Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!

Gretchen is sharing with us today a great Happy Birthday card.  :)  You can never have too many of these laying around, right?!?  ;)

Instructions -
Outside: Start with a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” card base. Cut three white paper strip pieces to fit the front of your card and glue down as shown. Use black chalk ink to ink edges. Use coordinating cardstock to punch out a circle and scallop, ink edges of each and glue them down towards the bottom right corner of the card front as shown in example. Once you cut the cherry on the “inside of the card” step, you can come back and glue it into the circle on the front.
Inside: Cut two coordinating pieces of patterned paper to fit into the inside of the opened card, towards the bottom. Create a border on the top piece and bottom piece using a border punch or die cut. Glue down into the inside of the card towards the bottom as shown. Ink edges of card with black chalk ink. Use various patterned papers and cardstock to create the pieces needed for the cupcake (cut two cherries, one for the inside and one for the outside of the card). Fold and assemble pieces according to die instructions and adhere to the center crease of your card using a strong adhesive. Don’t forget to add the cherry to the top of the cupcake and the front of your card!
Other: cardstock, patterned paper, punches, border punch, chalk ink.
What a great card!  Thanks, Gretchen!
Happy Crafting!
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