Yesterday was our daughter's birthday and this is the card I made for her.
It's called a Turkish map fold and the idea came from Darlene DeVries. I saw where her thinking was going about keeping the front simple, to allow for the wow inside, but I felt it was a bit too simple for my daughter.
So I added some balloons and some linen thread as strings to the front. You may just be able to see, I used two pieces from the tip of the tail from the Fox Builder Punch to make a tiny bow to go onto the strings.
Because it was a square card, I made a customized envelope for it using the EnvelopePunch Board.
All in all I was very pleased with how this card turned out for her.
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A friend of mine celebrated her birthday recently. We don't really do gifts for each other now - we both have kids and focus on them instead - but she'd commented about my dishwasher labels so I decided to make her a set.
Whilst I had the bits out to make them, I made an extra set, which I will keep as a gift for another occasion. I used a retired stamp for the tag topper because it was the most appropriate stamp I had.
Because I was keeping things simple, I popped them in a large envelope. But of course I couldn't give a plain boring envelope, so I decorated it up a bit. The sentiment said it all - Happy Birthday To A Wonderful Friend.
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One of the ladies in my team above me was having a birthday last week.
Instead of a box, I used the Window Shopping bundle to create this birthday card for her. Julia loves bling and black and gold is just 'her', so I chose to go with these colours. The gold glimmer paper was so much more glamourous in real life and really looked great.
Designed to fit on the tag included with the framelits, I found another way to use the "open me" stamp from the bundle, by stamping it on the back of the envelope.
On the front of the envelope I stamped one of the images from Better Than Email - well, because, this snail is just so darned cute! And who doesn't love snail mail?
Cased from here, I have changed the card slightly - I preferred my sentiment to be centered and I used the same die cut shape three times instead of using one of each.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper