27 August 2014
Quick and Simple Birthday Card
This birthday card was made using scraps of card stock and patterned papers. I'm sure you all have some of those, whether you are the sort of person who saves every scrap of paper, even the smallest of small bits or someone who will only keep scraps over a certain size, if you are a crafter you will know how quickly these scraps amass! When my friend asked for cards to sell to raise money for her recently widowed friend I saw the opportunity to use up a small amount of my scraps!
First I matted and layered (past tense of to mat and layer?) my orange and yellow pieces of card stock, ensuring I cut away the middle from the orange so as not to let it go to waste as unseen (a nice thrifty technique which you can use when matting and layering, either on cards or scrap booking, just measure carefully!) After this I stuck a couple of narrow strips of gold border stickers either side. I then punched out my bunting, in co-ordinating colours, using the Stampin' Up pennant punch before adding it to my card. The 'string' was made by colouring plain white floss with pink and orange promarkers, I tied bows in the ends of my 'string' before sticking everything down. Finally I added the Happy Birthday peel-off in the bottom right-hand corner to complete my card.
I am entering this card into Pixie's Crafty Workshop Snippets Playground
Thanks once again for reading,