Time to Celebrate Birthday Card with Pockets

 Time to Celebrate Birthday Card with Pockets for Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge

RRRChallengeBadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today marks the start of a fabby new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog.  The theme this time around is “Celebrations” so I created a frilly, girly shabby chic Time to Celebrate Birthday Card with Pockets.

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card 02See? I told you it was girly!  This Time to Celebrate collection is so gorgeous, but I hadn’t really used it as I was finding it hard to match the pinks in the paper.  Then I found a brand new color of seam binding (it’s pink salmon…perfect, right?) and my dilemma was solved!

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card 04I created a bodacious seam binding bow with a little help from my Zutter Bow-it-All tool then topped it with white iridescent metallic string and a posy from Petaloo.  This metallic string is such a great item to have in your stash, as it picks up on whatever color it’s close to and adds wonderful shine.   It’s frilly and feminine and fun, don’t you think?

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card 03Pastel colors like this can have a tendency to “float away” so it’s important to anchor them with a darker color.  That’s why I used the small brown patterned prints as mats, and that’s why I added a strip of brown plaid ribbon to the composition.  It also covered up the seam where I joined my papers.   I added a circular element to this Time to Celebrate Pocket card by creating a wreath of white leaves and flowers around the birthday girl.  The chipboard button was threaded with a scrap of pink salmon seam binding, and I also invited some copper corners and a white filigree butterfly to the party.

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card: the party’s on the inside!

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card 05I love to decorate the interior of my cards.  I think it adds a special element of surprise because when you open it up, there’s a party going on inside!

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card 06On the top half of the card interior, I cut apart a chipboard envelope to make a gift card holder.  The chipboard tag is embellished with another scrap of seam binding and a natural burlap string bow.

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card with Pocket 08The pocket on the bottom half contains a sweet little tag that I’ve decorated with images from the collection and more seam binding, metallic string and a metal charm.  This Time to Celebrate Birthday card is ready to party!

Now it’s YOUR turn to join the fun!  Create your own celebration project using ribbon or trim and link it up on the RRR Challenge Blog!  I can’t wait to see what you make!  And be sure to check out today’s RRR Blog post for loads of inspiration from the rest of the team.  You’ll be glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by!



5 thoughts on “Time to Celebrate Birthday Card with Pockets

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, your card is one fun fabulous make! I love those papers and the seam binding and iridescent string does pick up those adjacent colors so well. Yes, a must have! You always put so many fun details into your work, and I just love the tiny white butterfly, and the way your twisted up the seam binding at the top of that tag. There is a party going on here! Wow! Love it! Big hugs, my friend!

  2. Pamellia

    Wow Kathy, this is fantastic!! I love all the papers and that sweet sweet image! Salmon coloured seam binding, count me in, love it! The iridescent string is just lovely too, my wish list is getting longer by the minute. So many wonderful details. Love the little fishtail banners peeking out at the top, and the white filigree butterfly is amazing! Stunning card my friend. hugs 🙂

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