I have been quietly working on Halloween cards and treat bags and was under the impression that I had tons of cards for all occasions. Well, a few days ago a friend asked for a couple of birthday cards so I pulled out all of my cards and sorted and organized them. I was shocked to discover how few birthday cards I had in my stash so I knew it was time to build up that collection.
I started out by grabbing some scraps from my scrap drawer. I cut some scraps from the dcwv Cotton Bloom Stack (Thanks, Peggy!) into 1" x 1.25" rectangles. I used a sheet of tag from that pad to create a blank A2 card. I cut a large "scrap" so that it measured 5.25" x 4" and adhered it to the blank card. Then I glued all of my squares onto the layering paper. Added some epoxy letters and stickers from my stash and my first card was done.
I used papers from Kaisercraft's Party Animal 6.5" Paper Pad to create my next 2 cards. I haven't even made the mini books that I wanted to make with that paper yet so I either have to forget about the mini books or use other papers or buy another pad.
I used my Star Nestabilities to cut the stars for this card. I deliberately glued the first set of stars off center, trimmed them, and then glued the part I had trimmed off to the top edge of the card. Then I glued another set of stars slightly off of the layering paper and trimmed that set. Used my Sizzix Scalloped tags die to cut some white tags. Stamped A Country Welcome's "Make a Wish" wooden stamp onto one of the small tags, tied some baker's twine to it, and attached it to the card.
The third card took a little more time to create. I cut some Party Animal scraps into .5" x 3" rectangles to create candles. I ran the 4 rectangles through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and trimmed the top of each of them before I attached them to my layering paper. Added an epoxy sticker "flame" to each candle. "Make a Wish" was stamped with a Stampabilities wooden stamp. The small cupcake is a brad and the larger one is a sticker. The circles were cut with Nestabilities. I ran the smaller one through an embossing folder. I really love the texture those embossing folders add to my cards and must get back into the habit of using them more often.
That's it for today. I have bits and pieces of other cards around me and I want to get back to them while things are quiet here.
Have a great night!