Happy Birthday Celebrate Card and Tag with Tutorial

Hey there friends and crafty Peeps! So excited to be sharing the projects I created with the Party collection from Authentique. I love all things vintage and retro and these papers are chock full of details from days gone by.  

Not to mention how bright and cheerful the colors are.  I mean how could you not be happy to get a greeting card with such vibrancy? If I were still celebrating Birthdays I would be!

I really went to town layering the patterns. What keeps this card from being too busy is the double layering of matting. The Spectrum cardstock coordinates perfectly! Varying the scale works to keep the visual clutter in check, For the bottom layer I've chosen that super sweet and tiny party confetti. It's a pattern...but it acts as a neutral on this card because the scale is so small. 

I've taken a fussy cut image from the cut aparts and utilized it as a focal image. It's popped up an spacers which  adds depth.

A sweet treat is always welcome on a Birthday card and this one comes in the form of a die cut from the collection. More spacers behind this element to build the layers and Stickles to build in the detail.  There's also a clip and coordinating flowers. 
That back ground with the banner pattern is from the 6 x 6 paper pad. The scale was perfect to work in the banner without it being lost behind those adorable retro party guests.

Why not add a large sentiment ?  This one carries the banner theme to the bottom of the card and comes from the die cuts.  I did layer it over the striped section to punch up the patterns.

I was having a blast working with this collection so I created 2 projects for today's post! This large tag is full of retro party style. 

A sweet arrangement of flowers in coordinating colors act to anchor the bottom of this tag.  It also hides the cut edge for this party planner.  

I've used more of the oh so fabby Spectrum cardstock as matting. There is a layer of adhesive foam tucked in between the layers to give this tag loads of dimension.
Altered chipboard finished to match makes this a truely coordinated tag.
Here's the easy steps I took to create this tag.....
The base for the tag is cut from a 4 x 6 inch section of the paper from the collection. I've nipped off the corners to create the tag shape. Next I adhered it to the cardstock and trimmed to leave a 1/8 inch border. Before adding more layers I like to add the twine to the top. Now this tag can be added to a package or used as decor.

Using craft foam creates the spacer between the layers. The second patterned paper is that gorgeous plaid!  Don't forget the matting.

The recipe paper is cut to fit the width of the plaid . The little tag at the top was cut from the excess and finished off with a metal eyelet and more twine A chipboard medallion is the first bulky embellishment and it helps to anchor the rest of the layers. It's got a vintagy gold embossing powder that's heat set to give it a slightly shiny appearance. 
A pretty little die cut doily comes in next. That crisp white really brightens up the arrangement. At the bottom of the tag I've added more altered chipboard. This time in a flourish to fill in the space next to the flowers.

This scalloped edge die cut has a bit of Stickles and a sweet little clip. Our retro party planner is next. She's fussy cut from one of the journal cards with a 1/8 inch border left around her to make her easier to cut out.

Flower arrangements for the top and bottom of the tag because everything is better with flowers.
I'm crazy about chevron ribbon and I think this matches perfectly! A poofy bow topped with twine and a button. Last but not least a small scattering of sequins.
I hope this inspires you to create tags to match your cards . It's an extra little gifty or party decor from supplies you already had out!

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny 
Authentique Supplies: Authentique: Party Two, Party Five, Party Six, Party Seven, Part Eight, Party Components Die Cuts, Party Details Cardstock Sticker, Party Bundle 6 x 6 Paper Pad,
Spectrum Cardstock: Bubble Gum, Caribbean, Mustard Seed.

Additional Supplies: Ribbon, Twine, Flowers, button, sequins, chipboard, and clips.


  1. Such wonderful inspiration.

  2. Beautiful! Love Party! What is the source of the chipboard medallion and flourish?


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