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Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

Hi Everyone, Tara here!
In our social circle, the summer is unofficially known as "birthday time". We have heaps of friends who were born between the months of June and August, and so the girls and I make a lot of cards during this time.

I got the chance to play with Stephanie Barnard's new Framelits die, the half A2 card, and create a little floral number for a special friend.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

Using my BigShot Plus, I cut out two halves of the cards out of kraft paper cardstock. Because I wanted to emboss this paper, it makes the most sense to cut the card shapes out first.

If you don't....

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

....the second pass through the machine will dull the embossing. Can you see the huge difference between the top and bottom pieces?

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

Once I had corrected my mistake, I glued the two sides together to create this peek-a-boo card.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

Then, I glued a piece of white cardstock into the center of the card so that a little note could be scribbled down.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

The A2 Half Card die comes with a great selection of Framelits to embellish the card. I chose a few of my favourites and then cut them out of  Sizzix paper leather sheets.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

A piece of ribbon and a few bunches of flowers added some pizzazz to this card. I cut a flower from a piece of gold adhesive vinyl and adhered it to a circular cut out.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

I used the medallion as a "lock" for the card. Once the card has been filled out and is ready to be sent, a glue dot can secure the card until the receiver opens it.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

Stephanie Barnard also has a great selection of expressions in her Thoughtful Words Framelits dies. I chose "You are awesome!" and cut it and its background from pieces of paper leather.

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

The card was ready for its inscription!

Birthday Cards: A Fantastic Floral Make

And now this fussy little card is ready to be sent to the birthday girl! These dies are such versatile little fellas. You could make so many different cards from these two collections.

I know that I have a card or four still to make this summer!

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Other Materials Used:

  • Core'dinations Kraft Paper and White Cardstock
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Gold adhesive vinyl
  • Ribbon

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