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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

First birthday card

Good afternoon again,

Today I am posting a Design Team make for Crafter's Companion that showcases the Cut in Dies and Sentiments. I deliberately chose a number that wasn't a typical milestone and the final size was dictated by the embossing folder that sprang to mind; albeit a very old one by CC, but definitely one of my favourites.


The Happy Birthday embossing folder is 5" x 7". I decided that the top layer would look good 3 1/4 x 6 1/2" but cut card a little larger. I die cut the number one in the centre before embossing a piece of luxury blue cardstock and trimmed to desired size.  This gave me the dimensions for the card base. Using my diagram, score the card base in 3 and the outside sections in half again, then the outside panels diagonally. My base was 11 1/4" x 7" and each large section was 3 3/4" wide. The narrow sections were half of 3 3/4 = 1 7/8" wide.

To cut the mats, I decreased the overall size by 1/4" in each direction for each layer. 
I wrapped ribbon around the embossed card before adhering it to the card base, which accented the "waist" of the card and added extra interest. 

The centre back panel is the ideal place to add your own greeting and  sentiment.

Materials I used:

Gemini Cut in Numbers Dies
Crafters Companion 300gsm stamping card
Crafters Companion Luxury cardstock - blues
Crafters Companion Happy Birthday Embossing Folder (retired)
Collall all purpose glue

Ribbon from own stash

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