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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Flowers for Every Season, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I like using this layout. It's a bit tricky to do the white part but follow along and I will walk you through it.  You only need to make one and save the template, then it's no longer tricky.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. My card was cut on the shorter (8-1/2") side at 4-1/4".  I folded the card at 5-1/2".  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a piece of the "Flowers for Every Season" Designer Series paper (DSP) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I took apiece of copier paper 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and I set it on top of the DSP at the angle you see on the finished card. I turned them both over at the same time, holding tightly so neither moves. I traced the outer edge of the card base.  I fussy cut the pencil lines.  For my Whisper White piece, I took the largest stitched rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelets dies pack and I cut it out from a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I lined it up with my template.  I took a pencil and lightly drew where I needed to cut it. I used the paper cutter to cut it so I had nice clean sharp and straight edges.  

The words were stamped next, the were from the "Sending You Thought" set. They were stamped using black Memento ink.

I took some Daffodil Delight ribbon that I had and cut a piece about 6" long.  I taped the ends on the backside.  To get the ribbon straight, I made tiny marks about 3/8" down from the top on both sides.  I lined up the edge of the ribbon and pressed the tape in place on the back. I had used snail tape on the ends of the ribbon.  Once the ribbon was in place, I used some Scotch tape to hold it in place. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the card front. With the ribbon still on the spool, I slid it under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon. You can save a lot of ribbon doing it this way.  Maybe that's why I have lots of retired ribbon!! LOL

I fussy cut three of the flowers from the DSP. There was a 1-3/4" strip left from cutting it to fit the front of the card. I used that piece for my flowers.  The leaves were from some other project. They were from the "Painted Labels" dies.  They were just sitting on my worktable trying to blend in with all the other clutter there.  I used glue dots to hold them in place. I also used glue dots on the two tulips and the yellow flower was set in place using a Dimensional.   

And there you have it. A bright and cheery birthday card.  I chose those flowers because they had not been used in my stack of paper yet. I thought they were too busy but when you get the right layout it all works out!  I like the looks of this card and it was easy to make too.

Hey!  Did you notice I was able to post without any delay today?  I think I've figured it all out now! *crosses fingers*

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


Hilda Burton said...

Wanda, this is a very bright, cheery card. I love the angled layer with the fussy cut flowers. The tip about using the rectangle dies works perfectly. Makes it so easy and I love the stitching on them. Very pretty card. Enjoy your day!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I have made a card with that layout but not with the stitching. I'll have to see if I have a stitched rectangle that is large enough. I love the card you made! Very pretty!