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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ladies Birthday Card {Handmade}

I really like how this card turned out. It's colorful and girly, but not too young like a child's card might be. Cute, cute!

Here's a little on how to make it:

Cut the standard piece of 5.5x8.5 inch piece of white card stock and fold it in half to create a card 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Cut a piece of yellow card stock 4x5.25 inches and punch/poke holes all around the edge. I have a guide to help me keep the lines straight and holes evenly spaced and just used a safety pin to poke the holes. Adhere to your white base piece.
Cut a piece of green card stock to fit inside the border you created with the holes. I think my green piece was probably about 3.5x4.75 inches. Adhere to the yellow piece.

Cut a piece of white card stock that is 3.25x4.5 inches. You'll want it to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the green piece, so if your green piece was a different size than mine, you'll want to adjust the measurement of your white piece.

Stamp flowers in varying sizes and colors.
To add a little detail, I stamped flowers in different colors on a separate sheet of card stock, cut the centers out, and then adhered them to the flowers I stamped on the white piece.
I also stamped one larger flower cut/punched it out and then attached it to the smaller piece with a dimensional adhesive to give the card a little more dimension.
Finally, I stamped "happy birthday" with a small stamp, punched it out with a flower punch, and added some color to the edges of the flower with a marker. I also attached this piece with a dimensional adhesive.
There you have it! 

I'm having a blast at these lovely linking parties.


  1. So pretty! I like how all of the different layers come together. Definitely will use some of your awesome ideas on my next card making project. If you're looking for another place to share your ideas, head on over to Etcetorize. Would love to see you there!

  2. Very pretty! I love the colors you chose, too!
    Thanks for linking up with my Super Link Party! :-)

  3. What a pretty card! Love the colors, flowers and the layer you added. I'm pinning it for future inspiration. Thanks!

  4. This is such a cute card. Love it :)

  5. Love this card! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great weekend.


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