I am back today with a step by step tutorial and a short video to create a handmade birthday card. I am having fun with these tutorials and videos and I hope you are too. This card, as always, is simple, fun and easy!
Handmade Birthday Card
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White Card Stock 8.5 x 11 size – I purchase this in bulk
Three different, coordinating patterned papers – I used this collection from American Crafts Studio Calico. It comes as a large 12×12 48 pack and a smaller 6×6 pack that would work great for these size pieces. These are from the same pack I used last time for the handmade tag card.
Background piece – 4 x 5.25
Two square pieces – 3 x 3 each
Skinny white piece – 5.25 x .5
Happy Birthday Stamp that will fit on the skinny white piece
These instructions are assuming you have already cut the pieces to the sizes listed above.
Step 1 – Fold the white card base (5.5 x 8.5) in half and set aside
Step 2 – Ink the edges of all of the smaller pieces – background piece, two squares and the skinny white piece
Step 3 – Using the adhesive glue the first square piece onto the background piece in the lower right corner leaving about 1/2 inch border in the corner
Step 4 – Adhere the second square piece to the background piece in the upper left corner leaving the same amount of boarder in the corner. This will overlap the first square.
Step 5 – Use the Happy Birthday stamp and the black archival ink to stamp the sentiment across the skinny white piece. I like to start in the middle then finish the edges. The ink will “bleed” off the edges so be sure to use a scrap paper underneath so you don’t stamp on a your nice table surface.
Step 6 – Adhere the skinny white piece over the top of the background piece about an inch from the bottom. It should overlap both of the square pieces.
Step 7 – Use the brad to hold the two flowers together. Then use a glue dot to adhere it to the card. You can place it where ever you like but I put it just in the corner where the two square pieces meet at the top of the card.
Step 8 – Glue this entire background piece to the white card base!
Step 9 – Admire your awesome handmade birthday card! Nice job.
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