1.17.2014

Birthday

My philosophy is that you can never have too many birthday cards on hand. For me, it is because I usually remember the day before their birthday, "oh, I need to send (name) a card." If I have them already made, I have a much better chance of getting it in the mail and it not being unfashionably late!

Today I've created a card for you that goes together quickly and is easily duplicated. You can switch out the butterfly for your favorite image or background stamp.


I used the smallest square in the Square Collections Framelits to cut out the Designer Series Paper. The squares measured 1-1/8". I then used my Paper Trimmer to cut the cardstock layers at 1-1/4". For the butterfly layer, the vanilla cardstock is 2-1/2" x 3-3/4". The pink cardstock is 2-5/8" x 3-7/8". The large vanilla layer on the card base is 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".

Supplies used:
  Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
  DSP: Afternoon Picnic
  Stamp sets: Express Yourself, Swallowtail
  Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette
  Framelits: Square Collection
  Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Simply Scored
  Adhesive: SNAIL

Are you looking for more birthday card inspiration? Check out more birthday cards at SSINK.

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14 comments:

  1. Oh how I love this card! It is such a gorgeous creation. I love the subtle butterfly. Great job!

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  2. Love everything about your card! Thx for including the measurements too!

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    1. Thanks Darla! And you're welcome; no sense in everyone else having to go mad figuring out the math to make it all fit!

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  3. Very pretty! You've inkspired me to bring out my butterfly and play today!!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! All hail the Swallowtail!

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  4. Ha ha! I didn't even realize that you posted this today! I love my card! Good job giving out the measurements! I might have to create a few of these. My Grandma would LOVE it!! :)

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    1. LOL! You're welcome. Funny you say that; when I got done, I thought that my grandma would love it too! With more pink, of course!

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  5. Pretty, pretty card! I love the soft colors and squares of DSP. Well done :)

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  6. What a great idea to use just a smaller portion of the butterfly and then accent it with DSP. I think this is a great layout!

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  7. Beautiful card, love all the little squares and colors. A very lucky birthday recipient.

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