Picket Gate Birthday Card


This card is a fun way to use all of those left over scrap papers and flowers.

I used a white 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base. I layered a piece of chocolate brown card stock that was 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 on top of the front.

For my gate, I used a left over piece of Vintage Floret paper from Heartfelt Creations. I cut 8 strips that each measured 3/4″ x 7 1/2″. The back of the gate uses 7 strips. I attached the strips to the front of my card leaving a little space between each “board”. The chocolate card stock really gives some depth to this card from between the strips. The 8th strip is for the diagonal piece. I laid it down under the cross boards to eyeball the placement before adding my adhesive. I applied the top and bottom boards and then cut off the extra from the diagonal board. The top and bottom pieces for the gate measure 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. I inked all of the edges with a Walnut Stain distress ink by Tim Holtz.

The bicycle and sentiment sign are from the Celebrate the Journey Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I cut out the bicycle and attached it with foam squares. The flowers are made from the small Vintage Floret stamps and dies. I used scraps of the patterned paper to make these flowers. The rose color of the sentiment matches the flowers perfectly that way.

For the shrub at the bottom of the gate, I used the Enchanted Mum die by Heartfelt Creations. I used 1 large Mum and 1 medium Mum in a dark green and 1 of each in a lighter green. I cut the Mum in half and then cut each petal into smaller strips to give it a grass-like texture. I alternated the layers between dark and light with the large Mum in the back and the medium Mum in the front. I completed the shrub with a small Vintage Floret.

I attached the sentiment sign to the gate with craft foam and twine. I embellished with chocolate brown gems and glitter. The gate hardware is from Dazzles-Hardware.

I hope you make this and share it with someone who needs a little sunshine!




8 thoughts on “Picket Gate Birthday Card

  1. I just wanted to come visit and see some of your creations! Lovely work on your projects! Good luck in the semi-finals for Heartfelt Creations!


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