I love making cards for Operation Write Home, so I made this little trifold birthday card with a child in mind. I think a dad or mom might like to send their child a bright, happy card for their birthday. Well, that's what my thinking was when I made this anyway.
I started with a simple trifold in navy blue. The yellow, orange and green were scraps I had collected from who-knows-where. I stamped the cupcake and sentiment on the front panel, coloring the cupcake to match the papers. When it was finished, I wondered if I should have chosen a color other than green for the frosting, but what the heck--kids have a goofy sense of what's right when it comes to food, so I figured there has to be a little kid out there who would love green frosting!
The center panel is just a sentiment and candles, colored to match again. To stick with the theme, I added mini cupcakes and a sentiment to the last panel, with a bit of blue ribbon for interest.
Now the problem. When the card was done, I was admiring my handiwork when I realized there really wasn't a good place for whoever was giving this card to write a note. What to do, what to do! After a moment, I realized I could simply line the back side of the panels in white to give a bit of space for a note. Problem solved, and another card's ready to get shipped out! Yeah.
Have you checked out Operation Write Home yet? It really is a great organization, and it feels so good to do something to help pay back the sacrifices made for us every day. Consider sending a few (or a bunch) of cards to OWH. All the information you need is on their website. You'll be blessed and so will some soldier and their loved ones.