So Much Happy Birthday Card Week-part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my last card for the So Much Happy Birthday Card Week! Not only is this another fun masculine themed card, but it also lets the dies do all the work for you! That’s right, the only stamping is the sentiment for the inside of the card! This card is also a little bit of an experiment for me for two reasons, I incorporated one of the two embossing dies (one is the stitched that I used today and the other is a slatted lines) and the 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP. I don’t know about you, but when I cut up a 12” x 12” piece of designer series paper, I first cut 1 ½” off the bottom and then proceed to cut up the rest into 4” x 5 ¼” pieces and then cut that 1 ½” piece down again into ¾” x 4” strips for the inside of the card. Since I had not cut down the 1 ½” x 12” piece, I decided to see if I could make it work with the “happy” die and show you how the die works with a full-size piece of cardstock, luckily for me it worked! Lol

To start, cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and using this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut the 1 ½” x 12” piece down into three 1 ½”x 4” pieces:

Using liquid glue, first adhere one piece of the DSP at the top and then line up the stitch die along the edge:

I adhered the second piece of DSP at the line edge that the die left along the cardstock base layer and then lined up the “happy” die along the edge of the DSP, positioning a little bit more to the left:

I lined up the stitched die along the bottom of “happy”:

I cut the third piece of the DSP in half (3/4” x 4”) and adhered one of the ¾” strips along the bottom, again using the edge line left by the die to line up to:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Place a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of some Night of Navy cardstock and cut out a small and large balloon and one of the balloon ties.

2. Place a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of some Silver Foil sheet and cut out a small balloon and two of the balloon ties.

3. Cut a ¾” x 4” piece of Balmy Blue and Gray Granite cardstock, place some Adhesive Sheet on the back, and cut out with the banner die. Since I only needed three of the four banner sections, a 4” piece will be enough and then just trim off any excess. If you want the full banner, cut a ¾” x 6” piece of cardstock.

I first adhered the banners as shown on the base layer:

I adhered the Silver Foil balloon ties to the Night of Navy balloons, trimmed off some of the Night of Navy balloon tie before adhering to the Silver Foil balloon and then placed as shown:

The completed base layer is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, stamp the “happy” in Balmy Blue ink, the “birthday” in Gray Granite ink, and adhere the remaining ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

The dies just make this card, don’t they?? If you noticed, the die cut “happy” only cuts out that and leaves the rest of the cardstock in place, making this die super cool! What really inspired me to use the stitched die is I knew I would have some spacing in between the pieces of DSP and I wanted to add something to the exposed cardstock, rather than leave it as-is. Like I said, this was an experiment I was truly “winging it as I went along” and am so happy that it worked out perfectly!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my last card for the So Much Happy Birthday Card Week! Not only is this another fun masculine themed card, but it also lets the dies do all the work for you! That’s right, the only stamping is the sentiment for the inside of the card! This card is also a little bit of an experiment for me for two reasons, I incorporated one of the two embossing dies (one is the stitched that I used today and the other is a slatted lines) and the 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP. I don’t know about you, but when I cut up a 12” x 12” piece of designer series paper, I first cut 1 ½” off the bottom and then proceed to cut up the rest into 4” x 5 ¼” pieces and then cut that 1 ½” piece down again into ¾” x 4” strips for the inside of the card. Since I had not cut down the 1 ½” x 12” piece, I decided to see if I could make it work with the “happy” die and show you how the die works with a full-size piece of cardstock, luckily for me it worked! Lol

To start, cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and using this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut the 1 ½” x 12” piece down into three 1 ½”x 4” pieces:

Using liquid glue, first adhere one piece of the DSP at the top and then line up the stitch die along the edge:

I adhered the second piece of DSP at the line edge that the die left along the cardstock base layer and then lined up the “happy” die along the edge of the DSP, positioning a little bit more to the left:

I lined up the stitched die along the bottom of “happy”:

I cut the third piece of the DSP in half (3/4” x 4”) and adhered one of the ¾” strips along the bottom, again using the edge line left by the die to line up to:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Place a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of some Night of Navy cardstock and cut out a small and large balloon and one of the balloon ties.

2. Place a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of some Silver Foil sheet and cut out a small balloon and two of the balloon ties.

3. Cut a ¾” x 4” piece of Balmy Blue and Gray Granite cardstock, place some Adhesive Sheet on the back, and cut out with the banner die. Since I only needed three of the four banner sections, a 4” piece will be enough and then just trim off any excess. If you want the full banner, cut a ¾” x 6” piece of cardstock.

I first adhered the banners as shown on the base layer:

I adhered the Silver Foil balloon ties to the Night of Navy balloons, trimmed off some of the Night of Navy balloon tie before adhering to the Silver Foil balloon and then placed as shown:

The completed base layer is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, stamp the “happy” in Balmy Blue ink, the “birthday” in Gray Granite ink, and adhere the remaining ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

The dies just make this card, don’t they?? If you noticed, the die cut “happy” only cuts out that and leaves the rest of the cardstock in place, making this die super cool! What really inspired me to use the stitched die is I knew I would have some spacing in between the pieces of DSP and I wanted to add something to the exposed cardstock, rather than leave it as-is. Like I said, this was an experiment I was truly “winging it as I went along” and am so happy that it worked out perfectly!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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