Design Tips For Your November Birthday Cards

If you need design tips for cardmaking in November, it can be useful to know that each month of the year has its own flowers and stones associated with it. In November, chrysanthemum is the flower of the month, while citrine 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 chrysanthemums and citrine.


Citrine is a beautiful yellow gemstone. On this month’s card, I have chosen to let three yellow bling at the top of the card symbolize citrine.

The two pink flowers on the card are meant to resemble chrysanthemums. It may not look exactly the same, but in my collection those were the flowers that most resembled chrysanthemums – because of the petals.

In December, 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: LesFacettes, Wikimedia (Citrin), License: CC BY-SA 3.0
russavia, Wikimedia (Krysantemum), License: CC BY 2.0