Do you ever need to make a quick and easy birthday card for someone? Here’s one! You can jazz it up even more or you can even make it simpler than this one is! All you need is the basic idea – maybe some designer paper, card stock and a stamp!
I got out this Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper to make a different birthday card but after I cut a strip of the balloon piece and saw it next to the Crumb Cake card stock I had this idea. Just adhere it to the side of the card base and stamp a greeting right on the card base, perhaps in Early Espresso. Well, that would be the most basic, and I ended up doing a little more. I’m even looking at it today and thinking what more I could have done to it! But there’s nothing wrong with simple. I put a scallop edge on a piece of Gumball Green card stock for a little contrast next to the designer paper. Just use the Scallop Edge Border Punch.
For the greeting on the card, I used the birthday stamp from Label Love. I colored the stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers – Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Bermuda Bay. After stamping, I did punch out the greeting with the Artisan Label Punch but I ended up trimming around it with my Paper Snips to make it smaller. That way I could punch out another label from Gumball Green that would fit as the layer underneath.
Want to “jazz it up” some more? Maybe add a strip of Gumball Green on the left side of the designer paper. Tie a ribbon around the designer paper with a knot or bow. With Versamark ink (or same color ink as paper) stamp some birthday images on the card front so they are subtle. Texturize the front of the card before adding anything else with an embossing folder and your Big Shot. Add a little bling to the greeting with small rhinestones or Candy Dots or Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. You get the idea!
It’s Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin’ Up!, so if you would like to make your own bundle to make simple cards like this one, here’s a suggestion:
- Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper $10.95
- Crumb Cake Card Stock $6.95
- Label Love Bundle Clear-Mount (stamp set and punch) $28.75
- Classic Ink Pad $5.95
Those items will give you a merchandise total of $52.60, which earns you one FREE Sale-A-Bration product! Check out the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Brochure! I’d probably suggest the Banner Punch, the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, the See Ya Later stamp set (greetings) OR the Good As Gold Card Kit (to make even more cards!).
With Stampin’ Up! products, you’re always set for lots of card-making! Have fun!
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