Birthdays JOS Blog Hop
For today’s Joy of Sets Blog Hop our theme is Birthday’s! Who doesn’t need a birthday card at least a couple of times a year right? So after you check out my project today, please continue on and visit the other bloggers as well. There is a link at the end, and a complete list of all the bloggers pages.
So for my project today, I am CASing a catalog card! I often do CASE – Copy And Selectively Edit catalog cards, or cards I am inspired by on Pinterest and Facebook. The key to a good card project though, is to make it your own as you work on it! I tell my stamping friends, “It’s Your Card, Make It Your Way!” all the time, and have for years.
So here are the two cards side by side.
On the left we have the Catalog Card from the Spring Stampin’ Up Catalog. Did you know we use to actually label the catalog the IDEA BOOK! On the right we have my CASE of the project.
In the catalog it is an Easter Card, I made mine a Baby Card! Maybe the best birthday to celebrate of all. And what new mom, wouldn’t love to get a fun and bright card, celebrating the birth of a child.
Birthdays JOS Blog Hop Project
Here’s a video demonstration of me, starting to pull all the pieces together for the card to come together. Watch, and I will talk you through my process.
Tips & Techniques:
- I started with the So Saffron cardstock cut to 11 x 4 1/4.
- Then using a 2 inch circle punch to create three windows.
- I then stamped the little flower image with So Saffron ink, repeatedly on the front as well.
- Next I ran it through my embossing machine with the Subtles Embossing folder. Just to add a little texture.
- Stamp, color, and cut out the fun critters.
- Then I decided to stamp the Buffalo Check on the inside of the 11 x 4 1/4 to fill the windows with a pattern.
- Now use dimensionals on just the heads of the critters, and place them into the windows, tucking their feet inside. This gives them the feel of peeking out at us.
- I then used adhesive to close up the So Saffron card.
- Stamp the sentiment, and I punched it out with the Story Book punch and lined it up on the edge of my card.
- Finally, for a little bling and fun! I added the yellow flower sequins from the Gingham Gala collection.
- Adhere the entire project to a card base, and you are good to send a card.
- One last thing, no naked envelopes please, add some flowers to the edge or the back flap of your envelope!
Okay, so that’s it! Time to move on to the next blog. Happy hopping today! Leave us comments as you go… we love to hear that we have inspired you.
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