Slimline Butterfly Garden Birthday Cake for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Today’s Slimline Butterfly Garden Birthday Cake card kicks off Birthday Season in the Clement household! Between June-September, we celebrate 10 birthdays! All of them call for cards, of course. But they also call for cake! So I’ve featured this pretty Butterfly Garden Cake. The whole thing is tied together with a bodacious Island Blue Diamond Satin Bow from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment.
Your card will always take the cake if you follow some simple designer tips & tricks:
- First, anchor your card base with a ribbon border. Before you add your card front to the card base, wrap it with 1/2″ Scor-Tape and a length of Island Blue Satin Ribbon.
- Next, tie a bodacious double loop bow with a little help from the Bow-it-All Tool.
- Now, top that bow with an Iridescent string bow to add a bit of birthday sparkle.
- Then tuck a few birthday candles behind the bow, just for fun.
- Finally, glue a white chrysanthemum to the top of the bow.
You might think that growing a year older is the best reason to have a birthday. But I happen to think that cake is the better excuse! Here’s how I dressed up this sweet birthday cake.
- First, heat emboss a Reneabouquets Small Butterflies and Roses Chip with Opaque White Embossing Powder.
- Next, fussy cut the birthday cake from a 3×4 card. Back it with foam tape and adhere between the bow and the chipboard.
- Now, cluster up some roses and mulberry flowers around the base of the cake plate.
- Then scatter some beautiful beads around the flower cluster.
- Finally, adorn the cake and the card with lots of tiny butterflies! (linked below)
A Peek Inside
Add a sweet pocket and gift card wallet inside the card. This paper is sooo pretty, I didn’t want to cover it up, so I kept the inside pretty simple.
The gift card wallet is decorated on the inside and has a stripey pocket for a gift card or other small treat.
Do you have a birthday season in your family? Getting this card made leaves me with just 9 more to go! Better get busy!
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
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Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet
Hello, Friends! Today’s Bunny Week make is a super simple Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Card. Once again, I am working with scraps from Memory Place “Peter’s World” paper collection. (Linked below). Like all slimline cards, this one measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. This is a very quick and easy make, fun to give, and easily adaptable for any theme or occasion.
Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Tips and Tricks
- First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of gray cardstock on the long side (landscape orientation) at 3 1/2″, 7″, and 10 1/2″.
- Now fold along the scored lines to form a side opening slimline card base.
- Next, machine stitch the focal image on a panel of 3″ x 8 1/8″ cream cardstock. My panel of designer paper was about 2 3/4″ x 6″.
- Then mat this cream panel on a slightly larger panel of light blue cardstock.
- Now cut a scrap of the carrot pattern to fill in the gap between the focal image and the bottom of the cream cardstock. Back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard and adhere below the focal image.
- Next wrap half a doily around the left hand side of the cream panel. Then decorate the card front with flowers and leaves from your stash. I found another small doily (I think this is an ancient Prima embellishment) .
- Locate the tab that we saved from yesterday’s post. Tuck this between the layers on the right hand side of the card. Affix a resin keyhole here. (Retired Melissa Frances resin)
- Stamp a greeting on a small tab from the paper collection.
- Add some burlap bows and your work is done!
A Peek Inside
Line the inside of the card as seen above. Create a pocket from grey cardstock and adhere it over the 1/2″ flap on the right. Tuck in some teas that match the paper collection. Then hold everything together with a lovely little binder clip.
That’s it! You could easily substitute chocolate for the tea, or mix it up if you prefer.
I have one last bunny project to share with you all tomorrow for Throwback Thursday. I saved the best for last!
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** Please note. Many of the items used in today’s project have been in my stash a long time. I will link to the products I can still find below. You can substitute goodies from your stash for the other items.
- Memory Place Peter’s World Paper Collection
Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card
Hello, Friends! I’m getting this Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card out a bit late this morning. I decided at the last minute to make this Bunny Week on the blog. On Sunday, I shared a Country Bunny card, and I have 2 other bunny cards in the queue. It’s spring, after all, and time to break out the bunnies!
This simple 5 1/2″ square card is all about the embellishments and trims.
- First, stitch a 5×5 panel of Memory Place Peter’s World paper to a slightly larger grey mat.
- Next, mat this on a slightly larger cream mat.
- Now, wrap the base of the card with velvet trim and a layer of pink micro gingham ribbon.
- Adhere button in the center of a mini doily and attach on the left.
- Then add some Prima crystals on the right.
- Create a flower cluster with Little Birdie Marina Amor Mio roses.
- Tie a triple loop pink micro gingham bow and tuck under the flower cluster.
- Attach a tag in the right hand corner of the card. Then add a teapot charm and a bitty teaspoon charm to bring the tag to life. Top with a flower.
TIP: Use a 1/2″ circle punch on the little buttons from the 6×6 paper pack. Top the buttons with a layer of Glossy Accents. Then sprinkle them very lightly with Crystal Clear Glitter. Set aside to dry. Then back with foam dimensionals and adhere above the flower cluster.
A Peek Inside
Here are a couple of easy tips that will add interest to the interior of your card. Since I am working with scraps, I have to get creative in the way I cover a card.
- First, make a “short” paper panel work for you by turning it into a pocket. The height of these two scraps was fine…but the width was short! So I adhered the narrow scrap to the card base first.
- Next, use an oval die to cut a decorative opening in the top layer. Position the die so that the pretty floral border is not eliminated. Save the cut out piece for later use. (You’ll see what I did with this tomorrow!)
- Now adhere the top, bottom and side of the top layer to the card base, forming a pocket. Then tuck a tea bag and tag into the opening.
- Create a little pocket decoration by adhere the sides and bottom of a ticket. Then tuck an even smaller ticket inside the pocket.
These simple tricks help to stretch out a well-loved and much-used paper collection. You can get quite a few more cards made, and liberate papers that are languishing away in the Closet of Shame.
Were these ideas and tips helpful? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Now go get your craft on!