Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  My daughter-in-law recently had a birthday and  so I CASEd this card from Sandy Mathis at http://www.StampwithSandy.com

Sandy's card

Sandy’s card

This is my card that I made for my daughter-in-law.

Kathy's card

Kathy’s card

flower detail

flower detail

Supplies you will need:

  • Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms, Wetlands (greeting)
  • Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
  • Inks:   Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
  • Fancy Fan embossing folder, Cuttlebug or Big Shot or whatever machine you have for embossing folders
  • Baker’s twine, white
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Perfect Layers tool
  • Adhesive, dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Scrappy Tape

Assembling the card: 

  1. Form a card base in Pretty in Pink  that measures 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  2. Layer 1 – Primrose Petals 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  3. Layer 2 –  Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″  (or use Perfect Layers tool with 1/16″  margin on Primrose Petals (layer 1))
  4. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  Place on Primrose Petals cardstock and using Perfect Layers tool cut a 1/16″ border. Stamp greeting as shown.  ( I laid out my flowers where I wanted them to be to decide where the greeting would be placed)
  5. Cut a piece of Primrose Petals  4 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ and run it through the Fancy Fan Folder. Set aside.
  6. On Whisper White cardstock stamp Stippled Blossom in Pretty in Pink twice.
  7. Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the contrasting blossom in Primrose Petals ink.
  8. Stamp three sets of leaves in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
  9. Now the fun part, fussy cut the flowers and leaves * (we need framelits for the Stippled Blossoms stamp set!)
  10. Assemble the layers as shown and then tie the Baker’s twine around all the layers and tie a bow.
  11. Attach to card front.
  12. Attach flowers with dimensionals.  Using  Scrappy Tape, I then adhered the leaves to the flowers
  13. Using a small dot of Tombow glue, attach the buttons as shown.

*If you are really not a fan of fussy cutting, you could probably use the stamp set and framelits for Secret Garden in place of the Stippled Blossoms and have a great looking card as well.  Maybe even use Velum and color the flowers.  Hmmm, I might even give that a try!  Stay tuned.

Let me know what you think of this card in the comments below.  I would love to hear from you!

I hope that the weather is warming up for you wherever you are and that spring will come to you soon!  I know I’m ready for it!

Until next time, Happy Stamping

Kathy

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