Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dad's Birthday Card 2014

I needed a card for my father's birthday and was not feeling very inspired so I started flipping through the pages of the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog (view/download a PDF version here). On page 93 I noticed a birthday card in the lower right corner that began to inspire me. Under the card I noticed it was based on the Wishes All Tucked In™ pattern. In the Wishes™ book you will find the pattern on page 94 and additional artwork using the pattern on page 104.

Dad's Birthday Card front

As you can see I altered the card quite a bit. I changed it from a 4½" square card to a 5½" x 4¼" card. I also rotated the card like it appears in the Idea Book. I made strip "B" narrower and I did not make it a band that goes around the front of the card. I kept the square "C" the same size as in the pattern, but I punched along the bottom and layered it with a rectangle where I stamped the greeting. I also layered a strip of White Daisy cardstock under the punched area to make it "pop" a bit. To "pop" the sentiment even more, I attached it to the card base with 3-D Foam Tape.

Dad Birthday Card inside

I used a stamp from the retired Hostess Rewards stamp set The Party Is On (C1568) inside the card. I stamped using Lagoon ink on Lagoon cardstock then cut it out using a glass mat and craft knife.

I hope you will also find inspiration while flipping through the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog.

Supplies Used
Wishes™ (9041)
5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack (X254)
Chevron Border Punch (Z1998)
Chalk It Up Paper Packet (X7184B)
12" X 12" Lagoon Cardstock (X5762)
12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Joyful Birthday (B1419)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2195)
2" X 3 1/2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1009)
2" X 2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1003)
My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Duck® Easy-Stick™ Adhesive (Z3033)
Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
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