Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Little Extra - Easy Peasy Happy Birthday

We hope you're all enjoying Sue's wrap dare from Friday. There have been a beautiful array of cards created by everyone for the dare, so thankyou for joining in and don't forget that there is still time to make a card for the dare if you'd like to play :)

It's Mel here for a fun, little extra dare :) This one is Easy Peasy Happy Birthday Cards. You know the times when you've suddenly realised that you need a card and there is only enough time left to create something fast and simple (because you've left it until the last minute to start).

Well...the mid week little extra is just for you - create something fast and cute in advance so you aren't caught off guard with those last minute birthday cards ever again :))



Here are a few ideas to get you started. This first card has been created by hand cutting out a simple, large flower from patterned paper. Add a small circle of patterned paper for the flower center and sew on a button to complete the look.




Another quick idea is to print (or type/stamp) your birthday message, cut into strips and adhere on the card. Add a small embellishment under the message for a nice finishing touch.




Using transparencies for the background of your card makes a very speedy card. Add a die-cut, hand stamped message and small embellishment to complete the look. You can hide the adhesive (used for holding the transparency in place) behind your die-cut.


This card may seem a little more complicated, but only took about 10 or so minutes to put together. Beginning with a series of small squares, the edges were inked and each square was either stamped with a birthday greeting or an embellishment was added. These were then placed on top of a die-cut and some photo corners added to complete the card.
If you'd like to join in and create an Easy Peasy Happy Birthday card, please be sure to post a link to your card in the comments so that we (and everybody else) can take a peek.

10 comments :

Riley said...

These are all extremely cute!

Trish D said...

What a great challenge! Here's my "easy, peasy" card:
http://trish-d.blogspot.com/2008/08/simple-challenge-cards.html

Michele Jackson said...

Love all the cards from DT for this!
here's mine...
http://occasionsbymichele.blogspot.com/
Michele xx

manuela said...

Thanks for the challenge.

my card is here

Rosanne said...

A fun dare!

My card is on my blog

Tip Top said...

Just perfect as I needed a card quickly!

Here is mine

Kate said...

Mine's here.

tiggertastic said...

My card is here

Sarah x

Gina said...

Great challenge and cute cards Mel!
Here is mine:

http://gingerbread.typepad.com/gingerbread/2008/08/dcm-dare-easy-peasy-happy-birthday.html

Blossomcottage said...

Lovely card Mel.. The dare was timely as I needed to make a 4th birthday card.
Beth

www.blossomcottage.typepad.com