Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Card with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (1)

Today I made a birthday card for my Bunco friend. We have bunco at her house tonight AND it's her birthday.

I wanted something bright and cheery. I was originally going with a flower theme - but I'm new at this and found myself spending WAY too much time looking for ideas.

I settled for a very simple layout instead so I could actually finish it before tonight!

For this card I used the Citronella Designer mat pad by K&Company. The pad is only 4.75 x 6.75 inches. I'm finding I prefer this size for cards as the patterns are usually smaller. The paper is heavier cards stock and is 2-sided and coordinates perfectly together.

I chose the green paper for the background then used the Happy Birthday embossing folder with my Cuttlebug (by Provocraft).

I also used some ribbon that I picked up on clearance at Michaels.

Added the border paper and some ribbon -the printed the sentiment and attached it. Very easy and quick ONCE I decided what to do.

Questions/Problems (I'm very new at this)

1. What's the best way to adhere ribbon?

2. How do I keep the ribbon from fraying?

3. When I embossed the card it seemed to press too hard - and broke through the color of the paper. Not sure if you can see it in the enlarged picture - but there is some white showing through on some of the letters. How do I prevent this?

4. Suggestions on what I could have easily done to the sentiment I attached - it seems a little overly plain to me now.

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