My precious granddaughter, Stella, turned 12 a week ago. Being that she was entering the last year known as the tweens, I wanted to make a birthday card that was a little less childish than I have in the past..
It was a fairly ordinary looking card what with the balloons and sequins. But I felt it needed something with just a bit more oomph befitting a girl her age.
I finally came up with the fringe edge to add to the sentiment piece. When Stella opened the card, the expression on her face confirmed my decision. Usually fairly complacent, she actually thrust the card to her mom and said, "Look!"
To make the fringe, I grabbed two of my spools of thick baker's twine from Stampin' Up! in colors that coordinated well with the rest of the card.
I cut the baker's twine into several lengths, oh, I don't know, maybe two inches long. After adhering them to the back side of the birthday greeting in alternating colors, I took a piercing tool to loosen the ends of each of the twine pieces. I then unraveled the ends until they made a nice fringe across the bottom.
Adding the piece to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals allowed the fringe a little bit more free motion than if I'd simply glued it in place.
Happy Birthday, my Stella!