Sunday, April 24, 2011

fresh picked birthday card by lauren bergold

do you love the charming botanical-inspired papers of webster's pages "spring market" collection as much as i do? well it's pretty hard NOT to love double-sided, cardstock-weight papers that are perfectly designed with tons of flower and fruit prints...and yet plenty of "white space" for scrappers to add in photos! the good news is that april's pixie dust kit, COUNTRY FARM STAND is a bounty of such delights!

the other good news--for us card-making types--is that a little clever cutting can "shrink" the perfectly balanced 12x12 designs...such as on the paper a more useable size for greetings, and still leave us plenty of the reverse side's pretty plaid patterned leftovers!

once i had my more concentrated version of "simple pleasures" i didn't need much to finish my country style birthday card: a punched gingham edge, some girls' paperie alphas, baker's twine embroidery, and the word "birthday" cut out in my own handwriting... (there's a little explanation of that HERE) ...were sufficient to round out the design.

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Kirsty's Note -
Great use of that DP from Webster's, and I love how you use the baker's twine around the lettering too!

At The Pixie Shop
For card makers and those who do not need a huge kit, Pixie has 3 mini kits for you this month

Mini Kit #3 - Pansy ($14.95)

You can take a look at the other mini kits and main kit at The Pixie Shop

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  1. Seriously, way to rock the Websters...I always hate to cover that gorgeous paper so I tend to hoard it...thanks so much for the fab inspiration!

  2. This is such a fabulous card... so fresh and bright. I love the use of that b/w plaid paper (I adore all plaids). I just can't say enough about this card... beautiful!!!