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Slimline Butterfly Garden Birthday Cake

Asuka Time to Celebrate Butterfly Birthday Cake Slimline Card Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

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.
Sweet Details

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card

Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card with Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time to party at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  The theme for our new challenge is “Celebrate”.  Once again, I’ve pulled out pretty ribbons from the Pink & Green Mix Ribbon Club Assortment.  This time I’ve paired it up with “oldie but goodie” Graphic 45’s Time to Celebrate collection.  I think you’re going to love the way these ribbons enhance my Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration card.

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1Polka dots and little girls belong together, don’t you agree?  I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a triple loop bow with cheery Pink and Green Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2To add a little party sparkle, I topped it with a metallic silver string bow.  I found these pretty pink and green ribbons in my button stash and added them to the mix along with some pretty coral posies.

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3A Time to Celebrate chipboard tag was cut in half and tucked in above and below the focal image.

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4Just a hint of Stardust Stickles add glam to the balloon and birthday cakes.  I also tucked a snippet of Pink & Green Chevron Grosgrain ribbon under a plaid wooden button.

Let’s Look Inside Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5The inside of this card functions as a mini folio.  Two sets of pockets hold little folders where photos from the birthday party can be mounted.

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6A trio of photo mounts are held together with a slip off belly band.  The striped folio has a space for journaling on the cover.  These will  hold 4×6 photos.

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7Use the mini tag and pocket to write a personal greeting to the birthday girl.  There’s room to tuck a gift card or cash gift in the pocket, too.

When you work with pretty papers and ribbons you feel like spring came early!  I hope I’ve added some sunshine to your day with this Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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