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Rooted In Nature Birthday Card

Rooted In Nature Birthday Card

When I needed a LOT of masculine birthday cards, I searched for Rooted In Nature Birthday Card ideas on Pinterest and this is what I found!  So many of the pieces used by Su Mohr in this design were exactly what I was looking for.  The subtle design on the DSP, the embossed leaves used on the Galvanized Metallic Paper, and the square behind the tree raised with Foam Adhesive Strips all screamed “use me” so I gathered all my supplies and started creating.  In the end, I decided a heat embossed greeting would be the final glowing touch!

Now you’ve seen all the pieces cut and ready for assembly, let’s look at the completed card!

  1. Cut Crumb Cake Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
    1. Stamp the inside greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set with Early Espresso Classic Ink.
  2. Cut coordinating Designer Series Paper at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Use Embossing Buddy over the area where the greeting will be stamped.
    2. Stamp the greeting with Versamark Ink.
    3. Sprinkle Silver Embossing Powder over the Versamark.
    4. Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
    5. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Galvanized Metallic Paper at 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″.
    1. Emboss with Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.
    2. Attach over the DSP layer with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Crumb Cake frame with the Layering Square Framelits and the Big Shot.
    1. Use Foam Adhesive Strips to attach over the DSP.
  5. Stamp the oak tree from Rooted In Nature with Early Espresso Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock.
    1. Use Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the tree.
    2. Use Liquid Mono Glue to attach the tree over the frame.

 

These are the products used to make this card: 

Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card

Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card

As you know, Christmas cards come in all sizes and shapes.  The one I’m sharing today is a Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card.  By using DSP (Designer Series Paper) with coordinating cardstock and ink, we can make lots of cards in a short time span.  Of course, we always need some sparkle so the gold embossing for the wreath and the greetings proves to be a great addition.

Instructions with measurements:

  1. Whisper White Cardstock:  cut 1 at 4-1/4″ x 11”, cut 1 at 5″ x 3-3/4″, cut 1 at 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  2. Shaded Spruce Cardstock:  cut 1 at 5-1/4″ x 4″, cut 1 at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  3. Designer Series Paper:  cut 2 at 4″ x 2-1/2″
  4. Fold 4-1/4″ x 11” piece of Whisper White Cardstock in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ – fold top layer back onto itself to form a “Z”
  5. Use Snail Adhesive to attach 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Shaded Spruce Cardstock to the back piece of the Whisper White Cardstock
  6. On the 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the greetings with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the greetings and melt with the Heat Tool.
  7. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Shaded Spruce Cardstock layer.
  8. Use Snail Adhesive to attach each DSP layer to the smaller layers of the “Z” fold.
  9. On the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the wreath with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the greetings and melt with the Heat Tool.
  10. Use Snail Adhesive to attach this layer over the 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Shaded Spruce layer.
  11. Use Snail Adhesive on 1/2 of the completed wreath layer to attach it to the front of the card.
    1. Make sure that the “Merry Christmas” greeting is visible.
  12. On a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the bow with Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.
    1. Cut the bow out with Paper Snips.
  13. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to bow near the top of the embossed wreath.

These are the products used:

Now here’s another look at the completed card:

For a bit of added “Wow”, the envelope has DSP covering the flap:

If you have questions, I would love to hear from you!

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