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When I have the time, I try to make cards for my friends and family. There’s nothing better than a personalized birthday card. It was recently my grandmother’s 95th birthday and I decided to make her a card.

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This was a fairly simple card that didn’t take very long to make. I would say to invest maybe 30 minutes on this project.

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I used my colour block wheel for stamping, four different stamps, a paper cutter, embossing powder, cardstock and purple stick-on gems.

I love embossing. It creates a really cool texture when you’re stamping. It looks especially good when you’re using a large stamp like the bird one I used. I personally like to use white embossing powder because I happen to have a large number of ink (colour block wheel). Buying a bunch of embossing powders really adds up and this way, you bring the costs down.

The flower punch that I have is another great tool. There are many different paper punches you can purchase – there’s basically one in every shape – but I like this one because as you can see, not only does it punch out a flower pattern, it also punches out smaller flower shapes that I utilized in the design of my card. I would check out T.J. Maxx or Amazon (if you’re in the states), or HomeSense (if you’re in Canada) and search for some discounted paper punches to save some money. They’re ridiculously overpriced at retail value and you’re likely to find a couple in one of these stores half off.

I glued the flower pattern on the bottom and finished the look off with circular gem stickers. Easy peasy.

That’s a birthday card made in 30 minutes or less.

Have fun and try making your own card one day. My grandmother appreciated and loved the thought I put into her card. Nothing really beats a homemade card.

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