Sasparilla Birthday Card – October Afternoon

Well, this rootin’ tootin’ birthday card was so much fun to make with OA’s Sasparilla collection. I hadn’t realized how much I was craving to play with some western themed paper!

Complete with Waltzingmouse Stamped images & twine, Michaels’ red card bases and a little extra from my Crop-o-Dial, I love it! So it’s official, I am a cowgirl at heart… I think my co-worker will like this card being a fan of country. 

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Magnetic G45 Birthday Card – Bird Song Collection

So I was staring at one of my paper bag mini inserts and realized it could be a great card! Sure enough, it proved to make a special card with that extra “umph”. With it’s magnetic closure and multi-surfaces to show off the beautiful paper, this one was a winner! Sequins are a big hit right now, so I had to sprinkle a few on the card of course. I adhered them with my Glossy Accents and voila!

I also like adding the paper strip that names the collection used on my projects as a way to give recognition to the fabulous collections they produce whether it be Graphic 45, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, or others!

I just started with pulling sheets that coordinated well, began cutting them according to what layer they would be on the card surface and had fun with it. I always tell my students, the hardest part of paper crafting, is decision making. So true.

photo 2photo 1.1photo 2.1photo 3.1photo 1photo 3photo 4Here, I bagged the card for mailing to the recipient. It gave it an extra appeal of hand crafted-ness. 🙂  * The card was mailed in a bubble mailer marked “Please Do Not Bend”.