Friday, January 17, 2014

Cheerful Happy Birthday Card

Today I made a whimsical little birthday card; seems there is more of a need for birthday cards than any other kind, so it is good to keep lots of them on hand so they are there if they are needed at a moment's notice.

Starting out with white cardstock, a green polka dot layer was added, then a layer of white that had been run through an EF, then inked with yellow ink using a brayer. A yellow polka dot layer was added at the bottom, then a strip of pink butterflies which are "glossed" to make them shiny. The flower was made of two different dies and layered. The patterned paper with a white background seemed a bit anemic, so I inked around the edges with some pink ink to make it stand out more. It is finished with a yellow brad and attached with a double layer of pop dots to make it more dimensional; a sprig of greenery is added.

Here is the card:

After looking at it awhile, it seemed to lack something, so I added a pink and white gingham bow to give it a more finished look:

Closeup of the shiny butterflies:

Tools used:

  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday EF
  • Martha Steward Butterfly Border Punch
  • Die Namics Fancy Flourish Die
  • Cuttlebug Asterisk Die
  • Cottage Cutz Flower Die
  • Inksentials Glossy Accents
  • Yellow Ink 
  • Brad
  • Plaid Bow
I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 21 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #2
Jan 21 Crafting for All Seasons - All Things Bright and Beautiful 3E #1
Jan 22 Cute Card Thursday - Warm It Up UE
Jan 22 Moving along with the Times - Girly Cards 3E #1
Jan 22 4 Crafty Girls - ATG 3E #1
Jan 23 Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG UE
Jan 23 Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG 2E #1
Jan 25 Crafting by Designs - Flowers 5E #1
Jan 26 PolkaDoodles Challenge Blog - ATG UE
Jan 30 Stampin' for the Weekend - Birthday UE
Jan 30 Frosted Designs - Polka Dots UE


  1. This is so bright and sweet, Ginnny. I love the embossing you've done as well. Thanks for sharing with us, and have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. What a happy, Happy Birthday card!! Adorable! Lots of hard work!

    Miss Mary

  3. Wow what a bright and funky card! Thank you for joining in with us at polkadoodles.

  4. Lovely card, Ginny! The happy birthday EF steals the show and the flowers and the ribbon too :) Your cards always have quite a lot of details which like the most in your style :)

  5. Oh this is beautiful Ginny! I love the bright and cheery colours… the embossing looks fab and I love the pretty flower and glossy butterflies! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  6. Lovely bright card Ginny. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  7. sooo pretty
    thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this week

  8. Bright bold beautiful colors, the embossing and that bow beside the flowers make this one vibrant card. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
    I pray that Bountiful Blessings come your way,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. What gorgeous card have you made, love the bright colors
    Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Milnie DT

  10. A beautiful card. Thanks for getting "Bright and Beautiful" with us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  11. love your bright coloured card and dies-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  12. Hi there - I saw this on Crafting by Designs and I had to comment on it because I love everything about it. It made me smile when I looked at it - brilliant job - Michelle x


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