Monday, May 10, 2010

Simple Birthday Cards

Happy Monday ~

Hope all you wonderful, hard working mum's had a terrific Mother's day yesterday! I spent some time in my craft room re-organising! I had a real feeling of achievement which is always good :o)

Just popping in to show you a couple of really quick and simple cards. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Big Shot Top Note die? Well I LOVE it! Just perfect for filling a space, and when I need to knock up a card in 10 minutes it's the first thing I reach for.

This first card is for gorgeous kid's teacher, she celebrated her birthday yesterday. I used Tangerine Tango, with a little So Saffron ink. That's a tissue flower (yep as in cheap tissue wrap). I layered about 10-12 pieces of tissue and cut a variety of different sized Nestie dies, then crumpled the tissue/flower pieces up in my hand then layered the different sizes, pierced a brad through the centre and inked them. Simple! Not sure I'm happy with the amount of white space on this card, but not really sure how to fix it, should have positioned my flower higher perhaps, unfortunately it's not budging now as is well and truly stuck!

Apologies for the dark pics - the weather didn't want to cooperate with me when I took these, will try for a brighter one later.

Edited to add - got a better pic of the second card, but as the first card has already gone to the birthday girl it will just have to stay 'dark' on here :o)

The second card is the same using Ruby Red and Soft Suede. This time I've used a larger tissue flower which solves the 'too much white space' problem lol. Both cards honestly took all of 10 mins to make so next time you're in a hurry and don't have a plentiful card stash give one of these a go.
Well my friendly courier man has just delivered my most anticipated recent ebay purchase - Well Scripted! Love the fancy swirls in this sentiment set...I'm off to play!


  1. I really love your beautiful flowers - your so creative :)

  2. I agree, loving those flowers!!!

  3. great flower, and awesome card!

  4. Holey Smoley I LOVE those flowers!!!!!


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