Spring Birthday

Spring Birthday Card

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As I mentioned in my last post, Peggy Timmerman and I will be hosting the Mod Squad Challenge this week. The theme of the challenge is SPRINGTIME.  (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

The card I created is a flip card.  The center panel flips over as the card is “pulled” open.

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For my card sample, I used a few of the stamps from the Newton’s Nook Designs – Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set along with one of the coordinating dies from the Newton’s Nook Designs – Newton’s Birthday Bash Die Set.  Both of these sets are available at Kat Scrappiness who is one of the Mod Squad Challenge sponsors this week .

Newton's Nook Birthday Bash Stamp SetNewton's Nook Birthday Bash Die Set

Kat stocks the products that she loves and uses as well as what her customers request.  If you don’t see it in her store, feel free to contact her.  She is happy to do special orders for you!  And she offers a DISCOUNT CODE for The Mod Squad Challenge: MSC10!

To create my card base and the decorative panels, I used the Sizzix Square Flip Framelit Dies and my paper trimmer.  The base is Gina K Sweet Corn card stock, and the patterned paper is from the Gina K Designs Garden Tour and Spring Parade Patterned Paper Packs.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for my stamped images.  The image was stamped on white card stock, colored with Copic markers (YR23, YR24, YR27, YG91, YG93, and a Colorless Blender), a Copic Black Multi Liner, and a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, and fussy cut.  (The swirly lines were cut off of this panel.)  The “happy birthday!” greeting was added after the image was colored.  The image was stamped again on the GK Sweet Corn card stock and cut with the die from the set mentioned above.  The colored image was adhered over the stamped image on the yellow panel giving the colored image a yellow border with the swirly lines now included.  To add some dimension, this panel was mounted on fun foam (also cut with the die so it fit behind the panel perfectly) and was adhered to the card front.

The greeting on the inside panel of the card is also from the “Birthday Bash” set.  The stamp actually says “have a purr-fect birthday!” but I masked the “birth” part of the word “birthday” because that sounded better to me when paired with the “happy birthday” on the front.  Masking makes it possible to use this cute stamp in different ways and for a variety of occasions; it’s like having two stamps in one!!  I stamped the sentiment a little higher than center so there was a place to sign the card.

Now it’s your turn!  Head on over to the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and show us your spring projects. I can’t wait to see what you create!

In addition to this being the Mod Squad Challenge Blog sample, I’d also like to “send” this card to Iliana’s “Sweet Little Petunia” who is turning 11 today!  In honor of this special day, Iliana (creator of the MISTI) is hosting a Birthday Giveaway.  Pop on over, and wish her daughter a happy birthday!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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5 thoughts on “Spring Birthday

  1. Lisa this is so cute. I have the die that has three squares that flip that I had forgotten about, I must use that more. Thanks for joining our challenge group.


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