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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Darling Details, Simply Zinnia, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a quick and easy birthday card to share with you using the new "Simply Zinnia" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I was gifted some pieces of this pretty package so I've been playing with it until my order arrives. Coincidence that I ordered the Zinnia bundle and I received some Zinnia DSP in the mail. Maybe it wasn't but it's okay, it's such pretty paper and fun to play with. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Berry Burst card stock (that was in my packet with the Zinnia DSP, along with the Basic White card stock and other colors). I taped this piece to the card base. 

Next I cut my DSP at 3" x 3-3/4" for the top piece and 2" x 3-3/4" for the bottom piece. I taped the bottom piece on first and then the top piece. 

I fussy cut a Zinnia from one of the same sheet I used on the upper part of the card and I set it in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Darling Details" set and were stamped using Berry Burst ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. Then I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. Using the same punch I punched out the scalloped oval from a scrap piece of Berry Burst card stock. I taped the ovals together, added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was such a quick and simple card to make. I was going to point out to you how nicely I fussy cut that flower.  I really didn't cut it that nice. I don't enjoy fussy cutting and my distance between the image and the white I try to leave around it are never even. But if you take a marker or Blends pen and color around the edges the white goes away! Here I used the belly of my light Berry Burst Blends pen for the flower and my light Granny Apple Green Blends pen for the leaf. I think the leaf should have been Parakeet Party but I didn't have that color so I used what I thought was close and it worked. Don't see any white around the edges, do you? See "perfect" fussy cutting!

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

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