Updated: Apr 15
Hello and welcome to my Blog! Can you ever get enough of those cute little pickups and flowers? I can't! This card makes use of a ready-made chipboard tag that I found at Michaels. With a few minor, customized adjustments, I was able to incorporate that tag into a really cute birthday card with a coordinating lined envelope.
Scroll down for more details and dimensions.
View the "how-to" video here or click on the image below.
5" x 7" card and envelope
6" x 6" designer paper (Echo Park "Flower Market" 6x6 paper pad)
Coordinating contrast paper for border(s)
Craftsmart chipboard tags (Michaels Store)
Cuttlebug "Organic Flourish" embossing strip
Impression Obsession "Happy Birthday" die
Sizzix Texture Boutique (embossing)
Sizzix Big Shot (die cutting)
Card directions and dimensions:
Start with a 5" x 7" card base
Cut a piece of double-sided designer paper to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" (you can achieve the 6 1/2" length from a 6" x 6" paper pad by including the "zip strip" at the top of the pad; some papers will have a hole in the zip strip, but that is okay because the contrasting border piece will cover the hole. See the video for more information about this little trick).
Cut at 3" along the 6 1/2" length of the designer paper (this will result in a 3" piece and a 3 1/2" piece)
The piece of designer paper with the zip strip hole in it will need to go on the bottom half of your card; the contrasting border strip will cover the hole
Cut two pieces of contrasting, solid color paper for border strips. One will be used as a border between the two pieces of designer paper and one will be used along the top of the chipboard tag.
Adhere designer papers to front of card, leaving a 1/4" border around edges
Emboss the contrasting, solid paper border pieces with your choice of embossing folder or strip
Adhere embossed border to card front to cover the zip strip hole and the seam between the designer paper pieces
Adhere 2nd piece of embossed border to the top of the chipboard tag
Punch a hole through tag border
Add ribbon through tag hole
Use score tape or other strong adhesive to attach chipboard tag to card front
Die cut "Happy Birthday" and adhere to chipboard tag
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Happy crafting, everyone!