Tuesday, June 28, 2011

create.inspire :: patriot birthday card


My love of papercrafting is life-long, and recently I’ve been re-bitten by the glue and scissors bug. Open-mouthed smile No doubt my Scrapbox has had a little something to do with it – being able to have my entire stash of supplies all tidy and organized has made it so much more enjoyable to create! This {masculine} patriot birthday card was something I created this week for one of my brothers who served in the Marines before becoming a doctor, and today I’m sharing the steps needed to make it - with photos, too! I hope to bring you these step-by-step projects on a regular basis, and will be listing them under “create.inspire” here on my blog! Since I am a notorious horder of craft supplies, some of my stash includes retired or discontinued products, but you can always substitute a little of what you have in your own stash! Smile

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Cardstock: brown; Patterned Paper: Uncle Sam's Britches & Firecracker Banner by Rusty Pickle; Specialty Paper: Vellum; Ribbon: 1/4" Steel Twill by Jo-Ann Craft Essentials; Dye Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz from Ranger; Fasteners: Copper mini circle brads by Recollections; Rubber Stamps: Harley Davidson Alphabet by EK Success; Punch: Folk Star by Paper Shapers from EK Success; Other: adhesive, emery board, Zip Dry glue, deckle shears, vellum tape, dauber, pop dots, hole punch


Make card from cardstock.


Cut blue patterned paper, 5 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Cut pennant paper, 5 1/2" x 3 1/8".

Cut two 5 1/2" pieces of ribbon.


Punch 3 stars.


Ink & distress papers & stars. Set stars aside.


Adhere papers to card. {Notice the distress inks under my nails? lol!}


Attach brads.


Stamp sentiment on vellum and cut out with deckle shears; ink edges. Rub & lightly smudge ink with a soft tissue.

Mat sentiment with vellum. Ink & distress edges; adhere with vellum tape.


Attach stars with pop dots.

Ink edges of ribbon and card. Ink around sentiment.


Voila! A lovely, patriotic birthday card suitable for even your most masculine recipients! Open-mouthed smile

Blessings to you! Open-mouthed smile

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1 comment:

  1. This is fantastic! The tutorial is superb! Thank you SO much for leaving me such a nice comment about my caramel apple card over at the Imaginisce blog! That means so much to me!


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