Happy Spring! Yesterday was the "official" first day of Spring and we've had nothing but rain! I love rain, but a lot of folks are wishing for more springlike weather. Today I want to share a fun and very simple birthday card with you...
Have you ever had a vision in mind for a project, only to change it a gazillion times before putting it together? That's what happened with this card. I cut the sunflower first and had it all planned out. The first plan didn't work, so I changed the background paper. Then, it looked boring so I added the white trim. Then, the size of card wasn't good so I changed that. Yikes! That's a lot of time on such a simple card. But....this is what I came up with. The card dimensions ended up being 7" x 3.5" (cut your paper at 7" x 7" and just fold in half). I'm sorry to say I don't know what size the flower is cut at because I forgot to write it down! The flower and pot are from Just Because Cards. The white strip was done using a punch by EK Success.
The tag is from TBBM and was cut at 1/2". I stamped the sentiment in brown and added some twine. I also inked all the edges in brown and added some white dots with my Gelly Roll pen. I added the flower with a foam dot to make it stand out.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm on an envelope kick right now. I cut this sunflower out for something else, but since I had it, I decided to add it to the envelope, which came from Just Because Cards.
I really like the look of lined envelopes, so I used the same paper from the front of the card to line the envelope.
Don't forget - I have an exciting announcement coming next week, so be sure to check back!