7gypsies Birthday Card

What do you do with the bits and pieces left over from a big project?  Toss them?  Store them?  Why not make a birthday card or two? It’s great way to use the papers, left over painted pieces, pieces of cord, etc. Crew member Marie Johannson shows us how to make a great gypsy style card that is really easy to make, but looks like a million bucks.  7gypsies card

Making a funky Birthday card is easy when you have products from Canvas Corp Brands available. A premade card base, patterned papers, tags, mist and some embellishments from your stash is what you need:


Simply layer the patterned papers on top of each other and fasten with your favorite adhesive on the card base. Layer your chosen tags – cut up pieces of cardboard as dimensional “stickers” is a perfect re-purpose tip – and cut our burlap banners.

7gypsies card detail 1Add your embellishments and splatter on Glimmer Mist. Finish of the card by adding a suitable text – here the number 70 (colored with Glimmer Mist).

7gypsies card detail 2

Adding embellishments with different structure gives the card more dimension and interest. Try mixing lace with natural burlap.  Or bling with worn metal. Canvas Corp Brands has the perfect items for a great mix.

12×12 Burlap Sheet – Cappuccino

Ordre du jour lace

7gypsies Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack & 7gypsies Lace Trimmings (1 yd)



7gypsies Crystals – Princesca Hardware


7gypsies Gears: Industrial (14 pieces)

Marie’s style of layering, distressing and clever color combinations keeps us coming back for more.  If you have a color combo in mind, don’t mind the fact that there are not embellishments and papers to match perfectly, just make your own your way.  To see more of Marie’s work visit her blog – Create Without Limits


Happy Creating!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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  1. August 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am Judy B

    I am always in awe of the artists that can combine lots of different things for layouts or cards. Super job Marie.


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