Big Top Birthday
I’m always in need of birthday cards, and today I have five fun birthday cards to share. You may even feel like you are celebrating a big top birthday with these cards with the fun circus theme.
Cupcakes & Carousels Suite
One of the eye-catching suites in the Occasions catalog for me is the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. I love the vintage vibe the designer paper has, and the stamp set Carousel Birthday has fonts I adored.
Today I want to share five cards using this suite that is quick and easy to duplicate.
Mixing Pattern Paper
Don’t be afraid to mix the designer papers together. One of the greatest things about the 6 x 6 Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Pack is the coordinating colors and fun patterns.
Early Espresso has always been a favorite color of mine, and I love this color paired with pinks or blue tones. Bringing all of these colors together was even better.
Quick Tip: Try fussy cutting the carousel horse to add a more dramatic look to the focal point. Attach the carousel horse to the card front using dimensionals for a 3D appeal.
Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
The Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit has a variety of fun elements to add to cards including tassels, bows, twine and sequins. My favorite from this kit are the gorgeous labels with gold highlights around the filigrees.
Quick Tip: VersaMark Ink is perfect to add a tone on tone to your Kraft cardstock. I love how the carousel image quietly sits in the back of the pattern papers, and the focus can be on the greeting with the label.
Cupcakes & Birthdays
I love cupcakes and carousels, so when the two are combined, it’s perfection.
Quick Tip: Stamp the Carousel onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink, then die cut using the Layering Circles Dies. Attach the circle die cut over another stamped carousel to create a more dramatic look. Once again, VersaMark was used to stamp the carousel onto the Flirty Flamingo cardstock.
Bold & Bright
While many of the papers are more subtle tones in the Cupcakes & Carousels paper pack, a few of the colors will coordinate with more of the Brights Collection.
I love how the big top tent looks stamped in Real Red.
Gather Your Supplies
Are you ready to create your big top birthday cards? With a few simple supplies, you can be on your way.
- Kraft Cardstock
- Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Pack
- Early Espresso Ink
Other ink choices can be added to make the cards more unique for yourself.
You will find all of the supplies for these cards below in the clickable links.
Ready to re-create these cards? Click HERE and download a FREE tutorial to create each of these cards.
Stay tuned for more fun cards using the Carousel Birthday tomorrow.
YES, I have three more cards to share this week and a fun blog hop coming up on Thursday.
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