My son-in-law’s birthday is this week and this is the happy birthday card that is going out to him. And since I doubt he’s a regular reader of my blog, I’m sharing it with you early!
The Blue Ribbon stamp set does all the work for you! It’s a large stamp with lots of versatility, and it’s easy to use with all the coordinating punches available. This stamp set makes a wonderful birthday, graduation or congratulations card.
To create the ribbon, you’ll stamp three pieces: two of the ribbon in Not Quite Navy and one of the center message in Cherry Cobbler. You’ll punch the top of one ribbon out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and you’ll snip the tail of the second ribbon leaving a little extra of the top to use when you adhere ribbon together. Then attach the Cherry Cobbler “happy birthday” message in the center with a dimensional.
To create the card base, you’ll start with Wild Wasabi cardstock. Then layer Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy cardstock strips across the Tasteful Trims Bigz Die and run them through the Big Shot all at once. I used strips that were about 3″ x 8″. You’ll want them longer than the card base so you can place them on the card the way you want them.
Lay the wavy cardstock across the card the way you want it and add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the first strip, then the next and finally the last. Adhere a strip of zigzag Wild Wasabi cardstock across the middle.
Now you’ll have what looks like a mess with all the wavy strips hanging off the sides! Open up your card and trim off the excess from the back with your Paper Snips. Place your ribbon on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and your done!
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Enjoy! JulieCard Recipe: Stamps: Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979, clear-mount #125981 Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966, Not Quite Navy #126971 Paper: Not Quite Navy cardstock #101722, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Chocolate Chip cardstock #102128, Wild Wasabi cardstock #108641, Whisper White cardstock #100730 Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, Paper Snips #103579, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755