Hi there friends –its Tya here, and it’s my turn up on the blog today to introduce the cutest birthday line! I made 6 cards using the awesome “Birthday Blast” collection. In a time when our world looks a little different, it’s not as easy as it used to be to just run out and purchase a greeting card. So why not whip up a batch of your own, handmade birthday cards to keep on hand and send out when you need to! We always need birthday cards so this collection came at the perfect time!
Let me show you some close ups of each of the six cards I created. Isn’t this color pallet just amazing! I love how bright and brilliant the colors are! And while this collection is themed a little more on the masculine side, you can always substitute some of the icons out and make them more neutral.
Card one features a fantastic element from the Chipboard – the “Party” chipboard makes a great focal point! I layered it on top of one of the 3x4 Journaling cards that also said “Party” on it! It is always fun to see if you can layer up the 3x4 cards with matching embellishments like I did here.
Card 2 has this awesome rocket ship 3x4 card that I layered on top of another 3x4 card to get the small teal border. I also trimmed the green dot paper on the diagonal and it creates a great visual interest to the card. Almost like the rocket is going to blast off the page!
Card 3 is a fun one! I loved the 6x6 Stars Stencil and it made for a fun background paper. I simply used some yellow ink on some white cardstock and then layered up my embellishments on top of that!
Card 4 is one of my favorites of the batch. I love using the Journaling Bits and Pieces to create backgrounds for the other embellishments I use. I used the bright yellow circle Journaling spot and then cut 2 strips of the red balloon side of the “Have a Blast” paper to create a ribbon badge type of look! Look for ways you can turn the most basic shapes like a circle into something fun!
Card 5 again uses a basic shape like a circle, and turns it into a decorative element. I used 4 circles from the Journal Bits and Pieces and layered them on bigger circles. I then placed all four of the circles on my card base with some foam tape and added little stickers to each one. This was super fun to make and I really like how it turned out!
Card 6 is our final card and it highlights some of the fabulous pattern papers that come with the collection. I loved the confetti pattern on the “Yay” paper. Mixed with the red and the plaid paper from the “Wish Big” paper, you have a bright and cheery background to the card. The collection also includes lots of banner type stickers and this fringe one is just one of the many found in the 4x6 Sticker Book! Those sticker books are worth their weight in gold I tell ya! So many great stickers in there that are perfect for card makers! Don’t forget to grab it the next time you make cards!
I hope that I have inspired you to whip up a batch of your own cards using this collection! It is filled to the brim with cute accents, colors and embellishments! I could have created many more cards for sure! Whoever gets your cards will adore them because you took the time to create something for them to make them feel special- that’s what cards are all about in my book! Have a fantastic week and Happy Crafting!