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Friday, November 10, 2023

Autumn Leaves, Throughout The Year, Them Bones, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am going to share a birthday card with you. Please read on to see how I made today's card. I actually made two of them because hubby has twin sisters. He comes from a family of twins. His mom had twins and one of those twins had twins. And his mom's sister had twins.  All identical too so when I joined the family it was a bit confusing. But I wasn't alone in the confusion, I have identical triplets on my side so hubby got a little taste of what I was going through! LOL 

So onto today's card. The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut it in half on the short side so after cutting it measures 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 2-1/4" and 5-1/2".  Fold the card in half and then fold the front flap inward. 

Then I took a circle punch and punched a little knitch in the middle so it will be easier to pull out the gift card or money.  Once punched I glued the sides.

Now to decorate the front. I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Them Bones" 12" x 12" Halloween package. It was nice to be able to use some more paper from that package. It's got a couple of fall colors I can use for more cards with the "Layering Leaves" bundle. 

The words are from the "Throughout the Year" set and were stamped on a 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Basic White card stock. I stamped the words on the upper part of the square so I could add something there. At the time I stamped the words I had no idea what I was going to do. I was thinking flowers but I wasn't ready to look yet.  A 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock was cut for the layer. I taped the two squares together. I set that piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals on the left side. Be careful not to put them all over the piece or you will stick your card together.  And yes, I have done that one or two times in the past. It's frustrating, especially when you knew not to do it. UGH!

So after giving that open area some thought I decided to go with leaves. I die cut them from the "Autumn Leaves" bundle using Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie card stock. The smaller leaf was set in place using a Dimensional and the other leaf was just glued in place.

I added a little bling to it using some retired copper rhinestones. I have quite a few of them left so you may see them on some upcoming cards. My card was done!

This was a fun and quick card to make and a great way to give a gift card. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,


KardsbyKadie said...

This layout is FANTASTIC!
I'm going to have to remember this when making up my Christmas thank you cards.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Wonderful "Fall" card for a birthday. Love the little leaves.