Saturday, April 5, 2014

Birthday Card Using Project Life Cards

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great weekend! I've been getting into Spring Cleaning mode here! I love that all the snow is almost gone!!! 

I wanted to make a birthday card for a friend of mine, and if you're anything like I am, once you start using a certain kind of product or doing a new thing (Project Life) you have to buy EVERYTHING related to it! Which is what I have done! I probably have enough PL cards to do 5 years worth easily! So I thought I'd show you a way to use them other than on your PL spreads!

I started out choosing a 4x6 card that I liked for my base and just chopped 3/4 of an inch off the end so it wasn't quite 4x6 anymore. I then took a piece of kraft cardstock and cut a 4 inch strip off of it, folded it in half then chopped that same 3/4 of an inch off and folded it in half.

I then took out my trusty corner chomper and rounded all the edges ( btw, if you think they're indestructible, you're wrong! My 4 year old managed to break it while using it to go "fishing" lol go figure!)

I adhered the PL card to my card base, then inked the edges with black Distress Ink.

Then I picked out a few 4x3 cards and did some fussy cutting...

And then I layered them all to create this card! Finish it off with some twine and a "happy birthday" stamp and you're good to go!

I used another 4x3 card on the inside and some of the left over scraps from the polka dot card on the inside and stamped a cute sentiment. I thought it went quite well for a 30th birthday card :)

well there you have it! This card came together quite quickly too, I think including all the "tutorial photography" it only took about 20 minutes all together :)

I always like ideas to stretch your supplies so you don't have to buy more (even though it's really fun to buy new stuff too!!)

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  1. Looks great and super way to use up those cards!!

  2. This is beautiful!!! LOVING that bird paper!!!

  3. So pretty! Glad you got to stretch your supplies!


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