I’ve always loved greeting cards. I love making them, giving them, and receiving them. Like a true pack rat I save them all in the hopes of up-cycling them in the future. However, the rest of the world seems to consider cards as disposable and after displaying them for a short time they wind up in the trash. With this hard truth in mind I wanted to create a card that would not have the fate of winding up in the “round file” as my father likes to call it. In order to accomplish this I needed to make the card useful to the recipient and this is what I came up with.
The embellished ribbons untie to reveal the Happy Birthday sentiment inside, but the back of the card is what gives it staying power.
My son and I had a playdate with the recipient of this card a few months after her birthday and to my delight I saw it serving it’s purpose… hanging on the door to her playroom. Ah success!!