Stylized Birthday Coffee Break Strip
B asic directions for creating a quick and easy birthday card using Stampin' Up! products. You can completely change the look by using different strips of Designer Series Paper and coordinating products. Be sure to check my blog to see some different options!
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 3-1/8" square from Whisper White Cardstock
- 3" square from Whisper White Cardstock
- 3-3/4" or 2" x 5-1/4" of coffee cups and coffee pots on white background design from Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
- scrap of coffee cups and coffee pots on white background design from Coffee Break Designer Series Paper from which to cut out a coffee cup
Adhere the strip of designer series paper to the card front about 1" from the top.
Pick out the straight sided square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits that cuts out a straight sided square that is 2-7/8" wide. Place the 3-1/8" square of cardstock on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the straight sided square framelit on top. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Cut a 10" piece of Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.
Wrap the ribbon around the square across the middle so that the loose ends are on the left. Secure the ribbon in place using small strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive across the ribbon in the middle of the square on both sides of the square (front and back).
Cut a 10" piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine.
Tie the twine around the loose ends of the ribbon as close to the left side of the square as you can get so it cinches the ribbon together. Tie a small bow.
Trim the ends of the ribbon and twine.
Ink up the Stylized Birthday stamp with the Garden Green Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the 3" white square.
Pick out the stitched square framelit from the Stitched Shapes Framelits that cuts out a stitched square that is 2-5/8" wide. Place the stamped square of cardstock on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the stitched square framelit on top so it is centered over the sentiment. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Adhere the stitched square sentiment to the center of the larger square using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape on the back of the larger square and add some more SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere the square to the card front so the bottom of the ribbon is about 3/4" up from the bottom of the designer paper strip and the right side of the squares is about 3/4" in from the right side of the card.
Use Paper Snips to cut out one of the coffee cup images from a scrap of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Adhere the coffee cup cut out to the lower right corner of the sentiment squares.