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Friday, March 21, 2008

Quick Birthday Card!

I need a birthday card and I needed it quickly. This is one of my favorite layouts and it's one of the quickest ones to work with too!

The original pattern came from Kwernerdesignblog I wrote down the layer measurements and put them on the inside of one of the cards I had made a while back. That way I wouldn't have to try to find them when I wanted to make a quick card.

I also LOVE this layout because you can use the smaller stamps as a focal point. Some of the smaller stamps usually just end up as a background with VersaMark. But with this layout you can use them as the main theme of the card.

It's obvious here I needed a birthday card!!! I used Rose Red card stock and decorative paper along with some white card stock, Rose Red and Basic Black ink. Some dimensionals and a ribbon and you've got a quick card.

And this card is a nice way to use up some of that decorative paper too!!! I still have not learned to NOT hoard it.

I will provide measurements here but be sure to visit Kwerner's blog to see her card too.

I'm starting from the base of the card and working up to the top layer/piece.
Half sheet of card stock (Rose Red was used here)
3-1/2" x 4-5/8" White
3" x 4-1/8" Rose Red (punch with 1-1/4" round punch)
2-7/8" x 4" decorative paper (punch with 1-3/8" round punch)

Stamp your image on a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of white card stock

To punch the holes I put two tiny bits of tape on the back of the decorative paper and lined it up on the Rose Red piece. I punched through both of them by dropping the taped layered piece in the punch on the right side of the layers and lining up the top piece on the side of the punch. It gets it pretty close to center. If it's off too much you can always trim each piece individually. Remove the decorative paper and place a scrap of card stock or copier paper behind it. Take the larger punch and line up the circle and punch out the "ring." Your layers are now ready to tape down permanently. Stamp your wording on.

Once the image is stamped add a dimensional to each corner. Expose the tape and line up your layered piece on top of the stamped image. Once it is centered press down on the dimensionals to make them stick. Tie your ribbon on and then add a dimensional in each corner, expose the tape and layer on top of the white piece. Tape the white piece on top of the Rose Red card base and your card is done!!! So quick and so simple.

This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

7 comments:

Pat S. said...

That card is so cute!
I have a bunch of little stamps, and I don't have a clue what to do with them. They were headed for a consignment sale...I'll have to try this layout first :)

LeAnne said...

Very nice Wanda, thanks for giving us the measurements too. I love Holiday Blitz just for making this kind of cards!
LeAnne

Diane said...

Great way to use those mini stamps,it looks great!!!TFS!!!

Amy said...

That is a great layout! I'll have to give it a try!

sparklystamper said...

Cute card! Like earlier posters, I was at a loss for how to get the most out of all the little stamps that I own. This layout solves that problem. TFS! Happy Easter! Susan :-)

dasimonds said...

Sweet..Quick Birthday Card!
Great Idea...
I love ideas for the smaller stamps.
Thanks for sharing the measurements.

Sara Paschal said...

This card is really cute!