Elegant Birthday Card


Believe it or not, this card was a fairly quick make.

Here’s what I used:

White cardstock base

Topper embossed with Cuttlebug Scrollwork EF (You don’t want the colour to overpower the bordered strip)

Border Strip ID #6382 (Done on Silhouette, but you could easily use a border punch)

Big Wishes II stamp from Inspired by Stamping

After embossing the topper and adding it to the card base, I added the centre border strip, making sure it was centred correctly. I had saved a strip of cardstock from what I used for the topper, and stamped by sentiment. I cut it to the size I wanted, and ran Spun Sugar Distress Ink around the edges.

It was then placed diagonally on the card. Last I added some Kaisercraft flowers (using wet glue) and a couple of tiny butterflies that were punched using the same cardstock as the centre strip.

That’s it – done!


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15 thoughts on “Elegant Birthday Card

  1. Oh, WOW, Cheryl, I LOVE this! It’s so soft and gorgeous! Thanks for listing the ID # for the cut-file image. Sure makes it easier to find images that a person likes. You are the only one that does this, so far I haven’t seen anyone that I follow give that bit of info. Cool. I am infatuated with that lovely script sentiment. All thst flourish really makes it quite lovely. I can see why you have it. Hmmm. Now I want it. LOL My first thought was, there she goes again with her gorgeous hand-made flowers, so I am glad to know that it is a purchase. I would love it if you found the time to give a tutorial on YOUR rolled roses, if you can. Love that lilac purple and white together, and the EF really dresses up the card. Reminds me to not forget to use the pile of EF’s I have. Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much, Anna! If it wasn’t for your suggestion of printing out the Silhouette receipts, I wouldn’t be able to add the ID numbers! (I went searching in the Silhouette online store but couldn’t find it, and then remembered it was in a folder!)

    One of these days I’ll work out how to make a video, and I’ll do some of these tutorials you’ve requested! LOL – could be awhile coming!!!

  3. This is so pretty, Cheryl! I love that IBS sentiment, don’t you? Thanks for linking up with IBS this month!

  4. Thanks, Shani! I’m very happy with this card. I believe the layout would be great for a sympathy card too. Just a change of greeting and you’re done.

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