Monday, April 9, 2012

Fabulous Fifties

Have you ever wanted a birthday card that was youthful yet traditional? Well I've got a hint for you. Try making a card like this one.

I started off by selecting a fabulous designer paper from The Best of Brenda Walton paper collection by K&Company. The paper had a variety of beige, tan and white with words like 'happiness', 'memories', 'believe' and other inspirational words. I thought it would look nice when paired with plain mid and chocolate brown textured cardstock from the DCWV Cardstock Neutrals Stack.

Before starting, I decided that since the card would have a circle, I needed a square base card and cut one that was 5" x 5". I then cut a circle with the phrase, Oh Happy Day, on an inside circle from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. After adhering the patterned paper on the front, I placed the circle and the phrase, Oh Happy Day, slightly off centre. I framed the inside circle and phrase with chocolate brown so it wound stand out. After that, I added "50" cut from the Gypsy Font cartridge. I chose a lovely chocolate satin ribbon for the front of the card but I thought a bow would be too much so I just slipped the ribbons though it's own loop and notched the ends.

Sometimes a typical and occasionally fussy card does not suit the upcoming event. In this case, my friend is a vibrant career woman who suited this type of card and not one with unnecessary frills. Simple said it all.


  1. What a super design! The circles on the square base really do look sharp. I'm sure your friend will be delighted!
    I'm a new follower as I'm always thrilled to find fellow Canadian crafters. I'm almost close enough to be a neighbour - from Peterborough!

    Small Bits of Paper

  2. Barb, I don't know how I missed this, it is AWESOME! Love the design. TFS