Wednesday, May 1, 2019

How to Make Four Fun Birthday Cards from One Sheet


Welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release! This week has been so much FUN! Today I have not just one card . . .not two . . .not even three - but FOUR cards to share. But because I’m so sneaky, I made all four cards at one time - and you can too! I always need birthday cards, and today I’ll show you a simple way to make four cards out at once to build up your card stash.

We’re using the brand new Happy Birthday Stamp Set from Impression Obsession for these cards.
To begin, place the balloon and confetti stamps plus the Happy and Birthday sentiments on clear blocks. Begin stamping on a full sheet of white cardstock, and fill in the whole 8.5x11 sheet. I started in one corner with the sentiment, and then moved from there, filling in as I went along. Keeping the images straight rather than on angles helped me easily fill in all the spaces. Use the smaller stamps to fill in smaller areas, but don’t panic if you have some gaps because we can fix those in the next step.

Once the sheet is fully stamped, add inky spots with a sponge dauber. I used a larger dauber with yellow ink, and a smaller dauber with blue ink. Add dots right over the stamped images, and fill in any blank spots.  Then, add some colored pencil details. (The birthday sentiment is really fun to add color to!)
After you’ve added a few pops of color, cut the panel into four pieces and adhere to four card bases. Then, trim some slightly smaller panels of vellum and staple to attach on top. This layer of vellum lets the pattern and color to show through, but it will allow our stamped sentiment to remain the focal point.

Speaking of that focal point, to finish this card off, stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment again (four times) on another sheet of white cardstock. Detail cut, and then layer each together with a die cut circle, some washi tape and a few embellishments.

I love accomplishing multiple cards at one time - especially when they’re super cute (and practical too - because I ALWAYS need birthday cards!) It’s easy to customize the colors to whatever you like, and this design is appropriate for masculine, feminine or even cards for kids!

And now, for the important details about today’s blog hop:

Each day at 6am EST (April 29-May 1st) you'll find a list of blog hop participants on the Impression Obsession blog. Even better, every blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away - so be sure to comment on each blog throughout our celebration for more chances to win!

(Comments for all three days will be open until Sunday May 5th at noon CT. Winners will be announced on Monday May 6th.)

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Card Supplies from Impression Obsession - Happy Birthday Clear Stamp Set




29 comments:

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Thank you for this I'm always needing Birthday cards ideas

Lori Kobular said...

Such a fun and happy birthday card! It makes me smile!

Donna3d said...

These are so cute! I love the festive colors and fun style.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such pretty cards!

char said...

These are such super cute cards and so clever!!!!! I thought it was a background stamp until I read! :)

Shari Czerwinski said...

Wow, blown away! Seems like such a simple idea, but it's new to me haha Love how you created the colorful background! Pinned to for inspiration! <3

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful card!!! There are so many great new stamps in this release!!!

sharon g said...

I like how the vellum makes the design so subtle. Nice

Mary Holshouser said...

Fun card. Love the spots of
color sprinkled throughout.
Usually I get a two-fer.
You got a four-fer - much
better. thanks for the
idea.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

TLady said...

HOW TOTALLY FUN! This looks SO SUMMERY with the colors you've chosen! AND FESTIVE! ;)

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love the happy colors, they're so pretty and bright and flirty! CUTE!!!

Ellie said...

This card is fun and colorful and great for EVERYONE!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love these fun birthday cards. They will work for anyone.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are SOOOO AWESOME! I love how you did the vellum overlay!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty set of cards! Love the way you added the vellum layer!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Cute cards, I love the bright colors. These stamps are fun

Sunny Qi said...

Beautiful background!

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Cute idea!! Love your layout!

Becca Yahrling said...

Yep, I need this set! It's really wonderful as are your cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the background stamping - very creative:)

Jeanne Beam said...

Such great BD cards. Love how you stamp the background.
Thanks for sharing...

Kelly Parker said...

Love this set!! I need it!

Sue D said...

Love how you created this set of cards.

Kelly Kennedy said...

Fantastic cards!

Jane Booth said...

Really like these cards! I think I’m going to have to use your idea to build a stash for my daughter to have on hand! These are perfect!

Sland2005 said...

This is just the cutest card! What a clever idea. I love how you can color in different letters!! Love it!

Jeanette said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie2cats said...

Fun pattern for the background, love the vellum layer

Lee Ann Barrett said...

OK. Why have I never thought to work a design on a full sheet of paper and then cut it to get 4 card panels??? Genius! And I love your set of cards.