Saturday, June 15, 2013

Birthdays everywhere!

Some times it feels like we are ALWAYS celebrating a birthday around here. May and August in particular are super busy birthday months for my family. Which means I've had birthdays on the brain and it wouldn't hurt to prepare for the upcoming ones right? So today, I wanted to show you some quick and easy birthday cards I made using the awesomely adorable Very Merry Unbirthday line by Moxxie.

I love the bright colors and bold patterns in this line. You can see all of it here. There's bright green, yellow, orange, blue and purple paired with very fun and bold patterns and designs. So it was really simple to make these cards.

I'll start with It's Your Day.

I really enjoy using double sided pattern paper for cards when I can because I love that you have a fun pattern decorating the inside too. But you have to either be sure that the B-side is something you can write over or add a journaling spot inside if your design is a bit wild. As you can see here, the B-side of this Celebrate pattern is a really pretty blue and easy to write over.
The cake is from the sticker sheet and the banner is a die-cut that I popped up with foam adhesive. I also added some SRM scallop stickers around the cake sticker to highlight it a bit more.

On this card I used green cs as the card base, then picked a fun print paper, punched a border in the top and bottom and layered some yellow cs behind it. Then I picked the fun Gifts Galore die-cut, tied a bit of twine around it and attached with foam adhesive. This card was finished off with purple stickles along the top and some more SRM border stickers to look like stitching.

 Last I went with a white base. I really wanted to use this Sweet Treats die-cut, so I matted it in black to really pop it. Then I cut the Celebrate out of a scrap, used my super old deco scissor to cut the sides, matted it in orange, used the scissors on that and then added some sparkly brads. The scallop banner/border is actually leftover from the SRM border stickers that I used on another project. I love using the "in betweens" of stickers whenever I can.
No project is ever "finished" without a little inking. I used different colors on each card. I know brown & black are great for defining edges this way, but I really love using bright colors like the purple on this last card, whenever I can.

I hope these inspire you to grab some cute, bright Very Merry Unbirthday of your own for your next project! Thanks, Ange

Moxxie - pp, die-cuts, stickers
SRM stickers - border stickers
dcwv & paper studios - cs
ranger - stickles, ink
sei - ink
stampin up - marker
ek tools - foam adhesive
tombow - tape runner
stash - twine, brads, deco scissors


wendipooh13 said...

great bday cards!!! these are super fun and you can never have too many:)

Amelia Harris said...

Awesome birthday cards! Love the colors :)

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