Yesterday I shared a super-sweet birthday card I made with my local club over the weekend. While yesterday’s post was filled with pictures, measurements and enthralling stories about the project, I have more I want to share. So, I’m back today with a little bit more information about this fun card. Here’s a side view of the card I shared:
If you would like to read my entire write-up about this card, please click here.
Here are some additional pointers and observations about the products I used to make this card…
A Perfect Frame
The Smoky Slate frame that showcases my sentiment and sweet cake is cropped with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Because each of the rectangles in the set of dies is created with stitching on the inside and the outside of the cut line, you can layer all kinds of stitching on your projects. When I cropped this frame, I layered two of the dies on the cutting plate and ran it through the big shot. The stitching around the inside of the frame is from the larger of the two dies, and the stitching on the inside of the frame is from the smaller of the two dies. How cool is that?! The options are endless with these rectangle dies. Here’s a look at this must-have bundle:
The Thick Whisper White panel that’s behind the frame is the same size as the largest rectangle on the frame (without the smaller cutout in the middle). You can just glue the two pieces together since they are the exact same size. I snipped mine a little to line it up in the frame, but that wasn’t
Get the Most Out of Your Builder Punch
I love the Cake Builder Punch I used to crop out the sweet cake on this card. At my club over the weekend, I didn’t want everyone stamping and punching the two images (a pedestal and cake) separately, so I made the stamping more precise for the club members.
Here’s a look at the Piece of Cake Bundle:
STEP 1 – Slide a piece of scrap cardstock into the builder punch:
STEP 2 – Punch out the images. How fun is that?!
STEP 3 – Place the scrap cardstock over another color of cardstock to create a contrast for the punched shapes. I used Flirty Flamingo.
STEP 4 – Carefully place the stamps over the cut out images. This is particularly easy with see-through photopolymer stamps.
STEP 5 – Place a clear block over the stamps and press down to secure them to the block. Gotcha!
STEP 6 – Ink up the stamps and stamp onto a clean piece of cardstock. Pay attention to where you stamp it along the edge of the cardstock so that it lines up with the punch.
STEP 7 – Admire your stamped image. You were paying attention and lined it up correctly along the edge of the cardstock.
STEP 8 – See how easily the images line up to punch them both at the same time. Smile at the genius of it all.
STEP 9 – Punch out the images. You are awesome!
If you love this sweet combination of Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black as much as I do, please save this for future inspiration:
Here’s another look at the final card I made (and shared yesterday):
Bundles: Amazing Life, Piece of Cake Stamp Sets: Amazing Life, Piece of Cake Papers: All My Love Designer Series Paper, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Lovely Lipstick) Accessories: Cake Builder Punch, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you found these additional tips and observations helpful.
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