Ever wondered how to make your birthday cards stand out with a personal touch? Well, wonder no more! In today’s blog post, we’re creating the ultimate Birthday Card with the Year To Celebrate Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! This fun stamp set helps you design your own party blowers in any color you’d like, making your handmade cards burst with joy and celebration!
Don’t like the colors I used? NO problem! Check out tons of different color combinations in my Color Combination Library – you’re sure to find something there you’ll love to try!
How To Make This Card
Project Skill Level: Worker Bee
Worker Bee projects are designed for the crafter who has a bit more time and enjoys creating a handmade card that features a technique or tool. In many cases, a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is required for die-cutting and/or embossing.
- Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
- Merry Bold & Bright Paper: 3″ x 5-1/2″
- Crushed Curry Cardstock: 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
- Basic White Cardstock: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
- Melon Mambo Cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (for die-cutting)
- Basic White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (for die-cutting)
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- Fold the Basic White cardstock in half at the scoreline to create your card base.
- Run the Merry Bold & Bright paper through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Cheery Patterns Embossing Folder (wave pattern.) Adhere to front of card.
- Run the 1-1/2″ strip of Basic White cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Cheery Patterns Embossing Folder (circle pattern.) Adhere to the Crushed Curry cardstock and adhere to center of card.
- Run the Melon Mambo cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out the 2-1/2″ deckled circle using the Deckled Circles Dies. Set aside.
- Using the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the party blower “top” using Melon Mambo ink. Ink up the “bottom” part of the blower using the same ink and tap off on your scratch paper. Line up with the previous stamped image and stamp. This will give you a two-tone look with one ink pad!
- On the other end of the same cardstock, stamp the sentiment using Melon Mambo ink. Tip: I inked up the sentiment and tapped off once so that it was a lighter shade of Melon Mambo, but if I was going to recreate this card, I don’t think I’d tap it off but instead stamp full strength. Your choice! Fussy cut the party blower using the Paper Snips.
- Run the remaining piece of White cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out the sentiment using the 2″ deckled circle die.
- Cut a 3-1/4″ strip of the ribbon and adhere to the back of the White sentiment circle using scotch tape or adhesive. Adhere the White circle to the Melon Membo circle using adhesive. Fray the ends of the ribbon as desired and trim if necessary with your Paper Snips.
- Adhere the sentiment circle to the left side of the card as show in the sample and adhere the party blower on the right side using Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish.
A Tip from Barb
This is another one of those cards that is basically very simple to make, but I upgraded it to Worker Bee level because of the die-cutting and need for a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
If you love the look of this card but want to simplify it, you can leave off all of the embossing on the pretty paper and cut out the circles and party blower with your scissors. Or if you stink at cutting circles like I do, you can use a punch or convert the circle to a square. In that case, the measurement for the White cardstock would be 2″ x 2″ and the Melon Mambo cardstock would be 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″. Happy Stamping!