Tuesday, June 2, 2015

First Build A Birthday Card

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Inspiration:  I've seen a lot of great "Build A Birthday" cards, but I wanted to give mine a twist with a different type of fold.  

  • For the card base, start with a piece of 7x5-1/2 inch card stock.  Score at 4-1/4 inches. Adhere a piece of 2-1/2x5-1/4 inch DSP to the front flap.
  • Score a piece of 7x4-3/4 inch card stock scored in the middle for the smaller card.
  • Adhere the smaller card to the card base as shown in the third picture.
  • The middle layer of the birthday cake is Cherry on Top washi tape.  OCD Alert!  I used a small 2-1/4" strip of card stock to "measure" my washi tape.  I taped it lightly to the WW card stock, clipped the ends and then pulled it off and adhered it to the card.
  • The cake seemed a little bare without some sparkle, so I used a star from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and some smaller stars from the Confetti Stars border punch to dress it up.
  • The inside of the card is decorated with washi tape.
Paper Dimensions:
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock
     7x5-1/2 Card Base Scored at 4-1/4 inches
     7x4-3/4 Smaller Card Scored in the Middle
Whisper White Card Stock
     (2) 3-1/4x4-1/2 for Main Image and Inside Card
Cherry on Top DSP
     2-1/2x5-1/4 DSP Layer
Gold Glimmer Paper

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Note:  I used Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics for the verse inside the card.

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  1. Love this card! Where did you find the inside sentiment?

  2. Such a fun card!! I need to make a birthday card and will be "borrowing" some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!! Blessings, Jan

  3. Please HELP!! How did you get such a clear, crisp stamp of the cake plate - I have been trying and trying and it's just a mess!! I love your card and want to make several!!

    1. Don't give up! Try something squishy underneath the paper like a piece of fun foam, paper piercing mat or mouse pad. Also, be sure to lightly tap the stamp to the ink pad rather than pressing the stamp firmly into the pad. Good luck!