Thursday, April 26, 2012

Zinnia Flower Happy Birthday Card

Inspiration for a great card design is all around us.  Today's inspiration came from the many flowers starting to fill the yards with color.  The Zinnia is a wonderful summer flower and the Zinnia Flower Happy Birthday card is bright and cheerful.  I like to have several birthday cards on hand to give to family and friends.  This card makes a great addition to my stash.

Supplies used: White cardstock, pink cardstock, lime green cardstock, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Sizzix embossing folder (Flower Vine & Twizzle Set, 656799), Fiskars edge punch (Upper Crest), flower stickers by Martha Stewart Crafts (Dimensional Zinnia Stickers, M355004), Hero Arts clear stamp (Classic Messages, CL414), and Stampin' Up! classic stampin' pad in Lucky Limeade (122935).

Zinnia Flower Happy Birthday Card Directions:
  1. Make card from white cardstock or used ready made card.  Finished size: 4" x 5.5".
  2. Trim pink cardstock and adhere.
  3. Trim white cardstock, emboss using the Sizzix Texture Boutique machine, and adhere to card.
  4. Edge punch green cardstock strip, start with a strip 2.75" wide.  Layer with white cardstock and adhere.
  5. Adhere flower stickers, stamp sentiment, layer, and adhere.
This design would also work great for other sentiments, thank you, thinking of you, hello, and best wishes.  If you don't like Zinnia's pick another flower.  If you don't want to use stickers, stamp a flower image.  Making a few changes can change the look of the card.  Have fun!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this design, simple but really cute. I was actually browsing for ideas for my next printable birthday cards and stumbled on this page. I really like how you made those flowers perfectly fit for the birthday card. Thanks for sharing ;-) Keep posting!

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  2. Lovely and incredibly versatile; I can see it with pointsettas for Christmas time too!

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