A Trio of Birthday Cards for RRR

A Trio of Birthday Cards for RRR

Hello, Friends!  Hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday!  It seems like no matter how many birthday cards I make, I always need more.  So I’m just popping in today with a trio of birthday cards that will hopefully give you some fresh ideas for your own birthday card stash.

Cream on Cream Birthday Card
Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Cream on Cream Vintage Birthday Card/Kathy by Design

This first card is made with a vintage image that I found in my stash.  I embossed cream cardstock, then sponged it lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The card was pretty, but looked very plain until I added the Two-Tone Brown Sweetheart Blossoms and a lightly inked white cosmos blossom.   The little birthday banner was cut out with Tim’s Tattered Banners die.

I’ve Got the Blues Birthday Card
Betsy's Couture Birthday Card/Kathy by Design

Betsy’s Couture Birthday Card/Kathy by Design

It’s no secret that I love my gingham ribbon, and this gorgeous blue, gold and ivory plaid ribbon was the perfect accessory for this well dressed lady!   The paper and ephemera are from Betsy’s Couture from Kaiserkraft.

Rootin’ Tootin’ Six Gun Shootin’ Birthday Card

Annie Oakley Birthday Card/Kathy by Design

Annie Oakley Birthday Card/Kathy by Design

The third card in this trio of birthday cards is this sassy Annie Oakley birthday card.  I had been asked to make a birthday card for a gal who loved cowboys and the color blue.  So I pulled out some gorgeous Noble Peacock Seam Binding and worked it up with some papers and goodies from October Afternoon’s Sarsaparilla collection.  I used a vintage photo of Annie Oakley on the card front along with a cute button flower that I finished off with a teeny tiny Burlap String bow.  The inside is fun, too:

Annie Oakley Card 02I just computer journaled the sentiment onto one of the ephemera cards in the collection.  Fun, right?

I tied all the bows with my trusty Zutter Bow-it-All tool.  It seems like no matter what kind of ribbon I’m working with, the bows turn out great!

So that’s three birthday cards with fabulous ribbon and trim down…only about a gazillion left to go!

Thanks for stopping by!





4 thoughts on “A Trio of Birthday Cards for RRR

  1. LuvtoKraft

    Normally, my favorite would be the cream on cream birthday card, but the spunk of the sassy Annie Oakley just tickles me. Showing my age here, but I’ve loved her since I was a little, little girl. Thanks, Kathy!

  2. Angela Hartley

    If Graphic 45 does not put you on their design team there is a huge problem somewhere!!! every single thing you make is superb!!! Blessings!!!

  3. soozyb2013

    I really like the “cowgirl” card. Happy trails for sure! I used to have horses and enjoyed riding every day when I was in my teens! Miss having a horse, I love everything about them, so the cowgirl one reminds me of all the fun times I had growing up! Thanks for that one Kathy.

  4. Elaine

    Loving your Trio of cards Kathy, i especially like the Time to celebrate,
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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