Here is a card design that could be adapted to whatever occasion it is made for. Because of the somewhat generic message in the front, it would suit any celebration: birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, even retirement. Whenever I have the extra time and materials, I like to prepare cards like these in advance so I have something ready in a pinch. I’ll show you how you could transform it from plain to pretty in just one extra step.
Choose three paper patterns that coordinate; for this project, I used three patterns from The Sweetest Thing line of the Recollections brand. It’s one of my favourite lines to work with because it has enough variety, yet you’ll never go wrong with mixing and matching the colours. There’s one good tip I’d like for you to take from this example: stay within the line or designer package and your colour scheme will be easier to coordinate. You’ll spend less time figuring out which paper would go with another.
Choose a bigger patterned paper to be the background and the more detailed one to be the middle part where the words will go on. I then cut two strips of the pink gingham check as well as a 2.5-inch circle to ‘frame’ the words. For perfect circles, I like to use the Fiskars Circle Cutter, which cuts exact circles up to 8-inches in diameter. With your choice of cardstock colour, cut the words “It’s Your Day” at the 2-inch setting from the Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge. Because I chose a very light pink for the base letters, I decided to also cut the ‘shadow’ feature in red for a more defined design.
You could leave the card at this stage and it should be ready for giving. It’s nice and simple, but still unique. However, the extra step you could take from here would be to apply some more finishes to give it more character. Because I was giving this to a lovely girly girl for her First Communion, I decided to add flowers in different shapes and sizes. Trying to stay within the colour scheme, I adhered the flowers in red, pink, and coral just loosely around the circle. The finished products is the picture at the beginning of this post.
Instead of flowers, you could embellish this design with other choices: studs, pearls, flourish, twine, or ribbons, the options are as varied as the occasions you could use this card for. After all, the details you put in will be saying how much you care in the celebrant’s special day.