Friday, April 10, 2020

How to Make a Simple Floral Birthday Card Set {New from Impression Obsession}

Hello, my dear crafty friends! Welcome to the third and final day of the Impression Obsession blog hop. We've been celebrating the fabulous summer stamps that are in the shop NOW. This collection also contains some amazing sentiments that say JUST the perfect thing, plus some floral images that you will use ALL year long. Today we'll take a look at two floral stamp sets and a birthday set that I am absolutely in love with (Proof: I've made about precisely 6,947 million cards with them already.) 

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First, let's talk about this card set. I love to make card sets for a couple of reasons:

  • Card sets make great handmade gifts for teachers, friends, coworkers, and family members.
  • If I already have the supplies out, it's usually pretty easy to make a few of the same card.
  • I always need a stash of birthday cards on hand, and it feels good to have a whole stack of them ready to go.
Usually when I make a card set, I create a card and it just comes together so easily that I think "Oooh, I could make a bunch of these easily!" And that, my friends, is exactly what happened with this card.

To create this card, here's what you'll need to do:

  • Begin with colorful card bases and a light color of cardstock trimmed to 4x5.25 panels. 
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday block onto white cardstock and trim. (Stamp however many cards you plan to make.) 
  • Lay the Happy Birthday block onto the cardstock panel to get an idea of placement and space. Then grab a bunch of floral images. and start stamping around the edges of where the sentiment will go. 
  • Then, adhere the sentiment right on top. Use foam tape if you'd like, or a flat adhesive, especially if you plan to mail them. 
  • Add a length of washi tape and some enamel dots to finish off the card.

In the photos below you can see a few different versions. I tried this in a horizontal format, and thanks to a little wonky stamping, I made an off-centered one too. Even though the flowers are just stamped in black and not colored, the bright cardstock colors and enamel dots give these cards a festive colorful feel. All of these would look great together given as a gift.
If you don't have these particular stamps, think about what floral stamps you have that could work with this idea. I wonder how you could give this layout your own special spin?! Friends, it's been so much fun hanging out with you this week - I hope you are LOVING this release as much as I am. If you haven't checked it out yet, you can find all of the new products HERE on the Impression Obsession website.

And remember, this post is the last day of our 3 day blog hop. Each day the list of designers participating has been posted on the IO blog.  On Monday April 13th at noon, each designer blog will have a random winner chosen from their comments - so for the best chances, be sure to leave a comment on each blog post each day. The winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the IO shop.

Also, don't forget about the free quarantine coloring pages on the website. If you love the images I used today, then you do NOT want to miss these freebies. You'll find all of them right here on the IO website. 

I've given you a LOT to do and think about so here's a recap:
  • Find the entire new release of summer stamps HERE.
  • Download the free quarantine  coloring sheets HERE.
  • Visit the IO blog HERE each day for the list of blog hop stops.
  • Don't forget to COMMENT on the designer blogs each day for a chance to WIN!

Supplies Used on Today's Cards:
enamel dots from FSJ

Looking for more card set ideas?
Click the link below each image.



Simple Birthday Card Set {5 Helpful Tips for Mass-producing Cards!}


26 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I like making sets as well, frequently doing them for silent auctions. I recently did a basket of 12 cards all with dog themes for the Humane Society auction, before the lockdown.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I just love the pretty cluster of flowers topped with a birthday sentiment. So springy, so happy!

Lisa said...

What a happy set of birthday cards!

Patti J said...

These are so colorful and happy! Thanks for sharing! I've begun making several at a time, since the invention of the MISTI - it's so much easier to stamp several panels at once than it is to drag everything back out in a few days. Love your cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty birthday cards! Love the image stamped in black on the colored paper! Great idea to make a set of cards, and so easy to do once the supplies are already gathered! They look great!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the uncolored stamps.
Shading is not my forte so
these are wonderful for me.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

sharon g said...

Cute, simple flowers. NICE

TLady said...

WHAT A NICE SET OF CARDS, Laura! LOVE the colors you chose & the CAS of them! NICELY DONE!!!!!!!! ;)<3

Colorado Crafter said...

I love all the beautiful flower stamps in this new IO release. Love them all!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome set of cards - thanks for the ideas

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards!

SherylH said...

What a great set of cards -- I really like the flower images just stamped in black on the colorful cards.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card sets...and I love the soft pastels used for them.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Love how you framed the Happy Birthday and the little enamel dot accents!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so fun and bright!

Janine said...

Sweet cards

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Great design for doing multiples, easy, fast and eye catching!

Unknown said...

Such cheerful cards!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the pink and yellow paper on your card. It the image looks wonderful stamped in black ink! Really beautiful cards!

Vivian C. said...

Great cards and a very thoughtful gift. The floral stamp is so pretty.

Bunny said...

Lovely birthday cards. It's always nice to have several on hand.

I've been making so many cards for charities and volunteer friends. Thank goodness I have a hobby of paper crafting. [Bunny]

Celeste Goff said...

Great cards! I love the fun, whimsical, sketchy design on the florals. So much fun!

Sue D said...

Cute birthday cards.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great share. Especially useful for starters with few supplies.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! A great way to create a set of cards quickly and easily. Thanks for sharing.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Just lovely clean and simple cards! Thanks for the inspiration!