Floral Fashion Birthday Card

Designer: Alisa Bangerter

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (black, white) Patterned paper: (Cut-a-Part Cardmaker from Formality collection) One Heart One Mind; (Cary Grant from Noir Blanc collection) Tinkering Ink Accents: (silver brads) Making Memories Rub-on: (happy birthday) Making Memories Fibers: (sheer black ribbon) Offray Adhesive: (foam tape) Glue Dots International Tools: (slot punch) Making Memories; (1 1/2" circle punch) Other: (flower necklace) Wal-Mart Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

1 Make card from cardstock.
2 Adhere patterned paper to card.
3 Punch circle from cardstock and adhere to cardstock strip. Attach brads; adhere.
4 Punch slots in top corners of card. Thread necklace through slots, and adhere pendant with foam tape. Tie with ribbon.
5 Apply rub-ons to cardstock; trim. Mat with cardstock and adhere with foam tape.

Designer Tip
Use a piece of coordinating cardstock to conceal the ends of the necklace on the inside of the card.

Shining Tips from a Pro
Necklaces aren’t the only way to dress up a card. Check out this list of ideas for incorporating jewelry into your projects from Paper Crafts Pro Alisa Bangerter.

  • Dangle Your Design: Hang charms, long earrings, or a ring from ribbon for a decorative touch.
  • Get a Grip: Dress up the handle of a gift bag with a hanging fashion accessory.
  • Create a Border: Small jewelry items can easily be positioned around the edge of your project to create a border.
  • Design a Center: Place a decorative pin or brooch in the center of a silk or paper flower, and use the accent on the front of a card, or on the top of a gift box.
  • Get Inspired: Look at the colors and patterns on your jewelry, and think about how those looks can be translated into paper crafting.
  • Refurbish Materials: Cut apart old jewelry and use the beads, links, and charms as embellishments in a paper craft design.
  • Frame It Up: Use a flat bracelet, round necklace, or charm as a tiny frame for a sentiment or photo.

For more information on supplies used in this project, see our Product Guide online at www.PaperCraftsMag.com/resources.

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