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Making a "Time to Celebrate" Birthday Card

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Send your best birthday wishes with this beautiful handmade card. This is a guide about making a "Time to Celebrate" birthday card.
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January 2, 2015

Use clear stamp images and phrases, and a stamped image of lavender to bring a birthday smile to a friend or a colleague. Add some bling with diamond stickers, a touch of color and a phrase that says "It's time to celebrate!" The cute little worms on the card will cause a smile or two, making the recipient feel very special.

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Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • 8.2 x 9.6 in light purple marbled cardstock
  • A4 sheet of ordinary white printer paper
  • Jablo's clear stamp images: small bird; small worm; border pattern; the phrase "it's time.."
  • clear acrylic block
  • pigment stamp pads in the following colors: black, leaf green; light purple and dark purple
  • Upikit decorative
  • black self-adhesive bud silk stationery lace sticker
  • light purple gingham ribbon
  • colored felt-tip pens: brown; purple; pink; yellow and green
  • pair of standard scissors
  • pattern edged scissors with seagull pattern
  • quick drying glue
  • pencil
  • ruler
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Steps:

  1. Score the light purple marbled cardstock so that the front of the card will be 4.4" wide, and the back of the card 5.2".
  2. With the fold at the left, use the pattern edged scissors to create a border on the right.
  3. Glue a strip of black self-adhesive lace sticker to the left of the card, and to the inside of the card (just to the left of patterned border), and cut off any protruding edges.
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  5. Glue a strip of gingham ribbon to the top and bottom of the front of the card, and cut off any protruding edges.
  6. Cut a piece sized 3.6" x 7.4" from the printer sheet.
  7. Use the stamp pads to apply an even layer of ink onto the Jablo stamp ~ use green ink on the stem and leaves, and purple ink on the flower itself. Transfer the image onto the piece cut from the printer sheet.
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  9. Press the clear stamp border pattern onto the acrylic block and cover it with the black ink.
  10. Transfer the image onto the first corner of the piece cut from the printer sheet.
  11. Repeat steps 7-8 with the other 3 corners.
  12. Print the phrase "a little birdie told me" in light purple and the worm in black at the top of the card.
  13. Print the bird in purple, and the little worm and the phrase "it's time to celebrate!" in black at the bottom of the card.
  14. Glue the decorated piece of printer paper to the front of the card.
  15. Frame the printer paper with the diamond bling stickers.
  16. Use the colored felt-tip pens to add some color to the worms and bird. Also add some shadows to the lavender: use purple on the stem and leaves, and green on the flower.
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