Happy Birthday to You Card

Vanessa Menhorn
Happy Birthday to You Card

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: (Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink  Patterned paper: (Bird from Vintage Cream & Black collection) Jenni Bowlin Studio; (Tea Towel from Cherry Hill collection; This Little Piggy from Ducks in a Row collection) October Afternoon  Dye ink: (Old Paper) Ranger Industries  Color medium: (light pink, yellow, green markers) Copic  Accents: (pink rhinestones) BasicGrey; (green buttons) Papertrey Ink  Rub-on: (sentiment) Melissa Frances  Fibers: (cream ribbon) Papertrey Ink; (pink floss)  Dies: (circles) Spellbinders  Other: (pink felt)  Finished size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"


Ink all edges.

1 Make card from cardstock.

2 Adhere patterned paper layers together, zig-zag stitch, and tie on ribbon. Adhere.

3 Color image with markers, apply rub-on, and adhere rhinestones.

4 Die-cut different size circles from felt, stitch around outer edge of circles, gather, and tie.

5 Thread buttons with floss, adhere to circles, and adhere to card.


Designer Tip

The larger your die cut circles are, the larger your stitches should be.


Bonus Idea

The felt circles are beautiful made of fabric, too!


Roll Up Your Sleeves and DIY

Do-it-yourself embellishments are a great way to stretch your creativity and use supplies you already have. You'll find lots of designer DIY ideas in the DIY Embellishments feature in Paper Crafts magazine's May/June 2010 issue.


For more information on supplies used in this project, click here to see our online product guide.


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Too small
I agree with the reader. The photo of the card is too small
Love this - but. . .
The photo is so small that it is hard to see all of the elements on the card. I would like to make this card but it will be hard with the small picture.
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