Level: Beginner (for beginner cardmaker who are just starting and do not have a lot of tools nor a die cutting machine)
1 sheet - 8.5”x 11” Bazzill Classic White Cardstock
1 sheet - 12”x 12” Bazzill Aruba
1 sheet - 12"x 12" Bazzill Classic White Cardstock
1 sheet- 12”x 12” Pattern Paper – Dab of butter by Doodle Bug
1 sheet – 12”x 12” Pattern Paper – Cupcake Cuties by Doodle Bug
1 package – Made with Love Stickers by Doodle Bug
1 sentiment – Happy Birthday
Let us Get Started!
Cut your 11”x8.5” Bazzill classic white cardstock to 11” this will remove the company product information
Cut to 5.5” which is exactly in half. This will give you 2 card bases for A2 cards.
Score the long side of the 11” x 5.5” card base at 4.25”.
Then fold base in half this created your A2 card blank.
It should look like this!
With your 12”x12” sheet of Aruba cut a 4” strip.
Take the 4” strip and cut to 5.25” in length.
Keep left over piece to use for other matting pieces for this card.
Center & Glue your 4”x 5.25” piece to the front of your A2 card base.
This will give you a 1/8” border around your card.
Cut these pieces as per picture and the quantities. These with matte your pattern paper and white pieces in the upcoming instructions.
Cut the pattern pieces to the dimensions shown in picture.
With Classic white cut the pieces and quantities according to the picture.
Grab your white 2.25” x 0.75” piece.
Using your acrylic block or stamp platform, center & stamp with your favorite color of ink.
I like to use an archival ink with my sentiments as they dry fast, clear, and in this case used Memento Tuxedo Black.
You are now going to glue your pattern, white squares and sentiment to the matting coordinating pieces. Use picture for reference.
Grab your card base already prepared in step #5
Center & Glue your pattern piece with measurements of 3.75” x 5” to your card leaving a 1/8” border.
Stick your sentiment on your card centering to your liking.
Place stickers of your choice on the white squares, and I added 2 little hearts on the sentiment.
The paper used on this card was inspired by a great friend who brought me cupcakes for my birthday recently! I enjoyed creating this card for the beginners without a lot of tools or supplies but it's also great for the experienced for the layout when you need to make a card fast!