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Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial

Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday, I have a quick and easy Carta Bella Botanical Garden Tutorial to share with you.  Dale’s sister is having a birthday in a few days.  Becky is one of my favorite people on the planet.  She’s funny, kind, loving and easy to be with.  I don’t get to see  her nearly often enough, but when we do get together, laughter is always on the menu.  She loves beautiful flowers, and she has a lot of green accents in her home, so I thought this collection was a good fit for this occasion. It’s wonderful when your sister-in-law is also a friend, isn’t it?

Creating the Layers

Here’s are the measurements for this card.  You can watch me make it in the video tutorial below.

  • First, cut a 7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ panel of cream cardstock.  Score it in half at 5 1/2″ and fold to make a top fold card base.
  • Next, cut a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of green cardstock.
  • Then mat a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the brown dot paper on a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Stitich around the perimeter if desired.
  • Now, cut a 6″ x 4″ mat from cream cardstock.
  • Then mat a 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ panel of the green leaf paper on a 5 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ panel of green.
  • Center and adhere all these layers on the card base.
Add a Focal Image

Now it’s time to add a beautiful focal image.

  • First, cut the floral border strip to 5 3/4″ and adhere as a belly band.
  • Now die cut the Spellbinders Double Halo Oval from cream cardstock.
  • Then use the small oval from the die set to cut out a floral oval. Back this oval with foam tabs, center and adhere.
  • Next, Fussy cut the Beautiful Day bouquet from a 3×4 card.  Back with foam and adhere.

You can’t see it in this photo, but I added some Crystal Clear glitter to the greenery in the bouquet.  In real life, this adds a subtle sparkle to the image.  Now it’s time to add a beautiful bow. This Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin bow is the perfect accent for this card.  Top it with a string bow and a Little Birdie Crafts Renea Moonlight flower.

A few cream pearls, a button and a little key finish things off nicely.

A Peek Inside

The inside is sweet and simple.  I wanted to make something pretty…but quick.  So this design and these measurements could be used with any collection, really.

The top half of the card is a 7″ x 5″ panel of green cardstock topped with a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the creamy floral mix.  Then I added a 6″ x 4″ image as a decoration.

The pocket on the bottom is made with a 7 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ panel of the brown dot pattern.  Score 5 1/8″ and fold to make a pocket flap.  Secure the pocket flap with gussets.  Add a sentiment panel to the back of the 6×4 card so you can write a personal note.  I will tuck in a little chocolate treat, too.

Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this card come together, I hope you’ll enjoy this easy to follow video tutorial.

Well, that’s it for Throwback Thursday this week.   I hope you all find a few moments to make something beautiful today.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




**Please note: Throwback Thursday tutorials use older papers and supplies from our stash.  Some of these items are no longer available for purchase.  I will link when they are.  Thanks for understanding.