Did you enjoy your Christmas holiday? I certainly hope you enjoyed some drama free time with your friends and family.
Besides Christmas cards, I think birthday cards are ones I utilize the most. I'm always happy to have one on hand. That's why I chose the sentiment from this month's Soda-lighted stamp set, but you could replace the sentiment and make a card like this for any occasion.
I created a pocket by only adhering glue on three sides of the blue cardstock (bottom half of the card). That way I could add some tags and a gift card to the front of the card. I created a tag by using the postcard die cut and stapling on the banner strip from the kit. I covered up the staple by adhering on some punched circles.
The top edge of the Soho Garden paper pad is printed with a strip of a coordinating pattern. It makes a really cool border and I wanted to find a way to use this strip in my design.
I ended up taking a 1" circle punch and punching circles along the top of my scraps from this month. So I can tell you that no whole pieces of patterned papers were sacrificed in the making of today's card.
I lined up the bi-colored circles on my cardstock, added partial circles along the edges and trimmed them down to size. This was a lot easier than gluing patterned strips onto cardstock, then punching through double layers of paper to achieve this two toned look. Waste not, want not.
I finished by stamping my sentiment directly onto the twill ribbon with Staz-on ink.
All the components of the card are created from this month's Fresh Baked Kit, Sodas in Soho. Just open a pack and add water, I mean, ink.
That's my last project for December. I'll be seeing you all again real soon in January.
Thanks so much for stoppin' by,