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Birthday Card 2024 | Big Happy Birthday!

I fell in love with this My Favorite Things die called "Big Happy Birthday" and knew this was going to be the focal point for a birthday card for a dear friend who is celebrating her big day this month.

For the background, I started by cutting a piece of Altenew masking paper that measured 4-1/2" x 5-3/4". I brought out the 8" x 8" Waffle Flower grip map and placed it onto my work surface, peeled off one side of the backer to the masking paper, and put it in the center of my Grip Mat.

I selected four different colors of cardstock (Your Paper Insider's pink glitter from box #6 and a few Spellbinder cardstocks - Pink Sand, Dahlia, and Lilac Blossom) and cut those into strips with's "Slim Strips" dies.

I began placing the cardstock strips onto the masking paper and did my best to try to avoid any gaps between the strips. Once the strips of cardstock covered the entire panel of masking paper, I burnished the cardstock strips to the masking paper using a teflon bone folder to ensure good adhesion. I then glued the panel to a lightweight piece of white cardstock to give the panel some additional stability. I used the second largest die from Waffle Flower's "A2 Layers Dies" to cut the panel down to size for my card front.

Next, I used the "Big Happy Birthday" die from My Favorite Things to die cut the card front panel and popped out the letters and their counters (don't lose those counters!). I also cut this die three more times from a piece of white Neenah cardstock to glue behind the individual letters for dimension. Then I glued the card front with the letters popped out to the front of a white, top folding, A2 card base.

I temporarily placed one of the white die cut letters into all the corresponding locations on the card front so that I could have the perfect location to glue all the counters from the striped cardstock letters to the card base. I glued all the letters together (the striped top ones stacked atop the white letters that I die cut for the dimension) and then adhered them to the card's front panel in their appropriate locations.

I thought the card needed just a little something else, so I started digging through my embellishments stash and found one I really liked for this card. The sequins I chose is from This Calls for Confetti and its called "Bring on the Bokeh - Pink"... perfect!

That's a wrap for today's card project. I hope you enjoyed the card and possibly even found some inspiration for your next card project. Until next time... Happy Making!

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