DIY birthday card with pinwheels

bday pinwheels

Materials:

  • Recollections Value Pack cards and envelopes set 5″ x 6.5″ (kraft) [Michaels]
  • Recollections Craft It 4-piece pinwheels [Michaels]
  • Doodlebug Design square sequins (Halloween assortment)
  • Light blue card stock
  • White card stock
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
  • MS Word, printer ink,
  • paper cutter, scissors

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • I cut out everything and then glued it on in the following order: white card stock (sticks), happy birthday, pinwheels (actually a sticker), sequins. This way everything was layered the way I wanted it to be.
  • I used liquid glue, but had to wipe up excess around the sequins and in the sequin hole – I just used my finger to get the excess
  • As always, I placed everything down where I wanted it before gluing

Inspired? 

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

Want it?

  • This card is available for purchase on my etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/270088080/birthday-card-pinwheels-blue

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DIY Just Because card: Hello with Heart-Petaled Flower

JB hello flower 3

Materials: 

  • Recollections kraft card and envelope (value pack) [Michaels]
  • Recollections Basic Bold 12″ x 12″ paper pad [Michaels]
  • Recollections 1 7/16″ heart punch (blue one) [Michaels]
  • yellow printer paper
  • green Sharpie
  • MS Word WordArt, printer, green ink
  • glue stick
  • pencil

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • I glued down all of the hearts first, before gluing on the yellow circle
  • I chose purple patterns, but the paper pad has all kinds of colors – you could also choose black and white, rainbow, or any other color scheme
  • I draw on the stem, but I do it in pencil first and then trace over with green Sharpie

Caption Ideas:

  • Because there are already words on the front of the card, outer captions are not necessary
  • Inside notes:
    • Just saying hi
    • Have a great day
    • Love you

Inspiration

  • This card was inspired by one I found on pinterest, the blog post is here:

http://kath-allthatglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/fruit-scoop.html

Inspired? 

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

Want it?

  • This card is available for purchase on my etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/255012736/hello-flower-card

DIY cupcake birthday card for girls

card bday cupcake anyone all 3

Materials: 

  • The Paper Studio value pack ivory notecard/envelope 4″x5.5″ [Michaels]
  • MS Word, printer, black ink
  • scalloped scissors
  • The Paper Studio “La Petites” 3-D cupcake stickers (6 piece) [Hobby Lobby]

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • I chose to arrange the stickers at an angle as opposed to right next to each other to take up more space as well as account for imperfections
  • Instead of pairing same color cupcake wrappers, I made sure each card had a brown icing cupcake and a white icing cupcake

Caption Ideas:

  • Because there are already words on the front of the card, outer captions are not necessary
  • Inside notes:
    • Yum!
    • Don’t forget to share!
    • Happy birthday
    • Enjoy your day
    • Have a great day

Inspired? 

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

Want it?

  • All three cards are available for individual purchase on my etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/268116393/cupcake-anyone-sweet-birthday-card-for

DIY Happy Birthday Sparkly Balloon card

red balloon happy birthday 1

Materials:

  • The Paper Studio value pack ivory notecard/envelope 4″x5.5″ [Michaels]
  • MS Word: Word Art (to print “happy birthday”)
  • Gemstones by Paper Studio Red Balloon Gem/Glitter sticker (Hobby Lobby)

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • I designed the words “happy birthday” in Microsoft Word and printed directly on the card – I made the outline red to match the balloon
  • I got the balloon sticker on clearance from Hobby Lobby, so I don’t know if it’s still for sale. It was tough to arrange the balloon “string” to lie flat, but it was doable!

As you can see, there’s not a lot to this card!

Caption Ideas:

  • Because there are already words on the front of the card, outer captions are not necessary
  • Inside notes:
    • Have a great day
    • Hope your day is as amazing as you
    • Party time
    • Celebrate

Inspired?

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

DIY Congratulations on New Home card

DIY Congratulations on New Home cardMaterials: 

  • Recollections Value Pack cards and envelopes in “Kraft” [Michaels]
  • Printer with black ink
  • Recollections Basic Bold 12″x12″ paper pad [Michaels]
  • Black fine point pen (chimney smoke and doorknob)
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
  • Black fine point pen (chimney smoke and doorknob)
  • pencil, eraser, scissors, ruler

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • When I design a new card in Microsoft Word, I always print on regular paper first before the actual card stock – to check if everything is centered and I am feeding the paper in the right way (trim paper to the size of the card you’re making)
  • I also make the shapes first on regular paper (not decorative) then trace onto backs of decorative paper with pencil before cutting out. For this card I traced the roof and body of the house (triangle and square.) I winged it with the chimney and door
  • If I made this card again, I would leave the doorknob off. I don’t like it a much as I thought I might

Caption Ideas:

  • Because there are already words on the front of the card, outer captions are not necessary
  • Inside notes:
    • So proud of you
    • Congratulations again
    • Enjoy your space
    • Can’t wait to visit

Inspired?

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

Want it?

  • This card is available for purchase on my etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/254909189/congratulations-on-your-new-home-card

DIY Halloween Card

DIY Halloween card

Materials: 

  • The Paper Studio Simply Solids box of cards (black card with envelope included) [Michaels]
  • Recollections “Halloween Boo” ribbon (pack of 5 – 3 shown) [Michaels]
  • Pumpkin / letter stickers
  • Fine silver Metallic Sharpie
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
  • Halloween stickers (see Pro Tips*)

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • Make sure you use plenty of glue on the ribbon. It’s heavier!
  • I don’t know where to find the pumpkin/letter stickers, they were a gift to me
  • The Happy Halloween ribbon says it repeatedly – I just used a little ribbon so it would only say “Happy Halloween” one time and include one jack-o-lantern
  • Metallic Sharpies are a great idea for dark paper or card stock! I used silver metallic Sharpie on the black card stock and it showed up great.
  • *I included Halloween stickers (on their backing) inside the card because I am delivering my cards to kids who love stickers

Caption Ideas:

  • Happy Halloween!
  • Enjoy your treats!
  • Trick or Treat!
  • I also included notes inside about “can’t wait to see pictures of your costumes” “enjoy the candy you receive” etc.

Inspired?

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

DIY Wedding Cake Congratulations Card

DIY Wedding Cake Congratulations Card

Materials:

  • Recollections 4.5″x6.25″ pink shimmer card “Hydrangea” (envelopes not included) [Michaels]
  • Recollections 12″x12″ paper “Tan Hearts” [Michaels]
  • Recollections 12″x12″ embossed card stock (textured) [Michaels]
  • Recollections 12″x12″ white/silver glitter card stock  [Michaels]
  • White card stock (glossy side up)
  • Martha Stewart corner rounder
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
  • Ultra fine black Sharpie
  • Fine silver Metallic Sharpie
  • ruler, scissors, pencil, eraser

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • I measured each cake layer to 1.25″ tall to fit the card well. Then I trimmed the middle and top layers’ sides at my own discretion. Corner rounder step was last.
  • Paper is difficult to cut using the corner rounder. It’s a good idea to put some card stock behind just to hold it steady when using the punch.
  • I used a silver Metallic Sharpie for the letter on top of the cake (the couple’s last initial) and the hearts in the corners of the congratulations banner at bottom.
  • It was difficult to fit the word “congratulations” at the bottom just right. I practiced several times to get it right, then wrote in pencil, traced in Ultra Fine black Sharpie, waited for the Sharpie to dry, and attempted to erase. Erasing is difficult on glossy card stock. But I knew the glue would hold better on the matte side.

Caption Ideas:

Because the card already says “congratulations”, I’m not sure any are needed! If you wanted to, though,:

  • Enjoy your life together
  • Two become one
  • Glad to be a part of your big day

Inspired?

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me!

Want it?

  • This card is available for purchase on my etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/256067191/congratulations-wedding-cake-card

(rather than an “H” on top, there are two hearts. Check it out!)