One of the most popular reasons to send or give a handmade card, and probably the ones we turn to most often, birthday cards obviously come in all shapes, sizes and themes.
Suz wanted to have a play with the WeR Memory Keepers Sew Easy system, and here she used two different designs to create intricate stitching on a card. She was surprised at how quickly and easily these little panels stitched up, and we think you’ll be suddenly be seeing more handstitching with the help of the WeR tool in her work! Suz combined BasicGrey Picadilly papers and Martha Stewart Punches to complete the cards.
Chris decided to create some fun and eye catching cards using the Hero Arts 'You're the best' stamp set. There are so great sentiments with the stamp set that can be used for birthday cards or for cards of encouragment. Chris used the Echo Park Runway Collection which looks stunning agains the white cardstock which she has embossed with Sizzix Textured Impressions embossing folder.
The Hero Arts 'You're the best' stamp set and Echo Park Runway collection is also fantastic for male birthday cards. What man doesn't love being told they are 'No.1' on their birthday!?
When Janine was asked to create some Birthday cards for the blog, she immediately knew she wanted to make some children's birthday cards and with 4 boys, she went for a more boyish theme! When creating cards for kids you do not want to spend a lot of time on them, they need to be simple and effective since children don't posess the appreciation of an adult for hand crafted cards.
What Janine loved most with this is that it took 3 different products (Hero Arts Stamp set, My Minds Eye 6x6 paper book and a pack of Sassafrass Chipboard, plus several sheets of cardstock) and she was able to create 12 unique cards!! Every piece of chipboard was used and only 2 sheets of paper were left in the paper book, making this an economical set of 12 cards as well!
Over on the Crate Paper blog, these beautiful feminine cards by Sarah Martina showcase the new Pretty Party range.
Heidi Sonboul from American Crafts when super modern with this cute birthday card which is generic enough to work for either a male or female birthday. She flipped a triangle quilt design for a cute twist, and used a bright colour with the dark grey to make them pop.
From Cosmo Cricket, Debbie Olsen created this gorgeous card using the Twenty-Three collection.
Finally, check out these gorgeous ideas from the October Afternoon blog. All three completely different looks have been created with their new Cakewalk collection.