Spring greens (and yellows!)

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Today’s project is a bit of a hybrid of several projects I’ve worked on recently – if you’re a regular visitor to my pages then you’ll recognise lots of the elements:


This is my entry for this week’s City Crafter challenge where the girls are celebrating their third birthday. There are lots of lovely projects to look at lots of prizes to win so be sure to hop on over. The challenge theme is to create a birthday card. When I create cards, unless I have something or somebody particular in mind, I often leave them without a sentiment so that I can add something appropriate at a later date. I didn’t create this with anyone in particular in mind, but it’s always good to have a birthday card at the ready.


I decided to make this with spring colours, combining soft greens and yellows with white. I used my new Tattered Lace die, this time choosing the circle, and cut two identical shapes, one in green and another in white. I trimmed the leafy fronds off the white one and then stuck it over the green. I went to a lot of trouble to thread some white seam binding and green ribbon over and under the die cut pieces. In the end I needn’t have bothered as I covered up the places where the ribbon meets the die cut!


I made an arrangement of white paper flowers in one corner together with some pieces of green that were cut using a Spellbinder’s die.



I made a double bow from some scrunched up seam binding and some green ribbon. I used olive green ink to stamp the sentiment on to white card and then mounted it onto green.


The butterflies were punched from yellow designer paper using my Martha Stewart punch.


To finish, I went a bit bonkers with lots of yellow gems.  Happy 3rd Birthday City Crafter and thanks for all the inspiration.



Spring greens (and yellows!) — 6 Comments

  1. So pretty! I love the spring colors and the tattered lace die is gorgeous lisette!!!! Thanks so much for sharing in our Birthday celebration this week at CCCB 🙂

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