Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January Birthday Cards

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

I have been wanting to make these bikini cards for quite awhile now. I finally decided they would be the birthday cards that I send to my female friends this year.

You can see the original template here:

When I printed it out to use, I thought the card was a little small (approx. 5" x 3"). I resized the template in a word document so my card now measures approx. 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". I also eliminated the top line of the card base. So now you can just score along the top, fold, and cut without any line on your card. Please E-mail me ( if you would like my template.

The patterned paper is from Michael's and the ribbon is 1/4" grosgrain.

I think my 'Handmade by Lisa' stamp makes a nice touch on the rear of the card. I was hoping to have it look like a tattoo!

I will be making different cards for each month and posting them. Do you like the lighter or darker card base? As I can't decide which I prefer, your input on that would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to read your comments/input.



Mandy Pinecone said...

I Love This Card.

Heather said...

I really love these and haven't tried them. I'm just going to have to go for it some day.