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a trio of birthday cards

The summer always comes with a flurry of birthdays in quantities too vast for me to make cards for everyone (at the moment, in any case). However, I did manage to make three for some members of my family.

First up is a sort of 3D-present-with-ribbons card which I made for my sister-in-law. I’m still making my way through the Hobbycraft card selection, which I’ve used for all the cards – this one used a pink one. Next, I cut out a square from a sheet of the Papermania: Rose Garden set, and used some adhesive foam pads to set it out from the card. I put a couple of ribbons through (cut out of new clothes) and then used the October Afternoon: Boarding Pass stickers to spell out ‘Happy Birthday’.

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The second card was for my brother, using a blue card from the Hobbycraft card pack. I wanted to keep it relatively simple, so just opted for two rectangles of paper from the Pink Paislee: Indigo Bleu set, one of which I set out with foam pads. I then used the BasicGrey: Serenade stickers for the ‘Happy Birthday’. Finally, I felt it needed something else, so I cut some of the pattern out from one of the Indigo Blue papers to make three little flower details, and then stuck them in a line with foam pads. Who says men can’t enjoy flowers?

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The final card was for my niece, using a pink card and some squares of paper from the K Co: Sparkly Sweet and Papermania: Rose Garden sets. Then I used some fabric squares sent to me by my lovely friend Mary and some from a Moda charm pack: Birds and Berries set that was a birthday gift from Cheryl at The Cake Escape, and cut out butterfly shapes. I put a couple of stitches into each butterfly to attach them to the card and then used some beads from Panduro for the antennae.

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And that’s the trio! Things will be a bit birthday light for the moment, but hopefully I’ll get some more opportunities to make cards soon.

Love, Cosycrafter

© Cosycrafter 2013

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