Sunday, July 26, 2015

B-Day Card with Bookmark Tuck-In

 I love sending birthday cards with a 'little something' included, especially if I am only sending a card.  This card was inspired by a tiny card that I purchased at a Japanese Culture Center event.  The card had two pockets and a tag sticking out of one of them. Hope you like my altered version of the card.  I loved the sentiment that came with the Art Impression stamp set so I picked a card from the Pebbles Birthday Wishes  Card Making Pad that had sprinkles all over it.
I made a diagonal pocket with a Pebbles 12x12  double-sided birthday card stock (centering the birthday banners) and reversed a leftover piece of the card stock (dotted side) for the background so that the bookmark would stand out.

The pink card stock for the bookmarks was cut using a Sizzix die (sorry forgot to include it in the photo). My coloring was a bit shaky because of some recent eye treatments so I paper pieced the outfit with paper from a Perfect Prints pad ( just the right thickness for paper piecing....a bargain from BFC).  The cupcake was frosted with Bo Bunny pink pearlescent paint and sprinkled with no hole beads. Some Japanese specialty yarn (lots of fabulous yarn at BFC) was tied through the punched out hole on the top of the bookmark. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I lined the edge of the pocket with washi tape (skinny ones, probably from Celebrations).
The front of the card pocket seemed a little bare so I added some Doodlebug enamel dots....I have lots of them now because I bought a bunch of packs from HM Ben Franklin Crafts...look in the clearance section for a great deal!  Okay, that's it for this project....gotta get the card in the mail so that my longtime friend (from first grade!) will know that I thought of her and remembered her special day.


Unknown said...

Totally fun and LOVE the idea of tucking in a book mark. Having a little keepsake from the card is perfect!!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun birthday card.. i love that funny book mark..

Leanne said...

Hi Lynn! Fun card, this reminds me of a two for one. Love how you dressed up the card and the bookmark. The details are always fun to read too. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive it and know you remembered her special day.

I received your package and wanted to thank you again for all the wonderful goodies and extras!! Your generosity is heartwarming. BIG Hugs and thanks! I love everything!