Hello! On Sunday my family is having a combined Easter/family birthday party for those who have had birthdays from January-March.
I had a total of eight birthday cards to create, plus the shopping for those birthday gifts and the making of foods for the holiday dinner. To make things easier, the cards I made are all variations on the same theme:
The cards all have a white card stock base, and all share a simple gift-wrapped box shape (courtesy of a scrapbooking template set I'd found at a thrift store). The use of various art papers, scrapbooking papers, vintage children's books, stamped words and words cut from vintage school worksheets gives each card its own personality. Also added a bit of ribbon to one card and some thin white string to another.
To show you the versatility of that gift-shape template, the ages of the birthday celebrants range from one year old to 24 years old!
However, I still had one more card to make, as I became a great-aunt for the second time this past Sunday:
For this card, I used a teddy bear shape from the same scrapbooking template set. (the colors on the card are a little brighter than what the photo shows; what looks like beige is actually a pale green. The art paper background piece was a perfect match!)
Maybe not a traditional-looking "new baby" card, but I liked how it turned out.
The next family birthday party is likely to be in the summer, so I get a break between these family card-making sessions. I suppose I could make a card as each birthday comes and that way I wouldn't have so many to make at once! However, it's also convenient to craft a bunch at a time while my supplies are out.
Either way, it's a fun way to prepare for all those birthdays!