Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chalkboard Birthday Card with Ribbon Banner

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers! The chalkboard look seems to have taken the crafting world by storm. Today's chalkboard birthday card capitalizes on that trend, and throws a fun ribbon banner treatment into the mix made with gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

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Now that looks like a celebration, doesn't it? The focal image and paper are from the Chalkboard Paper Pack and the wonderful ribbon is green Center Stitch Burlap from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I just looped it around the brads on either side of the focal, tied the ends with gold embroidery thread and "Ta-Da" ! Instant birthday banner! The inside has a fun little surprise tucked in. 

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Yup. It's a little birthday tag tucked into the side pocket and topped with more of that delicious center stitch burlap ribbon! The pocket is a cinch to make. This paper is double-sided, so when I measured it, I just added 2 inches onto the width, scored the paper, folded it over and glued just the top and bottom edge. Instant pocket! 

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I love to make these for friends, neighbors, co-workers...really any time I want to give a little "something" instead of a big gift. The tag can be used as a bookmark, or to decorate an office cubicle. This chalkboard birthday card becomes the gift, especially when you tuck in an individually wrapped chocolate! It's a party in a card! 

That's it for me today folks. I hope you have a fabulous day. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Very cute!
    I loved the design!
    Have a nice day!

  2. Such a beautiful design!

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous. Not sure how I found this blog, but I am so inspired. Thanks for sharing.


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