a hole in the film using a paper piercer or pin.

Supplies:
  • Patterned Paper: Brenda Walton Neopolitan Mat Pad by K&Company
  • Transparency Sheet: for inkjet printers by 3M
  • Accents: Watercolor Brite mini circle brads, flower brads & eyelets by Making Memories, Greenhouse plastic flowers by American Crafts



Happy Birthday Flowers II


For this second card, I started with the same base design as the previous card. But for this card, I decided to create a softer, feminine feel using a pastel swirl double-sided patterned paper and silk flowers instead of the previous plastic variety. I folded a silk leaf in half and adhered it using Glue Dots. I then clustered my silk flowers in the center of the card front, attaching them with brads. For additional dimension and layering effect, I folded some of the silk flowers in half and tucked them under the attached flowers, using more Glue Dots.

Supplies:
  • Patterned Paper: Wedding Multi Mat Pad by K&Company
  • Transparency Sheet: for inkjet printers by 3M
  • Accents: Watercolor Brite mini circle brads & eyelets by Making Memories
  • Silk Flowers & Leaf: Michaels Stores


Finished Size 5" x 5".

Bonus Tip! Both cards are easily adaptable to any occasion - wedding, anniversary, friend, sympathy, etc.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Wow.. Those are really very fabulous Silk Flowers. I like them. :-)