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Design Tips For Your October Birthday Cards

If you need design tips for card making in October, it can be useful to know that each month of the year has its own flowers and stones associated with it. In October, marigold is the flower of the month, while opal is the stone of the month. I have made a birthday card where I try to use flowers and bling that can be reminiscent of marigolds and opals.

Since opal is a gemstone that can be white in color, it is easy to find similar semi-pearls. You see a picture of opal below.


I have used three half pearls in white on my October card. It was not as easy to find marigold among the flowers I had lying around. I therefore chose to use three orange flowers which I layered on top of each other. The top of the flowers is an orange rose.

In November I’m back with a new card inspired by monthly flowers and monthly stones. If you were inspired to make something yourself, please send me pictures. You can send photos to: editor@thepapercrafting.com – then we’ll feature them in TPC Magazine in a little while.

Photo: Marit Pedersen
Foto: Ra’ike, Wikimedia (Opal), License: CC BY 3.0
tpsdave, Pixabay (Ringblomst), License: CC0, Public Domain