Happy Birthday Floral

Today I am excited to share with you a darling card made by Debbie Olson.  I love the simplicity of this sweet card.  This was found on Debbie’s blog Thinking Inking.  Be sure to stop by and see more of her beautiful art work.  Wouldn’t you love to receive this card?  I know I sure would!

Happy Birthday Floral

Debbie created this card using the Thursday October Afternoon sketch.  For her focal image she used Papertrey Ink’s 2012 Birthday Tag set.  She stamped it in Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, and Aqua Mist inks.  Debbie hand cut the outer oval and used Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die templates to cut the inner layers.  To cut the ribbon banner she used a Nested Pennants die template, cranking it only part of the way through her Grand Calibur so that the die did not cut the end.  Debbie then finished butting the end longer by using a paper trimmer.

 Happy Birthday Floral

For the inside of the card Debbie used Papertrey Ink’s Inside and Out Birthday set, trimming the bottom of the card with a strip of the October Afternoons Sidewalks paper to tie it into the paper ribbon element on the front of the card.

Happy Birthday Floral

 To cut the card base Debbie used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die template.  Adding some fun button embellishments from Papertrey Ink’s Vintage Buttons,  she tied them with embroidery floss.  To complete the card a bit of stitching, sanding, and sponging of distress inks were added.  Thank You Debbie for sharing this with us.  What an adorable Birthday Card this makes.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

Thank you for visiting us today.  Have a splendid day!



Sidewalks 701 - PP Ring Around the Rosie (FRONT) - Floral Paper     Sidewalks 703 - PP Duck Duck Goose (BACK) - Yellow Gingham v9 c1


2012 Birthday Tag Stamp Set Papertrey Ink     Inside Out Birthday Stamp Set Papertrey Ink


Hibiscus Burst Papertrey Ink     Simply Chartreuse Papertrey Ink     Aqua Mist Ink Papertrey Ink


 Spellbinders Circles      Nested Lacey Pennants Spellbinders     Romantic Rectangles Spellbinders     

Hibiscus Burst Vintage Buttons Papertrey Ink     Simply Chartreuse Vintage Buttons Papertrey Ink     Aqua Mist Vintage Button Papertrey Ink

From Your Stash

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Sewing Machine
  • Sponge
  • Sanding Block