Some like to have a good stash of birthday cards ready and some slap them together at the last minute (I belong to the latter group). No matter which one you are, the mini birthday kits make it soooo easy and they're only $2.00!
Each kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions to assemble your embellies and in no time at all you've got something cute and handmade to put on your cards.
These mini kits are available in:
red (click here)
blue (click here)
and lime green (click here)
All I added was some washi tape, 2 white cards, some red and; white cardstock and a little extra twine.
The steps were photographed at night, please excuse the bad light.
First, outline an oval die (or whatever shape you have) on white cardstock...
...and cover the area with washi tape...
...then die cut the oval. Die cut a matching shape in red.
Glue the ovals together and emboss your card. Make the candles from the embellishment kit and stick them on top. Done!
Next, cover the whole front of the second card with washi tape:
Punch 2 strips of white cardstock, as long as the card is wide. Glue the birthday word under (or over) one of the strips. Attach the strips to the top and bottom of the card.
Add a little extra twine and the gift charm and you're done.
A few drops of Liquid Pearls finish the look (I used baby blue).
See how easy that was! Why not give it a try yourself.