Wednesday, March 25, 2015

50s Kitchen Birthday Card Set

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The retro feel and friendly colors made me nostalgic for birthday parties from when I was a kid. Unfortunately, it was not retro then.  Regardless I used this kit to restock my collection of birthday cards for my children to take to friend's birthday parties.

Five Bottle Cap Cards

Six A2 Cards

I used the Club Scrap Deluxe kit and a sheet of vellum for greetings and a few gems from my stash. And something unique for me, no stamping was used to make the cards shown.  I simply used fonts from my word processor to make the greetings and printed onto vellum in my home computer.  I made sure to leave plenty of drying time after printing onto the vellum.  Bellow are the  12 x 12 and 81/2 x 11 papers and used.

Collection Papers and Vellum Print out

Each of the five 12 inch by 12 inch papers was cut into a 5" x 10" to make a 5" x 5" folded card. Remains of those papers were used for the design.  My favorite embellishment was the soda bottle caps that came with the kit. Such a unique embellishment.  Tools and embellishments for bottle cap cards:

Bottle Cap Card 1
Bottle Cap Card 2
Bottle Cap Card 3
Bottle Cap Card 4
Bottle Cap Card 5
Then each of the three 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch papers were cut in half to make six  4 1/4" by 5 1/2" (A2) folded cards. For these I featured fun retro printed papers.  Tools and embellishments for A2 cards are listed below:
  • Club Scrap 50s Kitchen ribbons
  • Club Scrap 50s Kitchen Washi tape
  • Martha Stewart Punches: Optic Dot, Trellis Chain, and Crochet Loop
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Sliver Eyelets
  • Miscellaneous gems from my stash
A2 Cards 1 & 2
A2 Cards 3 & 4
A2 Cards 5 & 6
Thank you for reading. Your next stop is with the talented Tiare from Tiare Smith Designs and the beginning of the hop is at Club Scrap Blog here.

Happy Crafting,
Debby H


  1. These are very very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a fun and happy lot of cards! Love the punches you used and stamping on vellum is a great idea.

  3. Great set of cards - I'm sure the lucky recipients will be thrilled to rec. one!
    TFS :)

  4. Love the vellum! The border punches are perfect with the theme. I may have to do this mass production for the birthday swap next month!

  5. Cute cards and not too complicated either (which is great for kids cards!) I love that little baby stapler...

  6. Such colorful and happy cards! And I love the great embellishments you added. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Hi Debbie! These cards are fabulous! Love the use of the vellum for the sentiments! Have a great day.

  8. Debby - love all of your cards so much fun and such happy colors! Kiddos will love them. :)

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  10. LOVE the vellum greetings. what a great idea!

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  11. You totally nailed the retro feel of this kit! The vellum sentiments and script is perfect! Beautiful!!

  12. Beautiful cards! I love printing my sentiments and adding them to the cards.

  13. What a great batch of cards! The printed translucent paper greetings are a great option for those who might be "stamping-challenged".

  14. Terrific job on those fun, retro cards! They'll be a treat to have on hand, for sure!

  15. Love the batch of birthday cards you made! This kit gives happy feelings and that comes through in the cards. Thanks for the reminder to use vellum.

  16. Great cards! Love the idea of printing the sentiments on vellum.

  17. Great set of cards!! So fun!!

  18. Those are fantastic! Anyone would be so lucky to receive them :-).

  19. Great set of lovely cards, the punches and printing on vellum look so great!

  20. Like how you combined the velum, punches, and variety of papers.