More Than All the Fish in the Sea

More Than All the Fish in the Sea Birthday Card with Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea

Hello, Friends!  Making cards for “tweens” can be a real challenge.  They’re too old for cutsie wootsie themes, and young enough that they want to receive a card that’s hip and cool.  I think I might have found the perfect remedy for this dilemma!  Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection is filled with fun images and a steampunk vibe that fills the bill perfectly.  See what you think of this More Than All the Fish in the Sea Birthday card with pockets.

More than all the fish in the sea birthday card Kathy by Design 01This vibrant color palette is a perfect match for Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding.  This double layer bow pops off the page with rich Noble Peacock Seam Binding and vivid Orange Seam Binding.  It’s a color pairing that even a mermaid would love!  The bows were a cinch to tie with the help of my Zutter Bow-it-All-Tool.  I don’t know what I would do without it!  Bonnie has it on sale, so now is a great time to check it out, along with all the great ribbon tying tutorials on YouTube.

More than all the fish in the sea birthday card Kathy by Design 02This copper starfish charm really catches the eye when topped with the same beautiful ribbons.  By the way, seam binding is one of the easiest ribbons to work with, so if you are just beginning your ribbon tying journey, you might want to give it a try.  You can find it in a rainbow of colors at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I buy the white and cream by the spool so I can custom dye it to match any project.

More than all the fish in the sea birthday card Kathy by Design 03The party continues inside the card where I’ve layered more gorgeous papers and added a little gift envelope that’s just the right size to hold a cash gift, earrings or other small treasure.  I just love how these colors work together to create a sunny, happy birthday card that would work for tweens, teens and adults alike.

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5 thoughts on “More Than All the Fish in the Sea

  1. Marie Powers

    This is beautiful. I love how you decorate all of the sides of the card. So happy you are on Graphic45 dream team and that I found you!

  2. Sara Emily

    Kathy, I have to agree that tweens are tough to design a card for, but you certainly nailed it! This is just another “Wow” creation–love how you seem to arrange those papers so effortlessly! And your ribbons and bows are the perfect finishing touch!

    HUGE congratulations on being chosen for the Graphic 45 Team–you are a match made in Heaven, and I simple could NOT see them passing you up! Wonderful, wonderful news! Hugs!

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