Sunday, 16 March 2014

Birthday Cards!

Hello Bloggers,

I’ve used the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles S5-161 for both cards. I absolutely love these Spellbinders dies and I’m probably going to bore everyone to death by overusing them, but I really, really love them. 

This first card was for my Mother-in-Law, Shirley, for her birthday.

I’ve used (working from the middle die out) dies 3, 4, 6 and 7 from the Radiant Rectangles set. They’ve all been cut from ivory cardstock and embossed.  Die number 3 was very lightly inked with Rangers Dusty Concord Distress Ink, while it was still in the die.

The designer paper is “Violet Bouquet” by Graphic 45. The purple cardstock for the mat is from Bazzill. 

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the JustRite Papercrafts CR-03815 “Grand Sentiments”.

The purple rose is made from Ivory linen paper and the Heartfelt Creations “Vintage Floret Die” HCD727, it has been inked with Dusty Concord ink.

I’ve used organza ribbon and pearls from my stash, along with a headpin and beads from my stash for the decorative pin.

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My second card is also a birthday card, not made for anyone in particular, I just wanted to play with the flowers.

This card uses dies 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. I’ve discarded the outer piece cut from die no. 7. 

I’ve used a lighter blue bazzill cardstock and a white linen cardstock for the various layers.

The sentiment is again from the JustRite Papercrafts CR-03815 “Grand Sentiments” (I love this set, the sentiments are beautiful) stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The blue scrunched flowers have been made from the Heartfelt Creations “Vintage Floret Die” HCD727, inked with distress ink and a pearl in the centre.  The smaller flowers are from a McGill Baby Blossoms Punch and have also been inked with distress inks, the cherry blossom type flower has stamens (held in place with silicone) in the centre. The leaves are punched from what I believe to be an old Carl punch (I bought it second hand) and the wreath leaf is from a Martha Stewart punch.

The pearls are from my stash.

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Shirley’s card has been remade for a class card, we used a bought flower on the class version and the second card is on the list to be used in class.

Thanks for stopping by for a look and please feel free to leave a comment to let me know you’ve been for a look.

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Hi Jenelle, such elegant looking cards, can see why you love this die. Julie x

    1. Thank you Julie, it's definitely in my favorites basket at the moment.......Jenelle

  2. Gorgeous card. Very elegant.