Hello Pinkfresh Friends! Ivana here with you today, sharing a few cards inspired by some fun celebrations. Two of my cards today are made with birthdays in mind, and I also have a super fun edible card to share, that is perfect for Easter greetings, or your Spring tablescape. So let's dive right in!
First up, I want to share two super colorful, floral cards.
I added in a heap of other details too, such as the pretty pattern papers from the Everyday Musings collection, and the pretty hearts and epoxy button from the Joyful Day Mixed Embellishments.
I also added in a heap of floral details, using the Embroidered Blossoms stamp and die set, in matching, colorful hues. I finished off this sweet card with a sentiment from the Joyful Day Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents pack.
For my next card, I decided to keep things a little more subtle on the cake and candles front, so that it would work for any type of celebration.
I've been such a fan of the itty bitty florals that can be found in the Make A Wish set, that I thought it would be super fun to make a background using only these cuties.
I started off by stamping and cutting all the little florals, and adhering them in a grid pattern. I then sporadically added in some Nuvo drops, sequins, and epoxy dots from the Joyful Day Mixed Embellishment pack.
I used the Let's Party die and a little heart to finish off my card, along with some ricrac and a strip of cardstock that I drew little x's on.
Next up, I want to share a quick and fun way to convert the beautiful Merry & Bright Toy Shop die into delicious packaging that is perfect for holding treats any time of year. Because what is more fun than sending an edible greeting?!
It just requires cutting two Merry & Bright Toy Shop pieces out of sturdy cardstock, decorating them up, a couple folds, and some treats!
Here, I used my Copic markers to loosely color in the embossed details on just one of the store fronts. I also added some loose polka dots, as well as a white string bow, sparkly buttons, and a pretty tag. For the tag, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Great Joy stamp , while the beautiful floral pattern from the Fleur 1 set was used for the base, colored in with some markers.
For my edible filling, I decided to use Macarons. I used food safe plastic baggies and then adhered them to one side of my card with a little hot glue.
I used the pre-scored lines to guide my folds, and I folded the matching backside the same way, before using some hot glue to secure everything in place.
And before I sign off, I'm sharing a few little tips if you decide to make these yourself.
I did my doodling freehand, but if you want a cleaner look, you could easily use a stencil for the dots, and some low-tack tape to mask the embossed windows and trim, for perfectly crisp and clean edges.
You could also use any type of filling in the baggies. For a more masculine version, why not add some masculine details, along with some seasoning spices! After all, grilling season is upon us :)
And lastly, if you don't have small baggies on hand, no need to fret! Just cut or fold them to size, and use a few staples to secure everything before gluing them to your card.
I hope you enjoyed today's fun cards, and that it inspires you to make something fun and festive!