Wednesday, January 23, 2013

For Always Birthday Card

Good afternoon,
Here’s a card I created for a team swap this week.  It’s featuring 4 new products in the Spring and Summer Idea Book. 
For Always is a great black and white paper pack that’s going to be so versatile.  As soon as I get another stamp set called “The Happy Couple” I’m going to swap the sentiment out to make a congrats card for a couple getting married soon.  That’s the great thing about making a card with the sentiment at the bottom.  One design will make unlimited possibilities!
The sentiment is from my favorite stamp set, “Joyful Birthday.”  It’s just four birthday sentiments.  Two are horizontal like the one below.  Two are stacked (Happy above the word birthday).  I used a different stamp image on the Buzz & Bumble card I made last week. 
For Always Birthday card with Girls Rock Flower Artiste Border Black Tulle Ribbon and Claire Assortment
Recognize the flower?  It’s the same one from this blog post with the beautiful and colorful cascading card.    I added a little sparkle to the flower with the new to last fall silver metallic marker.  I just followed the stamped dots around the center of the flower.  I also popped one of these new self adhesive flowers in the middle.  It’s part of the Claire Assortment.  I also added a bitty sparkle to the center.  The black tulle was introduced last fall but I was so busy making Christmas cards, I never had much of a chance to play with it.  It’s very fun and versatile.  You also get 10 yards of it!
For always birthday card CTMH Artiste Art Philosophy Claire Assortment metallic marker and bitty sparkles
I was sneaky when cutting the border from Ruby Cardstock.  It's actually the "belly band" for a card in Artiste.  You'll find it on page 41 of the Artiste hand book under shift-card.  As this is part of a larger project (the card), you'll want to use the Real Dial Size feature on your Cricut.  And at that, it still wasn't quite to the real size.  For this card, I cut it at 2 3/4" tall and it came out about 1 1/2" tall (so much for real dial size).  Then I cut it in half length-wise for the card.  You'll get enough for two cards which I'm all for.  There will be a couple little score marks created as this was supposed to fold around a card. However, they're hardly noticeable and not an issue.

I’m linking this card up to the Close to My Heart color dare challenge blog this week.  Their challenge was “Black & White with a "pop" of One Other Color.”  You can see the rest of the entries here.  
I can’t wait to share these new products with you!  If you’d like an Idea Book, let me know!  They’re free, just pay any shipping!  I’ll even refund their shipping when you place an order over $40!  Click here to request one.

Have a great day!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!! Thanks for sharing your creative genius with us at Color My Heart. We hope you will grace us with your inspiration often!

  2. Wonderful card, Lalia! The pattern on your "belly band" coordinates with the For Always pattern so nicely :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Color My Heart Color Dare--we look forward to having you display your talent with us often!
    :) Marie

  3. Lovely, lovely card with unique use of the stamps. Great going. Thanks for joining the Color my heart challenge this week. Please keep sharing your lovely work.

  4. Love it, Lalia! SO many details, yet clean and simple--how did you do that? ;) I would have NEVER thought to stamp those flowers in black! Very inspiring, thanks! Glad you were able to link up to the Color Dare this week!

    1. It didn't bother me stamping the flower black. Wendy Coffmann's favorite card last year was Black & White. However, making black leaves... that was a different story. It bothered me to see them in a color other than Pear. :o) Have a great day Amie!

  5. Love that flower! Your card design is so simple and stunning. I love it! Thanks for joining in at Color My Heart!


  6. Positively stunning!! Love everything about your card Lalia!! Thanks for joining us at the Color My Heart challenge.