Getting Fancy For a Birthday!
Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
Florida has definitely made up with the sun here. I think the sun has decided to give Florida a hug! It is so flippin’ hot here. However, being a natural born Floridian, I like it. I get to spend the day enjoying the sun while Monkey plays outside. I also get to come back inside and talk to all of you amazing people!
Today, I wanted to give you all a fun card that can be done relatively quick. Let’s face it, in this day and age, things come up quick and people tend to be in a rush. Sometimes, birthdays pop up out of nowhere and you are having to scramble to the crafting area to come up with something awesome. So, today, I wanted to show you something that can be done quickly and is still kindly fancy.
Base, Turquoise measuring 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches
Designer Paper 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
Turquoise 4 7/8 inches by 3 3/4 inches
White 4 3/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches
Design paper 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
White 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches
Paisley designs from JoAnn’s
Birthday Wishes from JoAnn’s
StaZOn Jet Black
Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay
Step One: The White pieces
This step takes care of all of the stamping for the card itself. I started with the white scrap paper. I stamped my birthday sentiment, in StaZOn Jet Black ink, and punched that out using my label punch. Working on the white piece measuring 4 3/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I stamped one of the frilly designs on the top and the bottom, making sure to center that peak of the design, in the Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay. With the next piece of white ( 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches), I stamped another fancy design along the bottom. I love decorating the inside of the card. It truly ties the front of the card with the inside and makes the card have a little something extra.
Step Two: That Pretty Label
I took my scrap piece of turquoise and punched out my label. I took that piece and carefully cut on the landscape (long) side. Using my tape runner I adhered one piece to the top of my white label piece and the other piece to the bottom. This gives a little bit of dimension to my white label piece. This step is short, sweet, and to the point. It truly does add a little something to the front of the card.
Step Three: The Front of the Card
Starting with my trusty tape runner, I adhered my turquoise piece (4 7/8 inches by 3 3/4 inches) to my Designer paper (5 1/4 inches by 4 inches). I then added my white piece (4 3/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches) to the new layered piece. I added this new layered piece to the front of my card. I didn’t adhere it with dimensionals because I felt it would be too much of a lift on the card, due to the last part of this step. The fancy label piece that I made, I put dimensionals on the back, centered it in the middle of my card, using the stamped images as my reference.
Step Four: The Inside of Card
Using my tape runner, I adhered my white piece (5 inches by 3 3/4 inches) to the center of my designer paper (5 1/4 inches by 4 inches). Finally, I adhered this to the inside of my card. I absolutely loved how this came together on the inside of my card.
Step Five: The Envelope
Using the same stamp as the front of my card, I stamped in the center bottom portion of the flap for sealing. Holding the flap down, for reference, I lined up with the stamped image and stamped my image upside down beneath the flap. I flipped my envelope over (face side up) and stamped that same image right side up and flipped the stamp upside down and stamped the image again, lining it up with the stamped image. This made a fancy kind of label in the center of the envelope for the name to be placed. As I am giving this card in person, I didn’t find it to be necessary to pay too much attention to leaving room for address and bar codes for the postal services. I used Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay ink for stamping the envelope.
This card was truly a pleasure to work on. I am going to be giving this beautiful card to my sister who celebrated her birthday earlier this week. I wasn’t able to see her on her birthday, so this card and a little gift is waiting to be given to her soon! She loves bright fun colors and I thought the colors used in this card would make her smile. That is always my goal with any project I make for someone.
What are some cards that you have been working? I would love to read about them in the comments, either here or on any of my other social media. Feel free to comment, like, or share it would definitely help me out and I would appreciate it.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, it truly means the world to me. I hope you have a marvelous day. Until next time,
Thank you and God Bless!
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