Thursday, January 13, 2011

Birthday Cards & Tags

Hello and welcome to the second Papertrey Ink Group Day post. This time around the Design Team will be showcasing both Big Birthday Wishes and 2011 Birthday Tags sets. (ETA: Due to a grammatical error, the release of the 2011 Birthday Tags set will be delayed approximately 1 week. Watch the Papertrey Ink website for updates.)

I have a few friends (and quite possibly myself, wink!) who will be celebrating their 30th birthday this year. How fitting would it be to create a unique and personal creation for the occasion! Big Birthday Wishes and By the Number Die Collection makes personalizing as easy as 1...2...3..!

For today's card, I impressed a strip of white cardstock with By the Numbers Impression Plate and attached it to a white card base. Then layered a scalloped circle frame (created using Limitless Layers: 2.5" Circle Collection) over a kraft Mat Stack #5. To bling up the numbers for this special occasion, I die cut them from Pink Shimmer cardstock and attached. Stamped the sentiment, from Big Birthday Wishes, onto a strip of vellum and wrapped around the card base. Finished the card off with a few brown rhinestones. When you are in a rush to put something together, at the very last minute, tags are usually the way to go. Here's an idea that can be whipped up in as little time as 10-15 minutes. A Tag Sale #3 die cut from white card stock, which I stamped with leaves from Turning a New Leaf in Spring Moss. Topped it off with a Lemon Tart tag tab and white satin ribbon (using this technique). Offset and attached an Aqua Mist scalloped circle and layered a stamped "Happy Birthday" circle (from 2011 Birthday Tags) on top with dimensional adhesive. I love the perfect simplicity of this tag image. Just enough white space was left above the sentiment, which allows for perfect placement of an embellishment. In this case, I embellished with a couple Lemon Tart buttons and white silk ribbon.

The rest of the Design Team has some amazing inspiration to share with you today. Be sure to stop by and check it out:

  • Nichole Heady
  • Betsy Veldman
  • Dawn McVey
  • Debbie Olson
  • Heather Nichols
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Melissa Phillips
  • Michelle Wooderson
  • Niki Estes
  • Erin Lincoln
  • Jessica Witty

    • Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


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      1. Maile, this is FAB!!!! Cannot wait to see you at CHA :)

      2. What great designs - love them! -Pamela

      3. The colors in your card are sooo pretty!!! And you added the perfect touch of bling, I love it! And I'm also starting to become an even bigger fan of tags, than I was, seeing all these perfect and lovely colorful tags!
        Hugs, Wendy

      4. This is so fabulous Maile. Looked at the other members, all so beautiful.

        xx Anita

      5. Clever card and awesome tag! I'm lovin the colors! :)

      6. Beautiful, simple and elegant projects, as per usual. Just love everything you do!

      7. Marlene said: Love the way you worked the layers with the number. Super!

      8. Wow..that card is stunning! What a lovely lovely card.

      9. Maile -

        As always your projects are spot on! I love that card, love how you added texture to a white on white scheme with the impression plate - wonderful. And that tag is just adorable.

        Elaine Allen

      10. Love the number impression plate and the tag. Such great ideas, pretty too.

        Kathy R

      11. Love your style--simple yet eye catching and beautiful. Your design sense is amazing. Love your card and the tag is just too adorable!

      12. really love your layout with the texture of the impression plate - totally will have to CASE that! :)
        (don't worry, I'll give credit where credit is due!)

      13. All of those numbers are beyond amazing.

      14. So awesome! I love the card and the tag, Maile. So inventive!

      15. Great birthday card, Maile! I used your idea for a 50th birthday card that I needed to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

      16. I'm so behind in visiting your blog, Maile. I just saw the Paper Crafts Mag photo with a large group, including you, at CHA. Hope you're having fun.

        I saw these projects of yours during the PTI countdown and they are stunning!

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