Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pop 'n Cut Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Richele here! Wouldn't you love to get a card like this for your birthday?

Today I want to share this fun card using Pop 'n Cuts. If you haven't had a chance to check out Pop 'n Cuts you can see Karen's introduction video here to see how to get started. It's so easy!

die cuttingDie cut the outside of your card with the Karen Burniston Pop 'n Cuts base die. I used the BasicGrey Clippings collection of paper for this card.

Stamp the Party Hat blueprint stamp using Jet Black Archival ink onto Specialty Stamping paper. This set of stamps is really fun for birthdays!

Using a detail water brush paint the party hat with Distress ink by applying a little ink directly to your craft sheet and picking the ink up with the water brush. To give a little dimension to your hat make the outer edges darker and the center of the hat lighter. Love the bright colors that the seasonal Distress ink provides.

Ink the edges of the Party Hat with Distress ink in Squeezed Lemonade and a little Ripe Persimmon on an Ink Blending tool. Cut a piece of Kraft'Core card stock in turquoise a little larger then the party hat.

Die cut a strip of orange Kraft'Core with the Tim Holtz Pinking edge die from the Alterations line and adhere to your card. Save the other orange pinked piece for the inside of your card. Cut a strip of green decorative card stock and adhere to card. Wrap striped paper twine around the card and adhere under the area where the Party Hat will cover the seam. Tie a bow with the paper twine and adhere to card. Tuck the star charm under the bow as you glue it down.

Die cut the card inside using the Pop 'n Cuts base die with the Label insert. Make sure to match up the score marks. TIP - use your crease pad to insure good folds and cuts. Carefully fold your card as shown above. Start with the long fold and carefully work the other folds.

Die cut 4 flags from Specialty Stamping paper and 2 flag poles with brown Kraft'Core card stock using Karen's Flagpole and Lantern Decorative Strip Sizzlit die.

Adhere the pole top to the center section of the pole die-cut. Fold over one flap and apply Glossy Accents. Fold the other flap over and adhere. Repeat for both poles.

Carefully sand both Flagpoles with a sanding grip. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool.

Paint the flags using Distress Ink on a water brush. Apply ink to your craft sheet, pickup ink with your water brush and paint the flags. Dry flags with a heat tool before stamping. Stamp the word "WISH" across the flags with an Alphabet stamp set using Black Archival ink. I love this Typewriter set from Hero Arts!

Stamp 3 Balloons from the mini blueprint set with Jet Black Archival ink. Color with Distress ink and your water brush.

Once the balloons are dry cut them out with scissors. Glue the string to the back of the balloons and a little knot at the base of the balloons with Glossy Accents.

Die cut the label using the Fancy Label Framelits die. Stamp "Happy Birthday" with black ink. Edge the label with Squeezed Lemonade on an Ink Blending tool. Pop Dot to the center of the label on the inside of your card.

Pop dot your balloons to the top back of the card. Punch some small 1/8" holes in the back of the card as shown above. Thread the balloon strings through the holes.

Adhere the flagpoles to the back of the label portion of the card. TIP: Close the card before you glue the poles down to make sure they don't stick up to far. Adhere the flags to a piece of striped twine keeping the flags close together. Tie striped twine between the poles. Add some decorative bands so you have a place to sign your card. I used the other orange pinked die cut piece from the front of my card, a decorative band of card stock and a piece of white stock. Adhere these pieces to the card inside of the card.

Pop 'n Cut dies make it so easy to make fabulous cards!

Which is your favorite Pop 'n Cuts die?

Thanks for stopping by!


die cutting supplies

paper: Ranger-Specialty Stamping Paper; BasicGrey-Clippings collection
inks: Ranger Distress Inks-Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade; Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black
stamps: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz-Birthday Blueprints CMS153, Mini Blueprints 4 CMS154; Hero Arts - Typewriter Letters CL492
tools: Ranger-Detail water brush and Tim Holtz Idea-ology-Sanding Grip
misc: Tim Holtz Idea-ology-Striped Paper Twine and Star Charm

Too many birthdays on your crafting to-do list?  No worries, the die cutting project gallery at has you covered!  We have so many ideas for ways to say Happy Birthday that you won't have any trouble creating something as unique and wonderful as the birthday guy or gal!
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  1. love it!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

  2. Perfect Stamps Perfect Dies Perfect Inks...You Rock Richele!!! Love this......

  3. Wonderful B'day card ! Front and inside both are fun filled !Thanks for sharing the steps !

  4. love this, thanks for sharing!!!

  5. So happy and festive-= great card!

  6. Oh my what a colorful and fun birthday card!

  7. Wow! It's like a party in a card! I love this die set, but I'm not sure it will work in my Cuttlebug.

    1. Kathy YES these dies will work in the Cuttlebug.

    2. Kathy YES these dies will work in the Cuttlebug.

  8. This is stunning Richele! Such a happy card!

  9. Fun card Richele! Love the party hat and balloons and the fantastic card die!

  10. I was lucky enough to see this card in person! Such a masterpiece! Was awesome hanging out with you, Richele, and thanks again for your help in the classes. You rock!


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