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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Birthday Bonanza, Bonanza Buddies, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I found this fun card here on Pinterest.  I thought it was such a cute card and I just had to make it. I clicked on the image on Pinterest but it didn't take me anywhere, so this is how I made the card.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of  Bermuda Bay card stock.  

On top of the card base I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  the striped Designer Series Paper (DSP) "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" paper pack.

I cut a 3" x 5" piece of DSP  with the dots on it.  On the backside is the koala bear.  That piece was hard to use because I don't like using big pieces that have images on the other side that I like. But I gave a heavy sigh and took the piece to my paper cutter.  I taped this piece on top of the striped DSP.

I punched out the three characters from the "Birthday Bonanza" DSP.  I used 1-7/8" circle die cut to cut them out.  

I die cut three 2-1/8" Bermuda Bay circles. I taped the characters to each circle.  The koala bear didn't have a hat so I fussy cut one from a scrap piece of the DSP. I taped it in place.

I was going to add little pom poms to the tops of the hats but I forgot.  I was running late in getting this card out and I was rushing.  I might still add them but I think they look find without them. The original card doesn't have them.

I took a 5/8" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink.  I taped this piece to the bottom part of the card. The bottom edge of that strip is 5/8" up from the bottom edge of the card base.  

I added Dimensionals to the toucan and set it in place on the front of the card.  Next I added the koala bear using Dimensionals on parts of the piece that didn't touch the previous circle.  I added snail tape to the part that did touch the circle.  And for the final circle, I did the same as the koala bear one. 

I added a rhinestone to the word strip and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This is such a cute card and it was a lot of fun to make. Plus it was very easy.  This could be done using the stamp set alone too, but why???  I need to use up this DSP because it's retiring.  It's too darn cute. I am glad the "Bonanza Buddies" set will be in the new catalog.  I do like using it for kids cards.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,


Patti said...

thanks for the details...really helps in reproducing this idea.

Susan K said...

I just saw your card on Pinterest and love it! Thanks for the details--glad I didn't see the other one without them! Very cute and easy to make. (I hate using a big piece of that dotted paper too but it is sooo cute!) Looked around your blog and really like your cards. TFS.