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Many Happy Birthdays

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Supplies

  • Inkadinkado 96357*P Stamp
  • EK Success Corner Punch
  • 2 3/4" x 3 7/8" "denim" pattern paper
  • 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" black cardstock
  • 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" tan textured cardstock
  • black ink

Directions

  1. Half fold card base to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  2. Stamp happy birthday in the center of blue cardstock using black ink. The Inkadinkado stamp has the whole collage image on it and you stamp it at one time but you could also create your own background from multiple stamps. There are also many other stamps like this out there that you could use instead to make the card for a different occasion.
  3. Punch all four corners of black cardstock. The punch I used is designed to create photo tabs. There are many kinds but the line pattern I used is more male friendly and adds a lot of visual interest because it doesn't cover all of the blue.
  4. Here's the tricky part - adhere the blue sheet in the exact center of the black one, with the tabs underneath the photo corners. It's actually simple to do. Ignore the photo tabs and stick it down like you normally would but only put adhesive in the center of the paper. Make sure you get in the exact center though because there are lots of visual references once the corners are tucked under that make imperfections more obvious. Now that the paper is stuck in the center, tuck the corners under the photo tabs. The tabs will hold down the corners - you just need enough adhesive on the front to keep it from shifting during mailing.
  5. Adhere black assembly to center of folded card base. If it really bothers you that the blue corners don't have adhesive, add some to the back of them at this stage so the blue also gets stuck to the card base.
Suggestion: For your inside words, wish the recipient many more happy birthdays as a play on the card front.

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