Happy Birthday to You

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty floral birthday card using one of my favorite flower die sets from Cheery Lynn Designs along with some pretty ribbons and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have lots of layer on this card, but I think it’s pretty easy to see from the photo how the layers were assembled.  I just love the Square Frames die for square cards.

My blue/tan background paper was made using Distress Inks spritzed with water.  I tend to make extra when I make my Distress papers and I actually created another card in this same color scheme which you can see HERE.

My flowers and foliage were created with the Floral Bouquet die set from Cheery Lynn Designs which is such a versatile flower set.  I used some of the same paper from my background for the blue flower petals along with some navy and kraft color cardstock.  The layers were also inked with an old script stamp for some additional interest.  The flowers and foliage were cut and then shaped with a stylus and foam pad.  The flowers were layered and finished off with some cool Metal Gear Embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon for a cool industrial feel.  I added a pretty butterfly to the right side of the card to balance things out.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Ivory and Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how I created my pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #197 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #282/283 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #21 – Special Occasions
Artistic Inspirations #179 – Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart #159 – Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas – May Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies #80 – Lots of Flowers or Mother’s Day
Crafty Calendar – May Flowers
Scrap and Craft Inspiration #3 – Handmade Flowers
Craft for the Craic – May Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #43 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #370 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #130 – Anything Goes
Making Memories #5 – Anything Goes


Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Metal Gear Embellishments
Natural Mulberry Paper


14 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to You”

  1. This is so pretty the flowers are gorgeous and I love that bow! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

  2. What a beauty. I can see why you like the dies. I love the colors and design. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. I love the many layers, the colours you have chosen, the pretty flowers and the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next month.
    Janice DT

  4. Fabulous flowers and so striking with the sprockets in the centers.
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting and I hope you’ll be back again soon.
    Marilyn S

  5. Gorgeous, love the centres, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  6. It’s gorgeous! Love the metal gear embellishment for flower centers. Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Divas.

  7. This card is fabulous! I love your bows and the embellishments! I can’t say enough about how I adore this project! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges.
    -Miranda DT

  8. This card is just beautiful. I saw it on SCS. Congratulations, for being listed in the favorites. I really like how you used the gears for the flower centers and the fab colors.

  9. This is so very pretty, love the layout and your flowers. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck!

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