While everyone is most likely in full Christmas mode I’m reminded that other occasions are still happening. I can hardly forget as my daughter’s birthday is around Christmas and we always keep the two events separate. Therefore when I was working on my personal 24 cards in 24 hours challenge I knew at least one would have to be a birthday card. So for today’s simple Sunday project I wanted to show you card number 8. This one uses the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (DSP) which retires very soon.
This card really is quick and easy to makeand I let the Fitting Florets DSP do most of the work.
First I found the subtle leaf pattern and cut a strip 2-1/4″ x 6″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the DSP strip to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I cut off the excess paper with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 2-3/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of the same leafy paper, along with a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Evening Evergreen Card. Using liquid glue I mounted the DSP onto the card layer and set it aside.
Still using the same leafy paper I cut my third piece at 3/4″ x 5-1/4″. Then using liquid glue I fixed this along one long edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. This would be used later as a liner for my coloured card base.
I had one last piece of the Fitting Florets DSP to cut and for this I chose a coordinating small floral pattern. I cut this piece at 2-3/8″ x 3-1/8″ and mounted it onto a 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Evening Evergreen Card.
Now I needed an A2 card base so I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Soft Succulent Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Assembling the card was really quick and easy. First, on the front of my card base I glued the large leafy panel, 1/8″ in from the crease, top and bottom edges. Then I added the layered floral panel 5/8″ from the bottom edge and 1-1/4″ from the crease.
For the “happy birthday” sentiment I turned to the Celebrating You Stamp Set. Using Evening Evergreen ink I stamped it onto a 1-5/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I coloured in the hollow word “birthday” using a light Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. With that done I mounted the sentiment onto a 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Evening Evergreen Card with liquid glue.
Finally I glued the sentiment layer over the layered DSP pieces (5/8″ from the crease and 1-1/2″ from the bottom edge).
That just left the large Basic White piece so I glued that inside the card base leaving an even border on all sides.
To finish I found some small Soft Succulent pearls in the Festive Pearls pack. Using the glue dots already attached to the back I added a row of three pearls to the card base just above the floral layer. And just like that my Fitting Florets birthday card was complete.
This has to be one of the fastest cards designs to recreate. If you’re in the mood to step it up, attach one or more of the layers using Stampin’ Dimensionals. You could also tie a ribbon around one of the layers or fussy cut some flowers from the DSP. Let your own creativity take over.
For some more projects using the Fitting Florets DSP see these earlier blog posts:
LIMITED AVAILABILITY – The Fitting Florets DSP is a special limited edition pack that is available until January 4th, but only while stocks last. For this reason my recommendation is if you wish to buy this paper please do so as soon as possible.