Oct 23, 2013

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One Birthday Card, Four Colors

Over the summer, I had four birthdays on the calendar within a short timespan. I decided I’d make one card design in four different colors to see what I could come up with. I’ve remade designs before but this is the first time I’ve set out to do it quite like this.

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Here are all four cards, though without the finishing touch of rounded corners. I forgot that part until later. Still, you can see the different colors here.

 

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The first card, in green, was for my friend Jenny.

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Yellow was for Melinda (you can see I reused the one floral paper from Jenny’s card).

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Purple was for Brigitte.

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And pink was for my sister, Christine.

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Each card followed the same process. I printed just the word “birthday” on a piece of white cardstock, cut it to size, and folded it in half. I then used a circle punch to cut a ridiculous number of circles from 4 or 5 coordinating papers. I glued down the bottom row and center row first, making sure I had 5 solid circles on the bottom row, then randomly put in the rest of the circles before trimming any that managed to hang over the edge. I stamped “happy” on the bottom row, then used my round edger to finish off the corners of the cards.

I left the insides blank to write each of them a birthday note.

It ended up being a fun project, making a little assembly line of birthday cards. And because I made each one slightly different, customizing the colors to the individual’s tastes, it didn’t become too cookie cutter or impersonal. I may do this the next time I haveĀ  a bunch of birthdays all at once. It beats the alternative of getting overwhelmed and not sending cards at all!

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