As much as I love my cutting machines and all of the files that can be used for cardmaking, I also love that in all of the paper stacks I have, some include sheets of panels that can be cut down to use as focals for cards. This is a perfect way for anyone without a machine to be able to make their own cards.
- Birthday and Coordinated Papers (I used a "Happy Cake Day" stack and Ombre stack I had from Michaels.
- White 110lb cardstock
- Adhesive (I use my 3G ATG Tape Runner)
- Self Adhesive Rhinestones
These were the paper stacks I had in my stash. I chose one sheet of panels from the Cake Day stack, a sheet of cupcake papers, and one sheet from the Ombre stack.
I picked the "Make a Wish" panel from the panel sheet, cut out, and saved the rest to make more cards. I make almost all of my cards 5x7 so cut the white cardstock to 10x7, then scored down the middle.
I've donated to charities before and stacks with these kinds of panel sheets make it easy to do multiples and maximize cost-effectiveness.
I cut an orange ombre sheet to 4.75x6.75 and another piece to frame the Make a Wish panel and layered as shown.
To finish I added light green self adhesive rhinestones in different sizes on the cake base, cake, and candles.