Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wishing You


This is a fun birthday card I made using an OLD sketch challenge from Splitcoast Stampers. It is sketch challenge SCS32 (you can tell how old it is - they are on sketch 390!!). It's a cute card with a paper latch - really easy to make and looks great. I made this card for a nephew, although it is gender- and age-neutral. You could send it to anyone; everyone loves cupcakes!



Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Crazy for Cupcakes (SU!)
Wishing Birthday (Verses Rubber Stamps)


Taken with Teal5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4, and
2 1/4" x 3 1/4", and
1/2" x 4", and
1/2" x 1 1/4"
Mediterranean Cafe (DCWV)2 7/8" x 5 3/8", and
3/8" x 4"
Certainly Celery4 1/8" x 5 3/8", and
2 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Stamper's Select White2" x 3"


Versamark (Tsukineko)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Rich Razzleberry (SU!)


COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA Markers (Imagination International)
Zip-Dry Glue
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Cut a piece of teal card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score it at 4 1/4", and fold. Cut 1 1/8" off the long edge of one side of the card - this new short panel becomes the front of the card.


Cut the patterned paper to measure , and mount it on the short front panel.


Stamp the image onto white card stock measuring 2" x 3". Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Cake: BG49
  • Icing: YR12, Teal and Orange SPICAs
  • Candle: G21, Mint SPICA
  • Flame: Lemon SPICA

Mount the image panel onto mat layers of green (2 1/8" x 3 1/8") and teal (2 1/4" x 3 1/4"). Mount the image on the card front, centering it near the top of the front panel.


Cut green card stock to measure 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Stamp the sentiment in teal ink in the upper right corner - this will show even when the card is closed. Mount the green sentiment panel on the inside of the card.


Cut a small piece of teal card stock, about 1/2" x 1 1/4", and use glue on each end to mount it vertically near the bottom of the card front. Mount a piece of patterned paper (3/8" x 4") onto a piece of teal paper (1/2" x 4"). Slide it through the latch across the exposed part of the inside of the card until there is about 1 1/4" to the right of the edge of the card. Fold the paper strip (it may help to score it before you fold) and glue it to the back of the card. Note - I use Zip Dry instead of my ATG for the latch and closing strip to ensure these parts will not detach from the card.

Thanks for stopping by!




Lisa, this is so cute! Love the colors and the sparkle on the candle!

hlm said...

Cute card!

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