Handmade birthday cards are one of my most-needed, most-sent card types, so I find myself making them very frequently. Today I’ve got one to share that I created with some of the older supplies in my stash, and since I always tend to make extra die cuts while crafting (just in case there’s an oops moment), I ended up also making a second card.
To start, I put a blank white card panel into my stamping platform and pulled out the Pop-Out Diagonal Stripes Cling Stamp from Pinkfresh Studio. I love how easy this stamp set makes it to create a multicolored background without needing masking paper or Post-It tape, and I’ve been using it a ton lately! The ink colors I chose were Lilac, Candy Violet, stargazer and Sweet Mustard from Pinkfresh Studio, as well as Fuschia and Island from The Stamp Market.
Once my background was complete, I set it aside to dry and worked on the sentiment. The ‘sending a B-Day Delivery just for you’ is from the Mailbox Messages stamp set, and I used TSM ink in Jade and PFS ink in Stargazer to stamp the words on a white focal panel, cut with the Lovely Labels Nested Die Set.
With the stamping complete, I moved on to some floral die cutting. The Bloomin’ Cute Die is a 4-piece set that includes a background flower and one with petal outlines, as well as some leaves. I cut enough from white cardstock to create two little clusters, and adhered them together.
For the final assembly, I covered the striped and sentiment panels on foam tape, then mounted them on my card. Next came the flower clusters, and I finished them off with a little piece of confetti in the middle of each.
As I mentioned, I cut some extra white flowers in case there were any casualties – often the case when I’m crafting! But on this occasion, I didn’t lose any and had a few leftover for another card. I went with a really simple design on this one, cutting the solid flower shapes from colored cardstock that matched the stripes in the first design.
I adhered those in a tumbling sort of fashion on a plain white card base, then popped a white heat embossed sentiment from the Gorgeous Greetings stamp set on some foam tape and added that to the bottom right corner. Again, to finish off, I put some confetti in the center of each flower.
And that was it! I’d love to hear – what sort of cards do you find yourself needing most often?