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Mon 28

Fresh Cut Stems Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I'm continuing to create birthday cards this month for upcoming April birthdays.  For today's card I made a sort of flower garden using the FRESH CUT STEMS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSH SCRPT from Memory Box with a grass border cut using the poppystamps LITTLE BIT OF TURF two dies.


papers used

  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 6X6 cardstock
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 6X6 doublesided papers


dies used

  • from Poppy Stamps:  LITTLE BIT OF TURF 2342


to make this card

  • start with a white notecard
  • cut one of the light blue/green plaid papers 4 X 5 1/4 from the Madras Plaids and add it to the front of the notecard
  • line up the two dies side-by-side from Little Bit of Turf (poppystamps) on a piece of lime-y green cardstock from the Lush Green Collection; when cut the top edge will look like blades of grass sticking up
  • trim to fit and add the grass piece to the front of the card securing the bottom and two side edges but leave the top grassy edge unglued
  • die cut the Fresh Cut Stems from several shades of green cardstock in the Lush Green Collection
  • die cut the Fresh Cut Stems from one of the Madras blue plaids, trim off the stems and secure the blossoms on top of the green stem ones; add tiny pearls in the flower centers
  • glue the stems behind the grassy edge to create the flower garden


  • die cut the background Happy Birthday Posh Script from a scrap of the plaid background paper
  • die cut the detailed Happy Birthday from a scrap of one of the green cardstock papers; glue it onto the plaid background; add to the grass on the front of the card


This is one of those designs that can be recreated in many different color combinations and for many different occasions just by changing the sentiment.  The Lush Green Collection SP1003 offers so many options for grass and stems that I've stockpiled several pads.  There are lots of options for coordinating blossoms and backgrounds in the 6X6 paper pads--Madras Plaid Coral and Green PP1013, Madras Plaid Blue and Violet PP1014, Woodsy Plaid PP1018, Garden Folly PP1005, Spring Plaid 1012, and Garland 1010.  And there are even more options if you prefer Mirror, Polished Foil, or Glitter papers for extra shimmer and sparkle.  Have fun creating your own flower garden!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


such pretty softness to that paper and I love how you used it for your flowers too!

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