Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wonderful Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back! I have a Wonderful Birthday Card to share with you today. A nice bright yellow, purple and green kind of Wonderful. The paper used here is from Kaiser Craft and it’s both the front and back of one design called Lilac Avenue. I also happened to have a small stamp of the same type of flower, and as I made a mess on the sentiment while sponging with dirty fingers, it was lucky I had that stamp to cover up the mess!!!


I’ve hand made some flowers to match using cardstock and my hand crimper. Very easy to do, simply concertina fold a strip of card or paper and pinch at one end to make a fan shape. Cover the base and glue some stamens in behind them. The sentiment is a free digi from Birds Cards and I’ve sewn a couple of layers together underneath it.


The Stampin Up little leaves sizzlit came in handy and I used green cardstock and faux stitching around the edges of the leaves. I then used the peice of cardstock the leaves were cut from as a template to draw stitched leaves onto the dp for the inside of the card. A flower was punched from the corner to reveal the next layer colour.

My only gripe with this card, was that I used the sentiment in the wrong direction on a gate folded card base and I cannot stand this card up and read it at the same time! 

Oh well, nothing is perfect. 
It does kind of look a bit weird standing the right way up lol!


I hope you like it – boo boos and all.

I’ll enter for the following challenges:-

Card Crafters Circle this week has an inspiration photo to use – which is what I did. The bright yellow and the flowers came from this.
Hiding in My Craft Room is Bringing on Spring
Our Creative Corner – Over the Edge
Card Makin Mamas – Birthday
Two Sisters – Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - I won't be back for a week now as we are expecting my niece to give birth any day - she has had early labor pains and they are keeping her in the hospital to try and keep bub in a bit longer. She is 8 weeks too soon! Keep an eye out for the baby card and photos to come - very exciting times!


Tui Nathan

Oh my goodness ... what a wonderful card ... your flowers are super and they add such dimension and texture in a fabulous way ... love to this fancy shaped card ...perfect in every way!
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Tammy Ortiz

The embellishments are amazing, The colors are bright and cherry. I love the design. Great JOB
Hugs Tammy

hey reminder candy is still on the site till 3/10/12 come on over and sign up.


Stunning design and gorgeous card! Love the details you layered and the way they are placed.
Thanks for joining us for the Our Creative Corner! Hope to see you again next week


This is a wonderful melding of colour! I love how your stamp on your sentiment brings together the flowers in the paper! Thanks so much for sharing at Card Crafter's Cirlce! I love to see you!


Oh my, you did a fantastic job with those colours! The flowers are just gorgeous, and you put such great detail in here...well done, and thank you for joining our challenge at Card Crafter's Circle...good luck!
Good luck to your niece, and bubs, too!


ooh like the flowers, interesting effect with the paper crimper!

Dr Sonia S V

I love those flowers of yours and loved it when you used them in an earlier card too


Trish and Treasure

Hi Vicki,
What a lovely Birthday card! Adorable and I LOVE the Kaisercraft flower designer paper you used. So creative with your flowers and great the way you fold it! Thanks for playing in the Flower Photo Inspiration challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. So glad you could join us again!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team


WOW so that colour combo!!!


Love it! Fabulous colours, and that is one of my favourite Kaisercraft paper sets! Thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle this week!


what a clever card! I love the fold! and those colors are so pretty together! your paper blossoms are simply pretty!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC


what a clever card! I love the fold! and those colors are so pretty together! your paper blossoms are simply pretty!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC