Monday, March 6

💛Calypso Wishes Birthday Card💛

Good Morning everyone!!

I am coming on today to share with you a Birthday card I made last week for my sister. As you can see. I also made her a matching picture frame with the word Sister embossed in copper.

This card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (14 x 14 cms), the main colour of the card is Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up. This is a beautiful colour which I am falling more in love with every time I use it.

Also this card features a style of bow I showed you how to make in a previous blog. Again these bows are so easy to do; yet so effective.

Walk Through

Start with a piece of card stock; I used Very Vanilla card stock. Which measures 11 inches by 5 1/2 inches (28 cms x 14 cms). Score at 5 1/2 inches (14 cms). This is your card base

To make the custom design paper. I used a piece of Calypso Coral card stock that measured 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 iches (13 1/2 x 13 1/2 cms) and a stamp from the stamp set called Endless Birthday Wishes from Stampin' Up. I used ink pad Rose Red to stamp with.

Going in a diagonal line. Stamp your chosen sentiment across the piece of Calypso Coral card stock. Leave this aside to dry.

While you are waiting, cut two 1/2 inch (1 1/2 cms) strips of Very Vanilla card stock and two 1/4 inch (1 cm) strips of a complimenting card stock. For my card I used one of the design papers from the collection Affectionately yours. It is a gorgeous paper with copper details. You could also use Calypso Coral too. 

Also make the bow of your choice. I decided to make the six loop bow. Please see my bow tutorial if you are not sure how to make this bow. I used the three colours I was using in this card. 

For the centre of the bow, I punched a flower using the petite petals punch and placed a circle from Stampin' Ups bright adhesive enamel shapes to be the centre of the flower.

Now it is time to construct the card. 

I first adhered the strips of card stock to my custom DSP using snail adhesive in a cross shape. Doing this first; enables you to fold the ends of each strip around the back of card stock before attaching it to the card base. This gives the card edges a cleaner look.

Attach the card to the card base; again using snail adhesive.

Using dimensionals; adhere the bow to the centre of the card and you are finished!

You have a beautiful quick gift wrapped looking card. I also placed a tag behind the bow; with the recipients name on it. This was done using a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. 

Products Used

Very Vanilla card stock - 106550
Coral Calypso card stock - 124392
Affectionately Yours DSP - 141632
Rose Red ink pad - 126954
Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set - 140273
Bow Maker punch - 137414
Petite petals punch - 133322
Enamel Shapes (Brights) - 141680
Dimensionals - 104430
Snail Adhesive - 104430

Thank you for popping over to see my new blog post today. I hope you have a fab week.

Take care and always sparkle


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