I have so, so many cards, both RTW (ready-to-write) and supplies. The problem is I'm lacking in cards specific to occasions. When someone's birthday is coming up I stare blankly at my boxes and boxes of pretty everyday notecards, none of which is quite appropriate for a birthday. I recently decided to start making my way through my supplies more diligently, as opposed to buying more, which is what I really want to do.
I decided to use some leftover Paper Source blank flat cards and envelopes from a bridal shower invitation project I did last year and made my own birthday, Father's Day, and bridal shower cards. Using Microsoft Word Publishing Layout, I inserted a double-lined border and a double-lined multi-point circle, then a small text box with the appropriate message in this Parisienne font. For this birthday card, I stuck on some rhinestones, too. Everyone with a big event happening in the next month is getting a yellow and grey card; I just have to remember to whom I send one so I don't repeat.