Topiary – 3 Birthday Cards

Hi everyone

I can’t believe it is Friday already.  Where did the week go.  Mind you I am looking forward to the weekend.  The weather has now picked up a little this week after Winter poked his head around the door last week, so I have planned a weekend in the garden.  Anyone got anything nice planned for the weekend?

Today I wanted to share some quick and easy birthday cards I made.  Saying that, a couple of them could be changed into Christmas cards.


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The idea for these came from chatting with my friend Kylie a couple of weeks ago about how easy it was to grow bay trees.  I love the standard ones that are cut into a ball shape.  You know the ones that some people have either side of the front door.


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The little urn and shrubs are attached using foam pads to raise them slightly.


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I stamped my images onto White coated card stock using black archival ink, cut them out and colored them.

I stamped the flourish around the edge of the (cut to size) pretty papers using again using black archival ink.

I then just assembled the cards as seen.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used:

  • The Urn – The Fabulous Flappers
  • The Topiary Shrub – Is the top of a tree from Patchwork Landscape.
  • The Floral Flourish around the edge – Fragrant Honeysuckle
  • The Sentiment – Birthday Words.
  • The red backing paper on the 3rd card – CB’s Stucco Background Damask Bright digital download.

That’s all from me today.

Thank you to everyone for leaving comments on my last post.  It is always lovely to hear from.

Have a fantastic weekend

Florence x


  1. Kylie

    I am definitely going to look into getting my own bay tree (that would hopefully grow in a pot). I love your topiary variations. My fave one is the blue. It pops out from the card with yummy colour. I have been home for 1 week today. Already planning the next trip, my friend 😉 Hope you are up for it lol xx


  2. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven

    These are fabulous Florence, I love the gorgeous background and the beautiful colours.
    Linda xxx


  3. butterfly

    Lovely – the urn and shrubs are great, and work so well in all the colour variations you’ve used… Can see the Christmas possibilities – a few baubles and a touch of tinsel…! Lovely cards, Florence.
    Alison xx



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