Happy New Year to you and happy birthday to my little sister. She's had a few tough hurdles this year so I'm sending some extra good wishes her way.
Here's a fun birthday card that I made with the current trend of banners. I don't have any banner dies or stamps but made do with a circle punch! I saw it on someone's blog and thought it was brilliant! Like most of us, my crafting dollars are limited so I like finding some solutions like this where I can use what I have.
I simply punched a handful of circles from some patterned paper I had lying around and adhered them over a length of baker's twine. I then stamped a couple stars to fill out the card front but it was still looking a little bare. So, I hand drew the red box around the edges and that seemed to pull it all together.
Make it a good one!
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions, Star Prints, All Star, Halloween Tags 2009 (PTI)
Other: Wonderful Words dies, bakers twine (PTI)