Q uick, fun card for a birthday or other celebration using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Grapefruit Grove Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" from Bermuda Bay Cardstock
- 1-5/8" x 3-1/8" from multicolored balloons design from Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, cut so the balloons are vertical on the vertical rectangle
- 2-7/8" x 3-1/8" from lines of multicolored candles on white background design from Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, cut so the lines of candles are horizontal on the horizontal rectangle
- 1-3/4" x 3" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1/2" x 4-1/2" from Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Adhere the candles design piece of Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to the right side of the Bermuda Bay rectangle leaving a small amount of blue showing on the top, right, and bottom edges.
Adhere the balloons design piece of Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to the left side of the Bermuda Bay rectangle so it overlaps the left edge of the candles design paper a bit and leaving a small amount of blue showing on the top, left, and bottom edges.
Cut a 4" piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Ruched Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the Bermuda Bay/designer paper rectangle so it covers the seam between the two pieces of designer paper. Secure in place on the back with strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add SNAIL to the back of the Bermuda Bay rectangle. Adhere the rectangle to the front of the Grapefruit Grove card in the center.
Cut a 9" piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Ruched Ribbon.
Fold the ribbon in half. Slide one end of the folded ribbon under the ribbon already on the card near the top. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends at sharp angles.
As you are ready to stamp using the Bonanza Buddies Photopolymer Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the "Let's Celebrate You!" sentiment from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Daffodil Delight Ink Pad. Stamp it near the top of the small white rectangle so it is centered side to side. Leave room at the top to cut it out with the die in a later step. Clean the stamp using the Simply Shammy and/or Stampin' Mist and Stampin' Scrub, but leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the sentiment with the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. Stamp it just below the previously stamped yellow sentiment so they overlap just a tiny bit. Clean the stamp using the Simply Shammy and/or Stampin' Mist and Stampin' Scrub, but leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the sentiment with the Grapefruit Grove Ink Pad. Stamp it just below the previously stamped blue sentiment so they overlap just a tiny bit. Clean the stamp using the Simply Shammy and/or Stampin' Mist and Stampin' Scrub and put it away.
Pick out the rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies that cuts out a stitched rectangle that is 1" x 2-3/8". Put it on the top of the stamped sentiments on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so the sentiments are centered. Run through the tool.
Tip: You may have to press fairly firmly along the edges of the die to pop the cut out loose.
Unlock the Banner Triple Punch. Hold the punch upside down so you can see the punching area. Slide one short edge of the strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock into the punch as far as it will go. Get it centered side to side in the punching area. Punch. Repeat with the other end of the Daffodil Delight strip.
Cut the punched strip of Daffodil Delight in half. Lay the halves on the back of the sentiment cut out horizontally so the notched ends stick out a small amount on each side. Trim off excess cardstock on the flat ends of the yellow strip as needed. Adhere the strips of Daffodil Delight cardstock in place with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Remove the protective backings from the Dimensionals and adhere the sentiment cut out with punched strips attached to the front of the card so the punched strips overlap the right edge of the matted designer paper rectangle and the ribbon a bit and the bottom of the sentiment rectangle is about 1/2" from the bottom of the matted designer paper rectangle.
Pick out a gold candle from the Candle Embellishments. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive on the back of the candle and adhere it to the card front so it is sticking out of the top of the sentiment rectangle and overlaps one of the candles on the designer paper.