Authentique “Fabulous” Retro Style Birthday Card

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card for RRR

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  March is nearly over!  How did that happen so fast?  I have one last Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club project to share with you.  My sweet sister in law had a birthday this month, and I made this retro style birthday card especially for her.  Becky is one of my favorite people in the whole world.  She has the greatest laugh, tells the best stories, and throws the best parties ever!  So I went “all out” on this fun “If the Crown Fits, Wear It!” card.

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1Isn’t this a fun color palette?  It takes me back to the 50’s!  Tropic Taffeta Ribbon steals the show on this fun card made with Authentique’s Fabulous paper collection. Ivory Burlap string makes the greatest loopy bows and I just can’t seem to stop using it!

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This is one of my famous “chunky” cards.  In fact, it was so chunky, I had to devise a magnetic closure to keep it shut!  To dress up the closure, I added some cute wood icons.  Becky and I share a private joke about coffee and doughnuts.

A Peek Inside this retro style birthday card

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3I really had a ball on the inside of this retro style birthday card.  You’ll find 2 pockets filled with birthday goodies.

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4Do you ever get lost in the details when you are creating?  Yeah, that happens to me all the time.  But I’m kind of glad I followed the muse this time, because I super love these little tags tied onto the tiny clothes hanger.  Are they cute or what?

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5For the large pocket, I stamped a series of birthday wishes onto primitive white cardstock.  Then I added a little doodle art to the edges and text.  Next I matted the wishes on pretty teal cardstock.

Remember poodle skirts?  This cute little 3×4 journal tag is matted and backed with magnetic paper so that Becky can display it on her fridge. And there has to be chocolate in the pocket of this retro style birthday card or it wouldn’t be from me!

This was such a fun card to make, and Becky loved receiving it in the mail.  There is just nothing as personal as receiving a hand made card in the mail on your birthday.  I even managed to get it there on time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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8 thoughts on “Authentique “Fabulous” Retro Style Birthday Card

  1. Rosemary

    I have a friend’s birthday coming up and was stumped on creating her special card. This one has given me so many ideas…I love it! Thanks, Kathy!

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  2. Jenny L.

    Hi Kathy,
    oh my word I love this wonderful card and your superb design.
    This could also be a Moter’s Day card too as we in the UK celebrate it in March.
    I love all the wonderful papers used and your designs are just outstanding and so very imaginative too.
    Love all your extra little elements you attach as well.
    Especially the chocolate bar mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!.
    I store all your posts in my email folder to peruse at when I have more time.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  3. Jan Isaacs-Wade

    I just love the mid century vibe! That is what attracted me to your creations initially! You inspire me daily and I thank you for it! Have a great weekend Kathy.

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  4. Marie Powers

    This is so darn cute! I love all things Retro. It takes me back to my favorite place in time. I am lucky to have lived in the 50’s. Keep up the great work, I look forward to opening my mail every morning and finding something from you.

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  5. Linsey Rickett

    So so pretty, Kathy!! I love the front with the adorable donut, coffee and crown atop her head! And the inside, well, it’s just very special and fabulous. That cherry print poodle skirt alone is enough to make me giddy! Your cards are never merely cards. You create a small masterpiece and every detail is so enjoyable to gaze upon and get inspiration from. Becky is sure to cherish this gorgeous work of art for always. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!! xoxo

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  6. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, OH! MY! what a lovely birthday card. She is certainly crowned with this creation. So many accents, to bring joy an love. A special birthday for a special person…….have a good week-end.

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  7. Helen

    This is such a fun card. I can’t believe that I saw this paper set just today at the local Scrap Stamp Art Tour! A coincidence? I think not. Thanks for sharing this delightful birthday card.

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