Continuing with the follow-up for the projects I shared during last weekend's Stampin' Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop, here's a simple Birthday card that features one of the images from the That's the Ticket stamp set as the focal point.
One of the best values in the Stampin' Up! Catalog is the Note Cards & Envelopes (2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog, page 160). This package contains 20 Whisper White cards and 20 Whisper White envelopes. The cards are scored and ready for stamping. With a folded size of 3 1/2" x 5", these cards are great for quick notes, thank you's and gift enclosures. I love to use them when I need to make a stack of cards as a gift for a friend or co-worker at short notice. All that being said, that's the base card and envelope used for this project.
A piece of Whisper White cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder. The 1/16" hole punch was used to place holes at the upper left and right corners of the embossed panel. Diagonal banners, from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set, were stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, and Tempting Turquoise inks. These banners were die cut in the Big Shot using the corresponding die cut from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits. The banners were "softened up" by pulling each banner between thumb and Bone Folder a few times. A score line was placed parallel to the top edge of each banner approximately 1/4" from the top and a thin line of Tombow Multi Adhesive was placed over the score line on the back side of each banner. The banners were placed face down on the work surface approximately 1/4" apart and a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine was placed across the banners at the score lines. The top of each banner was folded over at the score line and pressed into place using the tip of the Bone Folder to "burnish" the folded area of each banner. A Stampin' Dimensional was placed at the center back of each banner and the banners adhered to the Polka Dot embossed panel (with the punched holes above the Baker's Twine). The ends of the Baker's Twine were inserted into the punched holes at the upper corners and Silver Brads inserted into the holes. The ends of the Baker's Twine were wrapped a couple of times around the open brad legs and trimmed with Paper Snips. The Polka Dot embossed panel was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The birthday greeting, from the That's the Ticket stamp set, was stamped on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with Paper Snips, adhered to a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock punched with the large ticket of the Ticket Duo Builder punch, and adhered to the center of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The inside of the card features a piece of Whisper White cardstock matted with a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock. The diagonal banner was stamped near the upper left corner of the Whisper White cardstock using Rich Razzleberry ink. The blank ticket image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Tangerine Tango ink, cut out with Paper Snips, matted with a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock punched with the large ticket of the Ticket Duo Builder punch, and adhered at the center of the Whisper White cardstock. A ribboned greeting, from the Bring on the Cake stamp set, was stamped at the center of the ticket using Rich Razzleberry ink.
The diagonal banner was stamped at the upper left corner of the Whisper White envelope using Tempting Turquoise ink. The ribboned greeting was stamped under the banner using Rich Razzleberry ink.
I think the size of this card is just perfect for tucking under a ribbon at the top of a package or inside a small gift bag. Oh, and before you think that this size card and envelope are only for hand delivery, this size is a USPS approved size for mailing. Put a package or two of these Note Cards & Envelopes on your next order; at $5.95 (US) for 20 scored cards and envelopes you can't go wrong!
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Hearts a Flutter, That's the Ticket; Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise; Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Silver Brad; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Adhesive; Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, 1/16" circle punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other: Note Cards & Envelopes