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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Music From the Heart, Birthday Card, 2020 Spring Catalog

Today's card came from Pinterest but I the link connected to the photo didn't lead to any instructions.  SO I had to guess and hope to get it right. I like to add the measurements not only for you but in case I want to make another one or one similar to it using that layout. I am in need of a birthday card, so here's how I made this card.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  It was cut at 4-1/4" on the 8-1/2" side and folded on the 5-1/2" mark.  It would work just as well if you cut cut the card stock in half on the 11" side and fold it at 4-1/4".  It would open on the bottom, with the fold on the top.

On top of the card base is two pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  

The DSP measures 2-1/2" x 3-7/8".  Both pieces should be cut to those measurements.  My top piece is not cut the same because my piece was a little short, so I had to make it work.  My top piece measures 2-1/2" x 3-5/8".  

If you are doing it the first way, then you will need to cut two pieces of Basic Black card stock that measure 2-5/8" x 4".  Or if your piece is short like mine, the Basic Black layer for my top piece measures 2-5/8" x 3-3/4".  

I set the layered pieces on top of the card so I could see where I needed to add the words. 

The words are from the "Music From the Heart" set.  It's such a sweet set and it's retiring at the end of the month. (which is rolling around pretty fast!). The words were stamped using black Memento ink.

I taped both pieces of DSP to the Basic Black layers.  

I taped the striped piece in place on the left side of the card.  I lined up the top, bottom and left side with the DSP layered piece.

After the flowered piece was taped, I wrapped and tied some Baker's Twine around the piece and tied a bow.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.  Not only is it pretty but it's quick and easy too! Ya gotta love that!!

I have LOTS of DSP, current and retired to use up and this would be a perfect way to do it.  You should be able to get 6 cards (card layers) from one 12" x 12" sheet of DSP.  Set up your Stamparatus and make a bunch, quick and easy.

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

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