Flashcard to Birthday card

Last week I created a special birthday card and gift combo for my sister Lisa.


For the base I used a flashcard with the word “Wish”.  The sturdiness of this card was perfect for the collage elements and, of course, the “wish” message was just as suitable.


For the collage, I used corrugated cardboard along with a portion of a flowery napkin.  And then I attached a pair of sparkly earrings to the center of each flower by piercing two holes (with a hand awl) through the cardboard to anchor the earring posts.


I added an edge to one side of the collage using a strip of numbers cut from an old calendar.


And then I added a length of sunny yellow ribbon to the other side of the collage for some added texture and dimension.


Lastly, I tucked my handmade card with earrings attached inside a polka-dotted bag which you can buy here.


Making things makes me happy.  And it makes me even happier to know that I can pass these good feelings along…through the things I make…for the people I love.

8 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Such a pretty card! I try to make some ahead of time, but seldom happens. They end up being last minute creations. Thanks for the tutorial on this one!

    May 5th, 2014

  2. Lovely collaged Wish card. Your polka dot bag is the icing on the card. Creative Wish Bliss Dear…

    May 5th, 2014

  3. laura H

    ohhh, so pretty, and special for someone you love. always makes others smile when you share your love. thank you for sharing. smiling right now. have a great week.

    May 5th, 2014

  4. Jani Howe

    Another clever, lovely creation from you! I know your sister will be thrilled with such a beautiful gift, made with so much love, as you always do!

    May 6th, 2014

  5. Linda K

    what a really lovely presentation and beautiful gift Becky. Love the sunny colors!

    May 7th, 2014

  6. Dorothy C.

    Love this little card and gift combo (cute earrings). I’m sure your sister will love it. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    May 11th, 2014

  7. How lovely! She will love it~ I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    I hope your sister had a beautiful day, too!

    Polka dots always make me happy!

    May 17th, 2014

  8. aww such a beautiful card! i loved that pink button flower so much. thanks for the idea Becky 🙂

    May 18th, 2014

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