It's a Birthday week!

The challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week is an easy one - create a card or other project for a Birthday. I figured this was an appropriate challenge this week as I will turn the big 5-0 on Friday! I say that like I'm excited about the fact when in truth, not so much. But what are you gonna do? Might as well celebrate!

Here's my quick and easy card -

If you were able to grab one of the Triple Play promotions last month from Close To My Heart, you will recognize this as one of the mini album pages. I used it as a card which was pretty easy to do with a few minor adjustments.

I tri-folded the page and cut about an inch off the front right edge so I could punch a decorative border and create a beautiful front flap for my card. I decorated the front with the die cuts and stamps that came along with the kit and found the Happy Birthday sentiment in another set.

The ribbon from the kit was a little too bulky for the card (there are holes already punched that are used to bind the mini book together when you create it according to directions) so I substituted baker's twine in place of the ribbon. I didn't use the middle punched hole and once the bow was tied, you couldn't even see it.

This is a view of the inside which I kept very plain and added just a single die cut to so I could write a little something. When I use this card, I may add a little embellishment or stamped image inside the card, along with my message.

So that's it for me today but I hope you will stop by every day this week as I am going to be posting something fun to see each day leading up to my Birthday which will kick off a blog candy give-away!  I will also be posting on Ridiculous Lab every day this week with stories to share from the past 49+ years. I hope you'll join me! In the mean time, head over to the H2H blog and play along with our Birthday challenge.

See you soon!



Creatique Innovationz said...

This is way cool Mary! I still have one of those cute packages left and now I know what to do with it. I'm not really one for mini-albums like I use to be and this is a fantastic idea. If only I knew how to create those borders I'm seeing all over. :)

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Lorrinda said...

Love this kit used for cards, I'm not one for mini albums. I may just borrow this idea from you.