Friday, March 28, 2014

Make a Wish...........Birthday Banner Card

Every now and again we all need a little push to try something out that isn't in our comfort zone.  Last week I entered that "twilight zone" by choosing to make a gender neutral birthday card using banners and brighter colours than I normally would.

The decision to change up my usual card making style gave me an opportunity to try out some of my new products from the Spring Occasions catalogue. 

Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants #133230(cm) or wood #133227and Bring on the Cake

Framelit:  Banners Framelit Dies #132173  Note: You can save 15% by bundling the Banner Framelit Die and Perfect Pennants Stamp set.  See details on Page 27 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Ink:  Real Red, Coastal Cabana

Card Stock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

DSP:  Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack #132996, pg 33 Occasions Catalogue

Accessories:  2 1/2 Circle Punch, Starburst Framelits Die #132967, 1/2 inch circle punch, Stripes Embossing Folder, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Free in Sale-a-bration Catalogue with $60 purchase until MARCH 31st) adhesive, Big Shot Machine,

Bring On The Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp set #121958 Price: $33.95 or Wood Mount # 128490 $47.95

Perfect Pennants Clear-mount Stamp Set #133230 Price: $26.95 or Wood Mount #133227 Price: $36.95

Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Bundle   #134816 Price: $50.95 or Wood Mount #134815 Price: $59.50    If you want to create that "just because" project for a friend or loved one, the Perfect Pennants Set is perfect! And the Banners Framelits Dies make cutting the Perfect Pennants images quick and easy.  Buy the Perfect Pennants clear-mount stamp set and coordinating Banners Framelits Dies together at a 15% discount. 

Here's My Finished Card:

Tip #1.  I find it really helpful to put a label on each package of dies that I have in my stockpile of Stampin' Up Tools so I can find them quickly when I'm searching for it in the drawer.  
Tip #2:  I like to number my nesting framelits starting from the inside and working to the center.  As you can see from this picture there are 6 dies in this framelit set.  I just use a Sharpie Black Marker.

Tip #3:  When I get a new die cut I like to cut a template for reference.  The template(s) can be stored in the packaging for the die cut and I find it helps to write the number of the Framelit and the framelit measurements on each of the templates in a set. When I'm working on a sketch or designing my own card I can play with the templates to get positioning and sizing worked out before I cut my actual card layers.  

The next layer on this card is really fun to make.  For the Coastal Cabana banner simply cut a 2 1/2" x 8 1/4" piece of card stock and score this piece at 4 2/8 and fold on the score line.   

  Using framelit #2 from the Banner Framelit dies, place the fold line of the Coastal Cabana card stock just below the cutting edge of the framelit and run through the Big Shot.  

To make sure the fold line isn't cut off place the card stock a little below the cutting line.  See the gap above.
Emboss the full banner with the Stripes Embossing Folder.  Adhere this banner to the right hand side of the large dsp banner.

Using Framelit #3 cut out a banner from Whisper White card stock and stamp it with the "Wish Big" sentiment from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.  Adhere this smaller banner to the inside of the folded Coastal Cabana banner.

For the layered Starburst portion of the tag, stamp the sentiment "Make a Wish" from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Real Red on Whisper White and punch out with a 2 1/2" circle punch.  Stamp the sentiment again in Coastal Cabana ink and punch out the "a" with the 1/2" circle punch.  Mount this small "a" with a dimensional to the real red image.   

Die cut a piece of Real Red card stock with the Starburst Framelit die and adhere to Coastal Cabana banner with dimensionals.  

For the inside of the card I adhered the top of a 5 14 x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the card base.  I added a 1/4" wide strip of the Fresh Prints Designer Paper to the right hand side of this card layer and stamped the sentiment "Sending Good Thoughts Your Way" in Real Red ink.

This card could be made in many colour combinations, just pick a piece of DSP or make your own designer paper by combining at least 3 colours. I really liked using the Banner Framelits for this card and the Starburst framelit and think they added a modern twist. 

Thanks for joining me today and checking out this brief tutorial.  Hope you enjoyed it.  I would really appreciate your comments and any tips you can leave about how you organize or work with framelits and your thoughts on this card.  Is it one you would re-create?  Let me know.



1 comment:

paper bag create said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the colour combo and how you used the pennants! Cheers, :)

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