Saturday, January 5, 2008

Birthday One-Sheet-Wonders

These 10 cards were based around one sheet of Stampin' Up!'s Ginger Blossom designer paper. Because birthday cards are the most popular cards at my stamp camps, I think I may do a OSW class with these cards. At the bottom of this post is the graphic showing the measurements that I used for the designer paper for these cards. Two of the cards used two slips of designer paper, rather than just one (they show on the template at the bottom of this post in different colors). The designer paper is fun for OSW cards because you're not just stuck with one choice of patterned paper as a focal point and instead can use either the front OR the back for different looks.

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Used silver brads, River Rock stitched ribbon, words from Happy Everything, and flowers from Simply Said.


Used flowers from Doodle This, Ruby Red brad, River Rock stitched ribbon, punch tab, and "for you" from Happy Everything.

Three (uses two pieces of dp):

Used silver brads, River Rock stitched ribbon, and 2-step stamped flowers from Bud Basics.


Used silver brad, scallop punch and 1/8", 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches, hemp twine, flower stamp from Bud Basics, and "happy birthday" stamp from Think Happy Thoughts.


Used "celebrate" stamp from Celebrate Everything, silver brads, 1/2" circle punch, 1/8" circle punch, Word Window punch.

Six (later added hemp twine circled around the main image and knotted in front):

Used Happy Everything and flower from Doodle This stamps.


Used Scallop punch-out cut in half (see page 3 of Spring-Summer IBC for inspiration piece), Artfully Asian flower stamp, twill tape, Crystal Effects applied after watercoloring the leaves.

Eight (uses 2 pieces of dp):

Used Sincere Salutations stamp for birthday phrase and twill tape with unraveled ends.


Used silver brads to ground the faux-belly band and stamp from Holidays & Wishes set.


Used twill tape and Groovy Guava stitched ribbon tied with hemp twine. Birthday stamp is from Fun & Fast Notes - watercolored and then used Crystal Effects on candle tips, frosting, and platter.


Please feel free to use this template and my examples, but if you copy them exactly, please give me credit. Thanks!


Daisydaze said...

Beautiful cards...thank you for the directions and the layout of the paper.

Maria said...

Very cute cards. I LOVE that paper. My package is almost out so that means I'll be buying another one. The colors are perfect.

Thanks for sharing!