Birthday Greetings

Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014

Recently a friend gave me a bag of old greeting cards that she had been saving. The cards represented many holidays and celebrations themes. I separated the cards by category and filed them away for future use.

I had just finished several sheets of handmade petal paper and remembered that I needed a birthday card for the very friend who had given me the bag of cards. I checked the stash of cards from her and found the perfect one to die cut and use for her BD card! Wonder if she will notice? Smile.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Personal paper cutter, scissors
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive, and foam tape or foam dots
  • Scraps of white paper, scraps of turquoise paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Small dried flower petals
  • An envelope (or make matching envelopes with the AG envelope template)
  • An already used store bought card to die cut
  • Dies: Spellbinders’ Large Scalloped Ovals
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create one or more sheets white “petal” paper and one sheet of heavy weight turquoise paper.
  2. When the sheets of paper are dry cut the turquoise paper to 81/2” x 5 ½”.
  3. Score each at 4 ¼” and fold in half to create two turquoise cards (set one aside for a future project).
  4. Fold, crease and tear the white “petal” paper to create a deckled edge piece slightly smaller than 4 ¼  x 5 ½” card. (Note - always save the scraps)
  5. Attach the deckle edged “petal” paper to the front of the folded turquoise card with Beacon ZipDry™ adhesive.
  6. Die cut and emboss the sentiment shape from the front of the old birthday card.
  7. Attach the die cut verbiage to the middle of card with foam tape or dots.
  8. Add a personal message.


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