Friday, December 14, 2012

Merry Birthday Wishes

My mom requested a Christmas-y birthday card to give to a co-worker, so I put this one together based on the current sketch from Retro Sketches. It also fits with this week’s CAS-ology gift themed challenge—there are a few layers, but I think it’s still a pretty clean and simple design.

The focal image is a gift box made from a festive piece of dotted designer paper. I added a die cut red paper bow and a pair of red and green bells for a whimsical touch. The card will be hand delivered so I'm not too worried about the bells adding bulk to the card.

I combined sentiments from two different Paper Smooches sets—“merry” from Christmas Sampler and “birthday wishes” from Birthday Buddies—to get the sentiment I stamped in red ink on the white die cut tag attached to to the gift. I layered the gift box on a green panel using dimensional dots, then set the panel on a red dotted piece on a white card base. The dots are kind of busy and the colors are pretty bold, but all of the white space behind the panels tones it down a bit.

And, speaking of gifts, if you're still looking for gifts for your crafty friends or for yourself, i {heart} papers is having 12 days of Christmas sales. Each day through December 24, a new sale item will be posted at a steal of a price. Sale items valid until sold out or until Christmas Day, whichever comes first! (Sorry, no restocks or rainchecks!)

Materials Used: 
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler and Birthday Buddies stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Lady Bug ink, Doodlebug Design North Pole 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); bow die (Lil’ Inker Designs); tag die (My Favorite Things); bells (Michaels)


  1. Lori, your card is so festive. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  2. Love the fun colour choice! Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us at CASology this week!

  3. fantastic take on the cue word!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!


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