I love the bright cheeriness of red with yellow together on a card. Add in flowers, bling and ribbon, and your recipient cannot help but be uplifted when looking at this card.
To make a card like this is quick and easy, even though it might look more complicated.
Grab some gorgeous Designer Series Paper,
cut a small piece and coordinate the rest of the card with the paper.
Red Glossy cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Designer Series Paper
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (retired)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Merry Tags Framelits (retired)
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
Real Red Braided Linen Trim
Sparkly green gems
Fold a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of glossy red cardstock in half (or Poppy Parade) and crease it well with a bone folder.
Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" and mount that to a piece of coordinating cardstock that measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Add this to the card base about 3/4" from the top of the card.
Use a die to cut a tag with a hole in the top from white cardstock. If you don't have a die like this, you can use a circle die and punch a hole in the top.
In black ink, stamp a sentiment that fits the tag well.
Thread a 5" piece of matching ribbon through the hole in the top of the tag and tie it off with a piece of baker's twine or some other narrower trim. Tie this into a bow.
Trim the ends of the ribbon to opposing points.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add this to the card so the bottom of the tag is about 1/2" from the bottom of the card.
If desired, add two sparkly coordinating embellishments to the tag.
I realize that, in the crafts that I present on my blog, often certain elements are retired. While that can be frustrating if you don't have that particular item in your stash, there is ALWAYS something else that can be substituted. My intent is to simply get your creative juices flowing and hope to inspire you to try to make something similar. Remember, it is always important to march to your own drummer, and create something that is YOU. I am here for inspiration.
You have not failed until you quit trying.
- Gordon B. Hinckley -