January 13, 2011

Birthday Cards & Tags

Hi friends. Welcome to the second group post this month from Papertrey Ink. Today we're celebrating all sorts of birthdays celebrations. Each member of the Design Team has a special card and tag idea to show you today.

For my project, I chose a teenage girl's birthday. Josey will be 14 this summer and it will mark a time of new beginnings. If you have a special, teenage girl with a birthday coming up why not make a very special gift wrap and tag for her. For my sack, I pulled a pretty sack and tissue from my gift wrap stash.
I then created a beautiful card and tag to coordinate with it. For my card, I created a background using Happy Spots patterned paper, a Dainty Doily and stamped numbers on Clearly Creative Cardstock. The new Limitless layers 2.5" plain circle die cut through the clear cardstock like butter.
On top of that I used Papertrey butterfly dies to create a fun felt and paper accent, adorned with green rhinestones. Machine stitching secures the butterflies, clear circle and doily to the patterned paper.
I used die cut numbers from the new By the Numbers Die Collection coming out this month on the 15th. Oh how I love these big numbers. The circles with the cupcakes stamped on them are punched tags I made using the new 2011 Birthday Tags stamp set. These circles take on a background look when adhered under other elements and then stitched to the patterned paper. Baker's twine finishes off the card front.
For the inside of my card, I used sentiments from Big Birthday Wishes. Another great set debuting this month that features sentiments that coordinate with the By the Numbers Die Collection. Another stamped circle punch was adhered inside too. A strip of patterned paper features a fun edge made by using a new Edger die.
For the tag, I used more of the same supplies as for the card and adhered all my elements to the new Tag Sale #3 die. This tag features a dotted embossing line that is added right when you die cut the tag. It also has a separate tag topper that adds added reinforcement and color to the tag.
I can't wait to find the perfect present to tuck into this fun gift sack for Josey. Another tip: My girls love to give out gifts to all their pre-teen/teenage friends. Stocking up a few cards and sacks like this will make you the coolest mom ever. Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Check out these Design Team blogs to see what birthday surprises the girls have in store for you:

13 comments:

Chilispice said...

Hi, Michelle. Long time fan here. I want to say that I admire that you are true to your style. You stick with it and still always make it new. You start with foundations and build up from there. THAT is exactly what I want to learn how to do!! Thank you for your inspiration. This is the ultimate blog.

Tiff said...

WOW! You have done an amazing job with just two colors! So much dimension and interest!

Sharon Keanly said...

Beautiful work. Just love those colours.

Mirja said...

Ou I love that card..It is so pretty and beautiful..

Hugs,
Mirja

Gabby said...

Your card/tag/bag--all beautiful in blue! I love the creative layers and the "happy" in them! :)

Mariah said...

Definitely the coolest mom ever! What a beautiful project-true Mishy style. Love it and I know your daughter will too!

marlene kiley said...

Marlene said: I love the tags, great idea. thanks for sharing your ideas

Elaine A said...

Michelle -

I love how you've coordinated everything. Your daughter is going to love this!

Elaine Allen

Miss Kathy said...

Love Papertrey dies...the tags, limitless layers, edgers and these new numbers. Beautiful examples here.

Anne said...

So,so pretty! I love the soft colors and the 14's proudly displayed all over the card:)

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Love the colors..great ideas--I have a birthday daughter next week--so I will return for some ideas when I make her card. thank you....ksh

Amy said...

Michelle, I ADORE the card you made for Josey! So many fun elements and they all blend together beautifully! I love the numbers on the clear cardstock...what a fun touch!

Jazzie Casas said...

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