Baseball Birthday Shutter Card
My son has a fall birthday, and he’s really into baseball (he will be working for the Milwaukee Brewers’ after he graduates in May), so I made this card for him. The Modsquad Challenge this week is “Fall Fest” where we are to create whatever comes to our minds when we think of fall. I loved the rich, fall colors of these papers, and in my house, playoff baseball is definitely a fall thing!
I matted each of the printed pieces with some open stock card stock called “Merlot” that I purchased at AC Moore. (There is no brand name on the label.) The card base is Recollections Kraft.
The circle pieces were cut with dies from the “Standard Circles Large and Small” sets from Spellbinders. The stamps are from Crackerbox Palace (here and here) stamped with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink. I inked the edges of the greeting and sentiment panels with this ink as well.
I left a little space under the “have a ball” stamp for a signature. The space on the back panel that does not show when the card is closed is big enough to hide a gift card or monetary gift (attached with removable adhesive) if desired.
This card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches when folded.
Here is the template for making the card base:
(HERE is a video tutorial on how to make this type of shutter card.)
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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