Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  This cheery Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card folio is a gift and a card all in one.

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Sweet and fresh as a spring day, this card is also quick and easy to put together.

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the green check paper on a slightly larger layer of pink cardstock.  Then mat a second time on olive green cardstock.
  • Then stitch the layers together on your sewing machine.  Throw in a few zig-zag stitches just for the fun of it!
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of the green leaf pattern.  Stitch this onto a slightly larger layer of the green cardstock.
Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio: Finishing Touches

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

  • Fussy cut around the white line on the sentiment panel.  This little detail makes all the difference in the world.

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

  • Place foam tape or waste chipboard behind the sentiment panel and adhere to the card.  This simple step adds loads of dimension.
  • Now, from the sticker sheet, find “Fresh Flowers”, the pink rain boots and the “Beautiful Day” circular sentiment. Add these to the card as seen in the photo.
  • Adhere a cluster of flowers along the left hand side of the sentiment.
  • Tuck in a bow tied with Pink Plaid Ribbon.
  • Place a mini binder clip on the right hand side of the sentiment panel.  Tie a bit of pink burlap string around the post.
Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

Create a little sentiment panel from a scrap of the pink cardstock.  Punch two holes through the left hand side.  Then run a bit of ribbon through the holes and tie a vintage silver spoon in place.

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo  05

For the pocket on the bottom, create a little treat wallet.  Tuck in a tea bag, chocolate and honey stick.  Now you’ve got a unique and lovely birthday gift.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so,, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  To see more projects made from this Carta Bella Spring Market Collection, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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12 thoughts on “Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

  1. Helen

    This card is classically Kathy–but always with a unique touch, like the way you’ve attached the spoon this time. I’m awed by how you always seem to come up with some new little twist to an element, design, or embellishment, Kathy. There’s always something more to learn from you. tfs

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  2. Sara Emily Barker

    A card sweeter than sugar, Kathy! I love the papers and you’ve really brought them to lift with your stitching on the front and with the spoon and bow on the little folders and pockets inside. Another wonderful Kathy folio! Hugs!

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  3. lynn legge

    Kathy this card is so beautiful…love the patterns..and those boots…swoon
    the sentiment is precious….big ladybug hugs…have a wonderful week my friend

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  4. Martie Rollin

    Lovely refreshing card for a perfect day out here in Kelso, WA! To add a bit more vintage, what about adding 3 of those buttons from that jar? This card definitely brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

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  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a precious card/folio! This paper collection is one of my favorites. I love the contrast of the sentiment on the front with the pretty floral paper background and those gorgeous bows and flowers. And those little garden boots motifs always make me smile. So cute! Also that “today is history” sentiment on the inside is so beautiful and such a perfect one for a birthday. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

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  6. Suzy Q

    Good morning Kathy, How sweet and springy your card is! Luv your pink and white checked bow with those beautiful pink flowers! And the inside ….luv that quote! Beautiful inside and out! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Hugs, Suzy Q

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