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Happy Birthday to You!
Colorful, fun and festive are words that one would use to describe the perfect birthday card. On a card, your paper, sentiments and embellishments are what set that tone. Creating your own embellishments allows you to combine colorful, fun and festive all in one great medallion. See how Tami Mayberry blends all of these elements together to create a fabulous birthday card.
Tami's birthday card starts with a bright red backdrop and a colorful sentiment. She tops off her card by layering a striped, handmade, accordion-pleated medallion over a neutral circle. She doesn't stop there either. Tami added another handmade, accordion-pleated medallion on the top. The "cherry on top" of this card is an ornate metal flower and pearl. This is one card that is dressed for a party.
Design by Tami Mayberry
- Cardstock: kraft, navy blue, red
- Happy Day 6 x 6-inch paper pad
- Destinations Flash Card printed paper
- Sweet Tooth metal flower
- 3 navy blue self-adhesive pearls
- Shape Up 4-in-1 embossing corner punch
- Dies: Paper Rosette (#656931), Accordion Fold Flowers (#657093), Circles (#657551)
- Die-cutting machine
- Hot-glue gun
- Paper adhesive
Form a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch card from kraft cardstock. Adhere a 5 1/4 x 4-inch piece of navy blue cardstock to card front.
Cut a 5 x 3 3/4-inch piece from red cardstock. Punch top corners as shown; adhere to card front. Attach a pearl to each punched corner.
Die-cut a 3-inch circle from kraft cardstock. Die-cut a Paper Rosette from Flash Card paper. Accordion-fold and attach opposing ends to create a circle. Press down in center and secure with hot glue.
Die-cut two strips from dotted printed paper using desired Accordion Fold Flowers die. Adhere ends together to create one long strip. Accordion-fold and attach opposing ends to create a circle. Press down in center and secure with hot glue.
Layer and adhere kraft circle and rosettes to card front as shown. Attach metal flower and a pearl to layered rosettes.
Cut a 5 x 1 3/8-inch piece from navy blue cardstock and a 5 x 1-inch piece from happy birthday paper. Layer and adhere to card front.
Sources: Paper pad and printed paper from Simple Stories; metal flower from Bo-Bunny Press; self-adhesive pearls from Want2Scrap; corner punch from Fiskars; dies and die-cutting machine from Sizzix.
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