Friday, March 29, 2024


I can't wait to send this card to someone.  There are not one, but two surprises hidden in this card.

The designer series paper (DSP) is from the Masterfully Made DSP collection.  I love the story behind how these designs were created!  Stampin' Up! Designers are so creative and talented!

The texture on the front of the card was made with the Painted Texture embossing folder.  

Since I've been going through major remodeling at my house for the last few months, this embossing folder reminds me of all the spackling and sanding I've been doing.  Only, I am trying to remove "texture" from my walls caused by the normal bumps and bruises that invariably happen over the years.  So, it seems a little weird that I'm adding "Painted Texture" on my cards.  LOL  But I really do like this embossing folder and am very happy that is NOT retiring.

Here is a little closer look at the two interactive elements.

You have a circular element and a strip element that are just waiting to be removed to reveal their hidden surprises.

So what is hidden behind these elements?  If you pull the tab on the circle, this is what you will see when you remove the interactive circle -- a birthday cake!  I think it is lemon cake with lemon frosting.  Or maybe it is chocolate cake with lemon frosting.  Hmmm....  Let's make it chocolate.  I like chocolate!

If you grab the little silver bow and pull off the strip, what do you see?  Take a look.

It's the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" wish from Something Fancy stamp set.  It fits perfectly.  

If you have this stamp set or have seen it elsewhere, you might be thinking that my strip looks shorter than "normal".  You would be correct.  

Most cards I've seen that use this strip are made in the landscape orientation.  The strip is designed to fit on a landscape card, but it is a little too long to fit on a portrait orientation.  Unfortunately,  I figured this out AFTER I had adhered the DSP panels.  So, I played around a bit and found that it was very easy to shorten the length of the die cut by running it partially through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine from one side of the die first.  Then I lifted the die and moved it a bit to shorten the length of the die cut and ran it partially through from the opposite end of the die.  Because of the scallops on the die cut it is very easy to align the die the 2nd time within the first partially cut opening.

To complete the inside of the card, I just stamped a bunch of candles along the lower edge.  I think this will be a fun card to send to someone, don't you?

If you would like a tutorial with all the step by step directions, please use the link to download a free PDF.

A list of the products used is shown below.

Product List

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