birthday wishes

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Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Basis cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. This birthday card features the gorgeous blue that I paired with white linen, and it’s a super easy design. I created a standard A2 size card base from Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock and then cut a slightly smaller panel from Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock.


I punched ten 3/4″ squares from Basis Medium Blue cardstock and scored each one vertically and horizontally for some interest. I rotated the squares to create diamond shapes and arranged them on a piece of copy paper, centering with a T-Square ruler, and taped them in place with removable tape. Then I flipped them over, added some glue to the back of each one, flipped them over again and adhered them to the Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock panel. Using Stick-It adhesive sheet, I adhered the panel to white foam and then to the card base. I added some tiny white flat-back pearls to center of each along with the sentiment stamped in blue ink, die cut and popped up on foam tape.


I cut the inside panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the Basis Medium Blue cardstock adhered down the left side. I stamped the simple sentiment in blue ink.


One more look… loving how this simple but pretty design turned out! I’m thinking I may CASE my own design soon to create a set of these cards to gift! ;)


Sharing in the following challenges:
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Custom Background / No Designer Papers
AAA Cards: #166 – A Small 6th Birthday Bash

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2021 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Favorite Technique (clean and simple)
Try it on Tuesday: Cut It Out

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock
Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Basis Medium Blue 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping Petite Banners and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets
Ink: Hero Arts Cornflower ink
Dies/Punches: EK Success 3/4″ square punch, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 set
Accessories:  T-Square ruler, Scotch removable tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, white Fun Foam, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

birthday wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and May 1st! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #37 – Anything Goes + Masking! As you know, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you – and this month’s twist is masking! I created a… wait… one layer (yessss, one layer AND clean and simple!) birthday card featuring masking of a bunch of sweet feline friends wishing somebody a happy birthday!


I think this might be the second or third one layer card I’ve created in all my adult crafty life, lol – and it’s CAS – this doesn’t happen very often! I colored these little guys and gals with my Prismacolor Pencils so there would no bleeding through the cardstock. I really need practice as I’m still such a novice using colored pencils.


I stamped the ‘from all of us’ sentiment on the inside in black ink.


And one more peek… so sweet! I love it!


Sharing in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Purr stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings and Big Thanks stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils- Carmine Red, Black, Rose, Silver, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Cream, Ginger Root, Yellow Ochre, Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Yellowed Orange, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Dark Brown; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one layer card featuring the optional twist of masking this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a straight ‘anything goes’ or the twist of masking! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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