Friday, April 29, 2011
Happy Birthday Card to Wrap Up a Fun Week
What a week it has been! The only think that could possibly top Cricut's 5th Birthday Party and release of the Expression 2 was a Royal Wedding! I may need the weekend to recover from this fun, fun week. I thought I would wrap up the week with a fun birthday card.
The card was created using Imaginesce cardstock and chipboard stickers, the I-Top tool, Stampin' Up stamps, and a Stampin' Up punch. I really like the bright and festive look of this card. The cake and present chipboard stickers really pop off of the brown cardstock on the cover, but then I took the card to the next step. I added a stamped and punch tag, color coordinating flowers, and an I-Top brad.
I like the fold of the card. Begin with a 12" strip of cardstock. Fold the cardstock in half. Then fold the top half of the card in half again, folding back toward the fold. You will create an uneven Z fold. You then attach a small rectangle to the top half of the card. The photo above shows this fold far better than I could possibly explain it to you.
The top of the card pulls to the left to open. Inside the card I stamped Happy Birthday again and left plenty of space to write a personalized message.