G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! What do you do when your creative mojo is running low? My remedy is to organize my stash. Inevitably, while I am tidying up the studio or organizing papers, i will find something that jump starts my creativity and before you know it, poof! I’m back up and running. That’s what happened with this G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card. As I was organizing the remnants of this retired collection, I saw a card in the pile, so quick as a wink, I put it together.
G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card: Lots of Layers
Layering this card up is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
- Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of designer paper on cream cardstock. If you like wider borders on your cards, cut the panel to 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.
- Now, layer up scraps of the blue print and the black diamond print. No size for these…just use what you have in your scraps and trim them so that they fit.
- Then, adhere a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card on the diagonal. Adhere the 3 circle icons on the left.
- Next, trim out the blue tag from another ephemera card. Top this with another sentiment panel, a bow, flower, and some cute little travel themed charms. Adhere a chipboard tab to the back side of the tag before adding to the base. You will need to add dimensionals to the back of the tag to level it.
- Insert a compass brad inside a Tim Holtz Compass Coin and adhere on top of the posies.
- Add a little border strip.
G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card: A Peek Inside
Clearly, I used up a ton of scraps on the inside of this card. Add pockets and inserts to turn this into a gift. The little G45 Tag and Pocket combo is a great spot to stash a little cash.
The larger pocket holds a tag that can double as a bookmark. Note: this is the same tag design I used on the front. I just altered it by layering a sentiment panel on top of the original sentiment. The back of the ephemera card is a great spot to add a personal greeting.
If you need a tutorial for making a pocket on a card, you can check out my Papercrafting 101 Tutorial: Pockets on YouTube. And if you’d like more ideas for working with this classic G45 Collection, look HERE. Some of these projects are a great way to use up scraps, too!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!