November 1, 2018

Sister's Cup of Tea Birthday Card

Celebrate -- Sister's Birthday Card

My number ONE rule of card design and knowing what to create is this: DESIGN FOR THE RECIPIENT. Always! It sounds simple enough, and at times when you don't know the recipient very well, one might resort to a general design that would suit almost anyone.

Sister Teacup Birthday Card

The thing that makes people truly enjoy a handmade card (besides the effort we put into creating them) is the thoughtfulness in matching its design with their personal interests. No cookie cutter cards from me! (One exception may be for Christmas tags/cards.)

So using my long-standing #1 rule, I came up with the idea of a fancy teacup for this birthday card. Chatting over a cup of tea is something the women in my family have always enjoyed. There is something soothing about it.

Sister Teacup Birthday Card, Inside

Design 'Must-have's for This Recipient

  • Elegance
  • Pretty colour scheme
  • Traditional style - florals, lace
  • Uncluttered layers
  • Poem/verse inside that is PERSONAL

Size:  4-1/2" x 6-1/4" portrait orientation
Matting: swirl vellum (adds softness without adding weight or hiding background)
Teacup: cut from Rose Quartz cardstock stack

Cartridges Used

A Child's Year - teacup layers
Heritage - 'Sister'
Paper Lace - 'Celebrate'
Love You a Latte - teabag
When I Was a Kid - label with lace ends

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