Did you know that today is National Organise Your Home Day? Coincidentally I’ve started decluttering and reorganising, however it’s going to take more than one day! Of course, following my recent surgery I’m still not allowed to lift more than 10 pounds (4.5kg), so hubby will be kept busy with the lifting. But before I get back to that I wanted to show you this simple card I made using the Filled With Happiness Stamp Set, with the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper (DSP) available for free during Sale-A-Bration.
I started by choosing a really pretty floral design from the Flight & Airy 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
To coordinate with the paper I decided to use Balmy Blue Card to create a simple A2 card base. First, using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder.
Turning to the floral DSP I started by cutting a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it to the front of the card base with an even border all around.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of the DSP, along with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. After gluing the DSP along one short edge of the card I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
Finally I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the Flight & Airy paper and glued that to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I removed the excess paper with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
All I needed now was the focal point for the card front and started with a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White Card. Next I pulled out the Filled With Happiness Stamp Set and chose the happy birthday sentiment complete with a pretty bird image in the centre.
Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the image and sentiment in the centre of the white card layer. Then I coloured all the leaves using the dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. To coordinate with the patterned paper I decided the bird should be blue and started by colouring the whole thing with the light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. Then picking up the dark Balmy Blue I coloured just the leading edge of each wing along with the bird’s back. With that done I went back and coloured all the leaves a second time using the dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to make them a little darker.
After cutting a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Balmy Blue Card, I glued the completed sentiment layer on top leaving an even border on all sides. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back I mounted the assembled layers onto my card front and my project was complete.
So that’s this week’s #simplestamping project. I absolutely love the way this birthday card turned out. However it’s even better that I got the paper for free with my recent order! I may have to place another order just so I can get more before the Sale-A-Bration promotion ends!
For another project using a different pattern from the DSP pack see my earlier blog post Flight & Airy.
SALE-A-BRATION -The Flight & Airy DSP is not available to buy as it’s one of the exclusive products in this year’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. But you can get it for free simply by choosing it when you order at least $60CAD of Stampin’ Up! products (before shipping and taxes). Sale-A-Bration ends on February 29th, although popular Sale-A-Bration items may run out sooner.