Thursday, 20 December 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello crafters!  I have a pretty card that is more than suitable for a December birthday.  I started by cutting a wide Octagon frame out of coconut white card, using the Double Stitched Noble Octagon die set.  Next I cut a dusty rose inner frame using the next smaller shape in the Octagon set and stack the two with mounting foam to create a multi-layered frame. I added the frame over a piece of coconut white card cut from the Octagon die set.  Using the Happy Birthday Mini Expression die, I cut two out of dusty rose card, glue them together and attach inside the frame in a stacked orientation.  There were 5mm white flat back pearls that I  added below as accents.  Next I cut two of the Poinsettia Garland die out of coconut white card.  Cut the Poinsettia from the same set out of dusty rose card.  I used Pink Sapphire Glitter kiss over the poinsettia, then glue into place on the garland, adding an 8mm white pearl in the centres.  Add the two Poinsettia Garlands to the sides of the frame with glue.  Cut a larger piece of coconut white card that is approx. 5 ½” x  5 ½” in size.  Emboss it using the Falling Snow embossing folder.  Seat the frame in the middle of it.  Cut another piece of coconut white card that is 6 ½” x  6 ½” in size.    Attach strips of double sided tape across each of the edges and trim the excess at the edge of the card and apply Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to the tape.  Seat the frame section on top with mounting foam.  Complete the card with a white paper pierced mat and another white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 ¾” x  7 ¾” in size.  All fr now, Sue x









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65 comments:

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, this is my kind of card, stunning! Love Jean xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card for a Christmas birthday. X

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a real beauty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card for a birthday at this time of year or a Christmas card.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really stunning card for a birthday during the festive season. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This is my style of card, looks quickly and easy to do, and the pop of red plus your poinsettias are perfect for a winter birthday. I will admit to making specific cards for this time of year for market and people are pleased to see birthday cards etc with the month of their celebration, so thank you for your inspiration and the dies to make this possible. Hope you are well and that you have a lovely day xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue this is a really beautiful card. I love the poinsettia flowers and the glitter kiss adds that little bit extra too. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning for a December Birthday and love the pretty colours. So many different details you have used to created the card and they all work beautifully together.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx Hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning. Love everything about it.

Barbara V

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful poinsettias.Yvonne xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A perfect card for a December Birthday. You've got the falling snow, a bit of festive color and the right amount of sparkle from the Glitter Kiss and Glitterbitz to capture the winter season.

Have a great day.

Beverly

Netty The Runner said...

You’re correct Sue, it is pretty, very pretty.
Annette x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This is beeyooooteeful! Fabulous for a December birthday but with a swift change of sentiment it would be the perfect Christmas card. Versatile must be your middle name, Sue x
Happy Thursday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Chris Curry said...

What a fantastic card Sue, love it. It gives me inspiration,thank you. Have a good day.xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I do like Gliter kiss and the poinsettias look lovely too. Anyone would love to receive a birthday card like this. Hugs xx Pauline xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is my type of card. I wouldn't want to change anything

Marion Scott said...

Wow Sue, this is stunning and so elegant. Just perfect for December birthdays. Love it
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, xx

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card. Just right for December.
Jan
Northampton

Clai01 said...

Lovely for a Christmas day birthday especially !

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, really lovely sample today, something I would never have thought of, going to try this.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a gorgeous card for a Christmas birthday - glitter kiss and poinsettias, absolutely perfect. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
This is a gorgeous card,I would love it for my January birthday.
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
Another beautiful creation Sue. How lovely to be able to use the same card for Birthday or Christmas just with a change of sentiment. I think you have more working hours in your day than I do as with less than a week to go I'm almost at the frenzy stage to get finished.
Hope you will get some time to rest a bit.
Love.
Marie P.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful birthday card for those who have to share their birthday with the Christmas festivities and the poinsettia is, I think, the best flower yet - love the glitter kiss = gorgeous !!!
Hugs
Muriel x

gwen70 said...

Stunning card xx

karenlotty said...

A lovely December birthday card

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is beautiful this morning Sue. And so versatile as all our other crafters have said. I wish it were so easy to do one for the men. My Son will be 50 on Christmas Day and as he gets older I struggle more every year what to make for him. But your sample today has given me ideas for other family members who are celebrating this month. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leed

June Horrocks said...

A real showstopper sue I was wondering about my daughters 60th birthday card soon this would be great thank you sue love always
June horrocks xxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, just my style.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card. love Jean Z xxxx

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card that anyone would be thrilled to receive!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love those poinsettias. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue
A perfect card for a December or Winter birthday.
I love the colour of the Dusty Rose card and the “Glitter Kissed Poinsettia”!
Lesley S x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card for Christmas or a winter birthday. Lovely colours and pretty poinsettias.

STELLA MUNN said...

What a lovely card. Thanks Sue x

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Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today’s Card Is Just Magnificent Magical I Love
The Poinsettias Are Beautiful I Wish I’d Seen This Previously
As I Needed A December Birthday Card, Yours Is Truly Tremendous
Thank You For Sharing.........................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Ideal for a winter birthday. I wish I had bought the embossing folder when I could, I have been kicking myself for not doing so.

Teresa

Deb E Isle of wight said...

A beautiful winter birthday card - love everything about it...

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card for a winter birthday, I do love the falling snow embossing folder and used it for all my Christmas cards

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card for a winter birthday. I have always loved the dusky rose card but the poinsettias coated with Pink Sapphire Glitter kiss make them look as though they have been dusted with frost - beautiful.

Frances

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely winter birthday card showing texures and solids, light and dark. Thanks for sharing.

ursula said...

Oh Sue, this is just such a beautiful card, love the colour and the addition of bling on it...so so pretty....thank you for sharing...luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty card. It just goes to show that with a clever change of colour, Christmas dies can easily be used for other times of the year.

Lisbeth

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullllllll Sue
Gr Karin

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous! Love the poinsettias with the glitter kiss on them. Love and hugs to all,Alison xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Gorgeous card Sue love it
Hug's Lynda xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this !! I love the combination of the octagon and the squares, so very effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karenladd said...

This is such a beautiful card and that poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the way you combined the different shapes for such an elegant design.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue another stunner beautiful. Laura o Springfield

crafting maria said...

Love your work xxx

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card Sue and I agree with others it would make a lovely birthday card for a December birthday but I have a friend, whose birthday it is tomorrow would not appreciate anything to do with Christmas on her birthday card. It’s a shame.

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue.....I love it!!! It's perfect... :)
Jo xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card I love he poinsettias with the glitter kiss very pretty also the poinsettia garlands are really lovely

sued99 said...

I really love this card. Fabulous colour too. X

dj from kettering said...



I can see this as a Christmas card too!!!



Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely winter birthday card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous and so sparkling, love the shape!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, not only for winter - with a change of colours it would change..........
Hugs, Rose

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Love this gorgeous card for a Winter Birthday. I love the sparkle on the poinsettias.

Love n hugs being sent your way

Dorothy of Baldock, GB

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card!
Happy holidays ! 🎄