I was in need of making 14-year-old birthday cards for my grandkids and great nieces/nephews so I chose this simple card off Pinterest. She has great ways to use up scraps of designer series papers (DSP).
Night of Navy or Midnight Muse card 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Fold in half for a side fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold. Stamp or sign the back. Set aside.
Fold a piece of writing tablet paper in half. Stamp with a phrase from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. The Lift Me Up stamp set (Occasions 2017) has an excellent birthday phrase to match the Carried Away DSP but I do not have that set. Adhere to inside of the card. Set aside.
Cut Night of Navy cardstock 2” wide to make the bow. Punch out twice with the Bow Builder punch.
Curl all the pieces with a bone folder.
Glue the ends of each bow together. I like to use the Tombow glue but glue dots work just fine.
Glue the ends of the bow together.
Add a thin layer of glue to the entire rectangle piece.
Wrap tightly around bow.
Apply a thin row of glue to the ribbon tails so that they adhere to the back of the bow. Set aside.
Cut Night of Navy cardstock 1-1/2” x 3-1/2”. Rub with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp the Happy Birthday from the Best Birds or Suite Sayings stamp set with Versamark ink. Cover with white embossing powder. Flick away any stray bits of embossing powder. Heat emboss.
Using your 6” wide ruler, simply ‘underline’ the word birthday with the 3/4“ line.
Cut off the top.
Measure 1” from that cut line and trim off the bottom.
Cut to 2-1/2” wide. Punch each corner with the Ticket Corner punch. Add Dimensionals and set aside.
Or make a template 1” x 2-1/2” to trace around.
To change the font color in Word: Highlight the word 14th (I used Calibri font in size 22). From the Home Page, click on the down arrow beside the Font Color – More Colors – Custom. Change the Red, Green and Blue colors to Mint Macaron according to Marie Stamps or R160, G194, B170.
Print and punch out with the 1/2" circle punch.
Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 5” x 4-1/4”. Run through the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Set aside.
Cut present from Carried Away DSP (SAB 2017) as follows:
Bottom 2” high x 3” wide; Middle 1-1/2” high x 2-1/2” wide; Top 1” high x 2” wide. Round the TOP corners of the bottom and middle layers with the Project Life Corner punch.
Adhere bottom present to bottom of the Mint Macaron panel.
Add the middle and top present pieces. Set aside.
Mark center of the top present with a pencil.
Add glue to each end of the bow only leaving the middle open.
Adhere the bow to the center of the top present – use the top of the present as the bow placement and centering on the pencil mark. Erase pencil line.
Cut Night of Navy cardstock 1/4” wide x 4-1/2” long for ribbon. Apply Tombow glue to the back. Tuck under the bow and press to adhere.
Add panel to card front. Add phrase (Suite Sayings stamp set).
I used the phrase from the Best Birds stamp set and snuggled the 14th next to the letter d.
To create an envelope liner, cut Carried Away DSP paper 5-1/4” wide x 6” long to fit a purchased invitation envelope.
Slide the paper inside the envelope until the point of the invitation envelope is covered.
Flip it over. Use the flap of the invitation envelope as a template to trace around the edge.
Cut on the pencil lines.
Place adhesive along the top edge only of the DSP and position the liner inside the envelope so that the glue from the invitation envelope is exposed.
Match the point of the liner with the point of the envelope and the rest will fall into place.
Create a score line over the crease on the flap.
Use a bone folder to help the liner fold neatly.
Adhere one corner from the liner to the inside of the card.
I changed my font color to Mint Macaron for the phrase for the inside of my 14-year-old cards.
And here it is.
Or here is what I did for my envelope for my 14 year old’s cards.