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Happy 60th Birthday

October 28, 2017

A friend of mine celebrated a milestone birthday recently and I thought you might like to see the card I made for him.  I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die from a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I cut Early Expresso card twice using the same die.  I attached the Designer Series paper to scored and folded Early Espresso card.  No comes the slightly tricky bit.  You need to save all of the pieces that are cut by the die from the Designer Series Paper.  I placed one of the Early Espresso die cuts into the space on the designer series paper and then by adding a drop of Tombow Multipurpose glue into the gaps added all of the additional pieces around the happy birthday.  Some of them are quite small, so it is a little fiddly.  Once they were all in place, I attached the two Early Espresso die cuts together,  placed the Designer Series Paper die cut on top and glued them into the space on the card front.  I punched two balloons from Crumb Cake card using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I cut the numbers from Early Espresso card (sorry the Timeless Type Alphabet dies are long retired).  I attached the numbers to the balloons and then ran them through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I attached a length of Linen Thread behind each of the balloons and attached them to the card front using Mini Dimensionals I cut the strings and attached them to the top of the letter “h” by using a small amount of the Liquid glue.  Once that was done I attached the “happy birthday” onto the card front.  I love how you get that slight shadow of the darker card behind the greeting.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the mug from the Hug in a Mug stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the fill using Crushed Curry and added the greeting from the Half Full stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I die cut a small cloud from Whisper White card using the Up and Away Thinlits Dies.  I placed the Whisper White card on top of the mug so that the cloud looked like the froth on top of a beer.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter to some Embossing Paste and filled the cloud.  When you remove the mask it does look like a mug of beer.

I hope that Kerry loves his card and that he has an awesome birthday.

Bye for now,


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2017 7:17 am

    Gorgeous Kris. Agree with you, it is tricky but oh so worth it in the end. Your friend will love it

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