Jun 29, 2020

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hey everyone, Anne here from Anne-Made and today I'm sharing a fun fold birthday card I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  

open to reveal area for personal message

The following dies were used to create this card:

Tonic Studios: Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics.  Any of these would also work.

I also used the AALL & CREATE stencil called Lushly Leafy. Although DRU doesn't have any of their stencils at the moment, they do carry some of their amazing stamps.  

The sentiment stamp is by My Favorite Things (Bitty Birthday Wishes), but any thin sentiment stamp or die cut would also work well.  The sentiment strip was die cut using a My Favorite Thing die that coordinates with the stamp set.

To start off, I created the colorful background using the stencil and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Once this was completed, I began die cutting the fishtails. 

There are a couple different things you can do if your dies are the right width but the length isn't long enough. You can cut the strip of paper a tiny bit wider than the die and thread the end of the strip of paper above the cutting edge at the back end of the die.  Or you can make sure the top cutting plate for your machine is placed before the end of the die.  That way it won't cut the back side and you can trim it to whatever length you'd like.  That's what I did for these fishtails.

I alternated the sizes and added both solid cardstock colors and patterned cardstock.  I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

As you can see above, the fishtails open to reveal another solid cardstock fishtail die cut.  This is where you can write a personal message. 

I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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  1. This is so cute! I love the how the banner lifts open. Great birthday card.


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