Hello Friends! Designing for CutCard Stock we are already thinking beyond Christmas to January. If you are like me January isn’t one of your favorite months. I feel like it always seems to last forever with the snow and cold, but it does happen to be my birthday month so I decided to make myself a cheerful birthday card.
Because I am using a large word die from Crafter’s Companion I will need to score my paper at the exact top of the word happy then fold along the scored line and trim off the extra paper when folded. Once that is done I’ll put the word die at the very top of the folded paper and use some light-stick tape to hold it in place then run it through a die cut machine to cut the base card out. Be sure to check out the deals this month at CutCard Stock and please also visit my BLOG for many other crafty inspirations.
For the top layer of the card I decided to use StarDream Metallic sample pack Rose Quartz. I wanted to add some texture so I decided to use an embossing folder and this card stock embossed beautifully. Because the word Happy is larger than the embossing folder I ran it through twice so I could get the complete work embossed.
Now my favorite part is deciding what embellishments are best to use with to complete the card. I wanted to only use CutCard Stock for my accents and I started by die cutting out the banner die four times using four different colors – StarDream Metallic Lagoon, Discount CardStock Pink Caranation, StarDream Metallic Sea Foam, and StarDream Metallic Amethyst. Using one die cut banner as a base I trimmed off the other little flags and attached them to the base banner to create a banner with different coordinating flag colors.
Nothing really says happy birthday like a cupcake so I grabbed a couple cupcake dies from my stash and using the same colors as used above StarDream Metallic Lagoon, Discount CardStock Pink Caranation, StarDream Metallic Sea Foam, and StarDream Metallic Azaela I made some birthday accents. I really wanted to have more stars so you can see I did use some scrap paper from my previous cutting to create some extras of them.
Now it’s time to assemble and glue everything together. With the banner I used foam dots to add some lift on each new flag added. I cut a second bottom layer to glue behind the cupcake so you would see more color, and I cut some stars off to randomly place.
It’s a simple card, but the CutCard Stock colors are so vibrant and beautiful that it really shines beautifully at you, plus it’s sturdy and would do just fine if it was mailed out! Be sure to check out CutCard Stock’s deals this month and please also come visit my BLOG for additional crafty inspiration