Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birthday Cards!

We have a few birthdays coming up in our family so I thought I would get a jump start on making the cards. I recently picked up the Simple Stories Happy Day kit and oh my word!! It has so many great papers and journaling cards and stickers and.... you get the idea! So, after playing around a bit, here is what I created!

This card was quick and easy to make! I love that this paper line works well for masculine cards as well as feminine. Sometimes making cards for the men in my life can be challenging but this line makes it so easy!

This card was a little more challenging but well worth the effort! I used one of the transparencies that came in the kit. I cut a rectangle just smaller than the transparency from the front of my card. I then glued the transparency to the back of the cut out. I found an extra large journaling section and cut out the middle and glued this to the front of the card.

 I pop dotted the title "celebrate" and the cupcake to the front of the card. I then added some details to the inside of the card. This is the part that was tricky because everything can be seen from the front.

I wanted a place to write a message so I added a flap with room to write under the banner section. I also added some swirls for the cupcake and a happy birthday message! When it was finished, I was thrilled with the way it turned out! I really wish I could show it to you IRL... it looks so much nicer! Hopefully the people receiving these cards like them!

Have a happy Tuesday and a great week!

Barb  :)


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb your cards are adorable. Love the papers and the colors. TFS

Unknown said...

Wow gorgeous cards!!!! Love the paers and the details you put together!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!

Sarah said...

Barb these cards are so sweet!! I love Simple Stories!!

Lynn said...

WOW...I love these! You are so creative. I love how you used this paper line! The calendar on the card...fabulous idea!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wowzers, those are some great cards! Love the embellies and all the great colors. Can I order a few, heehee!

Shelly Lynn said...

Wow!! I love your cards!! Such fun colors... that paper is awesome!!

Becky B. said...

Loooove these, Barb!! Too, too cute!!

By the way...I tagged you in a post...here's the link to check it out:




Ann said...

How about that! You ARE a card maker! These are beautiful!

scrappinlil said...


These are fabulous...I love the colors and the stickers, the paper...you get the idea. Really pretty. TFS

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