Bella Blvd is celebrating our fourth birthday this week! It's hard to believe that we are four years old already! Thanks to you, and our growing customer base, we plan to continue bringing you fun and happy new products for years to come! We wanted to make this week all about celebrating our birthday, and our new Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl collections were just what we needed to fill up the blog with TONS of birthday inspiration. We are kicking off the week with Birthday cards, which have to be one of the most-given types of cards throughout the year!
"Happy Birthday" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
Who says you can't put a flower on a birthday boy card??! I think it works! :) I thought the cute frogs were a fun compliment to the flower! :) The 'birthday boy' sentiment here is cut off of the strip on the bottom of the patterned paper that you would normally throw away. Don't throw it away! It makes for a fun sentiment! Thanks for looking!
Birthday Boy: Toadilly Cool, Just a Note, Flags 2, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Designer Tapes: Orange Stripe
"Birthday Boy" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I can't resist cutting all the shapes out of the Cute Cuts sheet! I attached the presents here with foam adhesive to add some dimension to the card. Easy peasy! :)
Birthday Boy: Just a Note, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Flags 2; Designer Tapes: Orange Stripe
“Brother’s Birthday” card, by Kathy Martin.
You can whip up cool birthday cards in no time with the awesome new Birthday Boy collection from Bella Blvd. For my card I combined the ‘Just a Note’ patterned paper with stickers from the Alpha+Bits and Just Write Journaling sheets to create this Toad-ally cool design. One of the things I love most about Bella Blvd products is how easily all the collections and accents work together. The blue button is from the new Thankful line and the pennant stickers are from two different sets of Miniatures Stickers.
Birthday Boy: Just a Note, Eat Cake, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Button Market: Outdoors; Miniatures Stickers: Card Sentiments, Family
“Good Times” card, by Kathy Martin.
The new Bella Blvd Birthday collection includes a lot of colorful and beautiful patterned papers that I’m head over heels for! I wanted to show off as many of these great papers as possible so I created this column design for my card. With a fancy background I didn’t want to cover it up so I used a single Just Write sticker as a combination sentiment/ accent and a monochromatic die cute phrase place along one of the paper strips.
Birthday Girl; Pretty as a Present, Party Dress, Dancing Queen, Sugar Rush, Borders, Just Write Journaling Stickers
"Party card, by Sheri Feypel.
This card was inspired by the Borders sheet in the Birthday Boy line. I think the little birthday hats are so cute, I wanted a larger one for my card. So I got to cutting and this is what I came up with. My base has several different patterns, so I had to use lots of foam pop dots to make the hat stand out.
Birthday Boy: Cute Cuts, Borders, Just A Note, Eat Cake, Toadilly Cool, About A Boy, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice, Orange Stripe; Button Market: Orange Star
"Happy Birthday" card, by Wendy Wagner.
I love this birthday collection. As always, it matches everything. I added some stickles & bling to sparkle it up! I’m really loving pop dots right now, so I have a few things popped!
Birthday Girl: Cute Cuts, Celebrate, Sugar Rush, Birthday Flag, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Crochet Flower: Juniper
"Happy Birthday To You" card, by Wendy Wagner.
For this fun card, I based it off the 'happy birthday to you' song with the fun music note paper & of course the song sticker! I added bling & stickles and there you have it. A super fun birthday card!
Birthday Girl: Dancing Queen, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sophisticates: Ciao Chip Borders
"Happy Birthday" card, by Allyson Meinholz.
This card was pretty simple with a sticker border on top and bottom, and then adding banners along the side of the card. I knew I wanted to use designer tape, a flag, pattern papers and borders for various banners and effects. Then I added embellishments for dimension, like chipboard icons, flag, buttons and a sticker.
Birthday Girl: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Celebrate, Borders, Miles of Smiles, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot; Button Market: Hot Pink Flower Buttons, Blues, Fruit Punch; Flags: Birthday Girl 2