March is International Craft Month, and I am kicking off this month’s Celebration with a stamping project. Throughout the month will be more new ideas using lots of crafty things. In conjunction with Quilt Shop Gal, a number of bloggers will be sharing crafting ideas this month, particularly today. Read all the way to the bottom for a huge giveaway opportunity! To start the month of crafting projects, today I want to show you this Tri-Fold Birthday card.
These stock cards come in packages of 10 with envelopes at the local craft supply store. It has been difficult to come up with a good design, so I put them aside for a long time. I do like the little window, so I decided to pull together several elements to make the three sections work together. I made this design initially for my MIL’s birthday, then I needed another one quick so used the same design a few days later.
I started by centering a cute saying in the window of the card.
Using a black piece of throw-away paper, I masked off the under section of the card so I could use a large stamp on the second fold.
I inked up a large flower with purple ink, and stamped the image. I put the word ‘smile’ at the top.
I colored the flower with chalk pastels, and added a butterfly.
On the front, I stamped ‘Celebrate’ at the top. You can see how the flower in the second section makes a pretty border on the sentiment visible from the inside.
I added purple and yellow ribbons down the left side, and began putting scallop circles at the bottom.
On the last circle, I stamped a little pansy.
Of course, my personal stamp goes on the back, this time with a little butterfly.
Inside has the cute candle sentiment, and Happy Birthday.
A few days later, I needed another one for a special family member to go with an old photograph. So, having only a little time, I just did another one in the same basic design.
This time I used a rose inside the second fold.
Getting out the pastel chalks again, I colored the rose yellow.
Then added a little butterfly.
The yellow ribbon has little dots on the yellow, and I used green satin ribbon with it.
Five scalloped circles in two sizes complete the front, with a butterfly accent. Celebrate is stamped at the top.
As usual, my personal stamp goes on the back, this time in green.
As I did with the first card, I also put a stamp on the envelope to dress it up a bit.
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Now for the prize news and Blog Hop! We have nine bloggers participating with this fabulous Celebrate International Craft Month blogger event. So, let’s Bee Creative! Thanks to Quilt Shop Gal, our hostess for this great event, Aurifil, Timeless Treasures, Martingale, Dragon Threads, The Wooden Bear, and more have all confirmed donation of prizes, most of which will ship directly and be open to international participants. So, click on a Rafflecopter giveaway , and then visit these fun blogs for even more entries.
Marian – Seams to be Sew: http://www.seamstobesew.com
Patty – Elm Street Quilts: www.elmstreetquilts.com
Cheryl – Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting: http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/
Barb –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb: www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
Vanda – Quilt in Piece: http://chittenden.co.za
Julie – Pink Doxies: www.pinkdoxies.com
Carol – Fun Threads Designs: www.funthreads.blogspot.com
Carole – You are Here! From My Carolina Home
Darlene – QuiltShopGal: www.quiltshopgal.com
Are you crafting or stamping this month?
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