My stamping friend Allana provided this card as a swap at our team meeting in January. She used bits of ribbon in her shaker tube, which was very clever! I changed colors and changed up the greeting a little to make it a little easier as a make and take for my Birthday Card Bash. Wanted to share the instructions and some tips to make it super easy for you to make!
Card base (Calypso Coral) - cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock in half making a piece 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Fold in half along the 8 1/2" side making a left open 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front.
Accent piece (Crushed Curry) Cut to 2 3/4" x 4".
Focal point piece (Whisper White) Cut to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2". Stamp greetings from Big Day stamp set (FREE with a qualifying order). Stamp "Happy Birthday" (C block) in Calypso Coral ink towards the top of piece. Stamp "Celebrate your Big Day" (D block) in Coastal Cabana ink towards the bottom of the piece.
Stamp "and perhaps a little ice cream" (B block) inside the card using Black Stazon ink.
Trim a narrow cello bag to 5 1/4" length.
Tip: Use a pen or other round object to keep the end of the cello bag open until ready to add confetti stars.
Accent strip (Sahara Sand) cut to 4 1/4" x 1".
Tip: Do not adhere until cello bag is filled and attached to card front.
Using the Confetti Star Border Punch punch out two passes of each color: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White.
Tip: Keep all the stars in a pile under the punch until ready to use. Also, punch the stars on a sheet of paper or a clear envelope that you can pick up and curl into a tube to help slide the stars into the waiting cello bag. Tap the stars in the bag to move them into the desired pattern.
Adhere the cello bag to the far left side of the card front using glue dots. You can use a glue dot to hold the bag closed if desired.
Cover the top of the cello bag with the Sahara Sand strip which can use glue dots to adhere to the card front.
Mount the Whisper White greetings panel on the Crushed Curry accent piece using SNAIL or your favorite adhesive.
Attached combined greeting to the card front covering a portion of the Sahara Sand strip, but none of the cello bag. Use dimensionals to pop the greeting up off the card.
Embellish the Sahara Sand strip with one larger button or two smaller buttons from the Best Day Ever Accessory Pack (Free with qualifying purchase).