Hi everyone! I am back with another project to share with you. I previously mentioned in my last blog that the month of March is my daughter’s birth month. I made the invitation card for her birthday party and I have decided to share it here in my blog with a few changes to make it a birthday greeting card. I also used quite a few cardstocks for this project and I also used Adobe Illustrator to create the stripe background design of the insert card.
The supplies that I used are: cardstocks (fuchsia, white, baby blue, baby pink and red) digital pattern papers I created using Adobe Illustrator (polkadot and stripe pattern), fuchsia glitter foam adhesive, Yum Yum Cupcake Clear Stamp Set, Cupcake Pop-up Die Set, lace trim die, Sizzix Framelit dies (scalloped and circle), Shin Han Touch Markers, Winsor & Newton Promarkers, Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Big Shot Machine and other basic crafting tools.
After I printed my own digital pattern paper using Adobe Illustrator, I scored and cut the fuchsia cardstock into 5″x11″ and again scored at 6″ to fold the card. Next I prepared the front design of the card by die cutting the edge of the front with my v-shape lace trim die. I made sure that the die cut will cover the v-shape part of the striped backdrop in the insert card. To do this, I draw a line with a pencil by tracing the shape of the lace die in the front side of the card on top of the v-shape part of the striped pattern. The idea is to cover only the message part of the card.
Next, I prepared the insert card where I die cut the big cupcake. The insert card should be big enough for the cupcake die and has the same width size but shorter than the base card to make room for the message and the cupcake die cut. First, I lined up the die on top of the insert card fold and then I run it through my Big Shot Machine. The die will only cut the cupcake part and will only make a score on its base to support the pop-up. After I die cut the cupcake, I had to work the centerfold on both back and front direction as well as the score line on top of the cupcake to make the entire cupcake pop-up. I also die cut the smaller cupcakes using my baby pink, red and polka dot paper. I used the fuchsia glitter foam adhesive for the happy birthday sentiment and the ribbon embellishment in the cupcake.
I glued the cupcake pop-up inside the card and then I assembled the cupcakes. I made an accordion fold on the cupcake liner to add more dimension. Then I glued the two small cupcakes on each side of the big cupcake. I decided to put some Ranger Glossy Accents on the cherry on top.
For the message inside the card, I adhere the white cardstock with the stripe pattern with a tape runner. Using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Touch Twin and Winsor & Newton markers, I stamped and colored the Yum Yum Cupcake Stamps in a white cardstock and fuzzy cut them. I also used a balloon digital stamp that I had on my stash. I glued the stamps inside the card as well as the glitter happy birthday sentiment on top. I used a dot foam adhesive for the little girl and the balloon to add more dimension. To finish the card, I glued the scalloped and circle die cuts together and the letter E die on top then adhere it half-way in the middle of the v-shape lace trim in front.
I used quite a lot of paper in this project but most of them are from my scrap stash most specially those that I used for the cupcakes as I only needed a small size of paper. This card is also thicker and bigger in size compared to your standard portrait greeting card because of the pop-up and the glitter foam inside. The front design and the pop-up cupcakes are the same as my daughter’s invitation cards for her birthday. That explains why I used the letter E in front for her name. You can change this into a number e.g., age of the birthday celebrant or a small circle picture.
I hope you like this week’s card project and thank you very much for visiting my blog. See you next time!