As I was preparing a project for the current SUO Challenge, Birthdays, I went through lots of stamps that have birthday greetings. But did you know that you can make a fab Birthday Card with no stamps at all? The Happy Birthday Thinlit is just the thing for that. Today I'm going to share a few cards that I made with this thinlit just to give you some different ideas about how you could design a card with it.
This is the first card I made in which I featured the new Berry Burst color. I cut the thinlit out of Berry Burst Cardstock and punched the balloon with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I adhered both the thinlit and the punched balloon to the card front, made from one of the sheets in the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then I matted this layer with a slightly larger layer of the Berry Burst Cardstock before adhering the whole thing to a card base made with Thick Whisper White Cardstock.To make the card sparkle a bit, I added some sequins from the Iridiscent Sequin Assortment, also using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
This second card is a bit more of a masculine Happy Birthday Card. I chose the Garden Green color for this card, using Garden Green Cardstock and Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, along with a piece of paper from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper set. As an extra mat, I used a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock, which also coordinates with the Designer Series Paper. For a bit of glitter, I added some of the small circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes set.
This final card was for a 90th Birthday Celebration (how did you guess?!). It's a bit larger than most cards, but we had more than a few people who were going to be signing it. This is the one card in today's showcase which actually uses some birthday paper – a sheet from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper set. I chose to use the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to accent this Designer Series Paper. When I finished cutting the Thinlit, I found it really easy to snip the two words apart to put one at the top of the card front and one at the bottom. I fussed around a bit with different ways to add the "90" to the card, and finally decided simply to die-cut them into a square of Whisper White Cardstock. For the bit of glimmer in this card, I added some enamel shapes from several different sets.
And there was NO STAMPING AT ALL on these cards! So, when you're feeling like you'd like to make a quick birthday card but don't want the inky mess to clean up afterwards, bring out the Happy Birthday Thinlit!