Saturday, January 5, 2013

Avonlea Birthday Card

Hello, it's Rachel here again after a nice holiday break! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday season with family and friends.

My sister-in-law has a birthday coming up on Monday, so it was good for me to get back in my craft room just in time to make her a birthday card.

This card was inspired by the Thanks Card on page 27 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. It is a 4 1/2" square size, and I decided to use the Avonlea papers for this card. For the base, I used Avonlea Teal. I then layered 3 strips of B&T (background and texture) papers which measured 4 1/4" x 1 3/8".

I cut the pretty doily shape from Artiste found on page 31, Accent 1, at 3 3/4".  I also cut an oval shape from page 36 at 1 1/4" which fit my Happy Birthday stamp perfectly. The stamp set is called Casual Expressions, and has 7 coordinating shapes from Artiste that will fit the stamps, I love it!

I inked the edges and stamped the sentiment with Slate ink, which is one of my favorite and I think the most versatile new color.

On top of the doily shape I added one of the Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes with some 3-D foam tape.  I finished it off with some Bitty Sparkles, Color Ready Seam Binding, and a Bling Assortment button and pin.  

I hope you enjoyed my project. It's great to see more of you out there checking in and following our blog. We really enjoy hearing from you!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Very pretty Rachel, your sister-in-law is going to love it!

  2. Excellent and today is my birthday

    1. Happy Birthday, Pam! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on our blog! It really makes my day :)


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