I recently celebrated my Cardversary (my one year anniversary of making cards) and I shared it then, but will share it again: I owe it all to the publisher of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Why? Well, about this time last year we were celebrating our 11th year as a publication and Catherine (said fabulous publisher) asked me to make a card for the blog celebration. And the rest, as they say, is history. Or cardstory.
Today, we are in the middle of a birthday blog celebration for our 12th year in business! I say our, because I have been fortunate enough to work as the magazine’s art director for the past three years. And when Catherine asked me to create a card to celebrate, I was all, “Um, YES, PLEASE!”
I decided to create the ultimate birthday card, as in, you are going to be BORN kind of birthday, using the most adorable stamp set, Oh, Baby from Simon Says Stamp.
I love sets where you stamp down the insides, then stamp over the image with the outlines. Seriously. How cute is that? And the cool thing is that if you don’t get it lined up perfectly, it only adds to the charm with that slight offset look.
Once I started, I decided to create a second card with the same supplies.
Say it with me: Oh, for cute! (Okay, maybe we only say that in Minnesota, but now you have a new phrase to trot out to confound your friends and family with!)
And you might be wondering how I got those booties lined up so perfectly? Of course, by using the game changing Wreath Builder from Gina K. Designs. Seriously. If you don’t know about it, check out a video I did a few days back, or watch Gina’s product launch video here.
The colors here are just so sweet! I’m using Lemon Drop (LOVE this yellow!) and Innocent Pink (LOVE this pink!) cardstock, along with their perfectly matching inks, and some Versafine black and some Versamark (and some white powder!) for the embossed title. (All supplies are linked below!) I like the idea of if you’ve got your supplies out, make an extra card or two!
The finished size of each card is 4.25 x 4.25. I used Fun Foam to mount the 3.75 x 3.75 finished panels onto their respective card bases for a bit of dimension. I also created custom envelopes for my square cards simply by cutting down a standard A2 envelope. You take a half inch of each side, then re-glue the bottom using 1/8th inch Scor-tape! (Skip ahead to 12:10 in my video to see how I do it!)
Be sure to visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog and check out all of the 12th birthday celebration posts because there are wonderful giveaways each day that you have a chance to win!
And again, I’m so incredibly happy to be part of such an amazing team at SCT. I lucked out to land my job with them! And, look at what happened: they turned me into a card maker, too!
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