My older son recently turned 19 years old. (I still don’t quite understand when or how that happened…)
Of course, being a card maker, I needed to make a special card for him. I thought it would be a good idea to bring out a retiring stamp set for the occasion, so I decided to use the Build A Birthday photopolymer stamp set.
Along with stamps and ink, I used some of my old, retired Cherry on Top washi tape to build the cake on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock. Using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies, I cut a 3″ circle from the front of the Gumball Green card and I adhered the stamped piece to the inside of the card.
I just love the fun color combination of Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Gumball Green and Crushed Curry!
When you open the card, you get a little surprise:
To build the inside of the card, I started by cutting a piece of Cherry on Top paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attached it to cover the white, stamped card stock. Then I cut down two more pieces to 5″ x 5″. I scored and folded them to create the two “boxes” and used Fast Fuse to adhere just the ends together, which leaves the middle open for the gift card.
To attach them to the card, I ran a strip of Fast Fuse about 1/2″ on either side of the card crease, flattened the boxes and aligned the edge with the card crease; then I closed the card onto the flattened boxes and they attached in the proper place.
For the inside of the card, I stamped two candles, cut them out, and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped “happy birthday” and the banner from the Thoughtful Banners set, punched it with the Duet Banner Punch, and used Dimensionals to attach it as well.
To finish off the front of the card, I cut a couple of small banners from the Cherry on Top paper to embellish the front of the card. I attached them and wrapped a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the front of the card. Finally, I stamped “birthday wishes” from the Endless Birthday Wishes set onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock. I cut it into a banner shape and attached it.
I know it sounds like it was a lot of work, but it actually didn’t take long at all! And I think the end result was worth it. What do you think?