Friday, June 3, 2011

A Simply Cute B-day Card

So I started this afternoon out in one direction (trying my hand at an easel card) and ended up with something completely different (a card with no cricut image... for shame!)!!!

For a little while today I had a creative block, but then I got out of it when I pulled out my brand new pack of Crate Paper ~ Lillian Collection Kit. This kit is full of whimsical birds and swirls and all kinds of super cute papers to work with. So by taking a basic blue background and adding some wonderful colors to it, I came up with a super cute card to send to my best friend for her birthday.

The base of the card is from my stash that I have, and then I layered it with some paper from the Lillian Collection Kit, for the flowery background. I added a curved sentiment, with the sticker letters that came with the kit, and a cute flower that I pushed the petals up so it would look a little more realistic. On the top I put a border that came with the kit, and weaved some ribbon that I had laying around through it. Then to emphasize the bird theme with the kit I added a cute little bird from the pop outs in the kit and placed it on a pop dot to give it a little more dimension.

As you can see the paper comes with some glitter in it, so no need for any glitter glue today.

For the curved sentiment I simply used a stylus I had laying around my desk and drew a curve on the paper free hand, then placed the letters on the curved portion.

I made the card using the measurements of a regular business size envelope, cuz I hate not having an envelope to go with it. True I could make my own, but sometimes I hate using the paper up for that.

I'm entering this card into the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge this week, where we were given a sketch as inspiration that had a curve and the wiggle border look on it. I really liked the sketch, how simple it was, and thought this would work perfectly for this card. I hope you like it!!

Check back later this weekend, as I'll be headed over to the Bug Hop on BugBites! Looking forward to all the great new ideas. See ya'll soon!


  1. What a fantastic interpretation of the sketch! Great patterns and colors as well. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. GREAT way to use the pattern paper! This is so very lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Great paper! I hadn't heard of this challenge blog, so I'm glad you posted it. It looks really fun!

  4. What a fun card you created! Thanks for playing along with us at CAs-ual Fridays!!

  5. Very cute indeed!
    Great take on my sketch.
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Great card~p0retty paper. I need to go check out this challenge~I have not heard of it before. Thanks!
    Sherrie K

  7. Super cute!! The ribbon laced through that scalloped border is very clever and I love your thinking on the curved element with the letters. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in future challenges!

  8. Very cute! Love the colors and the bling!