Hello, SCT Friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a project based on beautiful inspiration from the Spring 2021 Issue! First, here’s a look at the card set I created: 

Would you be surprised to learn that these cards were inspired by a layout?! This gorgeous layout by Jennifer Edwardson was published on page 65:

I LOVE a good two-page layout and found so much inspiration in Jennifer’s pages. I started brainstorming a layout I could create but ultimately landed on replenishing my birthday card stash, gleaning inspiration from her paper strip background.

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I loved the way Jennifer used both horizontal and vertical strips for her backgrounds, so I did it both ways too! I mixed and matched papers from various collections from Close To My Heart and Echo Park Paper. I took a cue from Jennifer by using colorful papers with fun patterns, while also making sure to include some black and white patterns as a way to ground everything. This would also be a fabulous way to use some of those scraps you’ve been hanging on to!

If you look closely at Jennifer’s pages, you’ll see a few pennants on the right page. I used this idea on some of the sentiment strips, and even a few other embellishments on my cards. 

You’ll also find cute little hearts popped up around her pages, so of course, I had to do that too! 

I couldn’t resist adding a few additional stickers from the collections on some of the cards. It was so much fun mixing and matching!! 

I was so inspired by these cards and I’m thrilled to have my birthday card stash replenished! Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer

How has the spring issue inspired you? Be sure to tag us on Instagram and Facebook when you post your project photos—we’d sure love to see!


What wonderful cards inspired by Jennifer’s layout! As a special treat, Wendy is sharing the sentiment strips that she used to create these birthday cards with us, to make putting our own cards together, and adding a sentiment easy!

Download this freebie HERE, and be sure to share your card creations with us!