I was belated on sending a birthday card to a relative recently, and I wanted to get it mailed quickly that morning as I knew it would then be delivered at least a little more timely. So instead of going to buy a card I dug through my scrapbook supplies to see what I could put together. I have a set of natural cards and matching envelopes and I think they make a perfect back drop for any style card.
When I'm making a card for someone I like to use decorative pieces that I think will speak to them. Whether it be something that looks like their "style" or elements of things they enjoy.
In this case it was for an Aunt of my hubby's and I know she likes kind of a Victorian style.
Keeping that in mind I used a paper that reminded me of something that could almost be an old wallpaper and I tore the edges for a softer look. I took the part I tore off and flipped it over to use the other side of the paper as my left border piece. I then found a roll of lace that I had and glued that along the edge - as the tea stained look of the lace spoke Victorian to me and it matched my natural card underneath. I then found a flower I had and I liked how it added extra color and some dimension and different texture. I wrote "january" on the outside as I thought it would fill out the space nicely...and it went with my inside message you'll see next. I finished by using some Victorian stickers I had on the outside of the card and inside.
Here is a Victorian sticker on the inside and then I wrote a little message on the top to bring together the whole intent of the card. Before I mailed the card I wrote our personal birthday message to her.
And of course one more Victorian sticker on the outside envelope for extra cuteness! Just a quick simple project to send a little love, and hopefully a smile, to a family member.