Saturday, May 28, 2011

Calendar Birthday Card

Oops - I just discovered I never posted this post from April...

Here's a fun birthday card we made at card class.  The "tricky (but cool) part" about this card is that I used a star punch (picked up in the discount bin at a craft store a long time ago).  Instead of punching yellow stars out and gluing them to the blue paper (not a difficult task, but time consuming and possibly an irritatingly slow process), I punched the stars out of the blue paper and glued it to the front of the yellow paper.  The yellow stars shine through the holes in the blue paper.

For the calendar, I stamped the calendar on a larger piece of paper and cut the calendar (in the red rectangle) out freehand, same with the blue mat.  I think it looks less formal that way.

I used the new Fanfare paper pack and the stamp set called Moments in Time, which has the calendar (starting on different days of the week) and the 12 months of the year.  It's a nice one.  I like this one because it's gender neutral, plus you can just make a bunch for every month. 

Supplies Used:
Moments In Time (D1339, $22.95)
Fanfare Paper Pack (X7138B, $12.95)
Pacifica Card Stock (in Fanfare pack)  (or X5759, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Sunny Yellow Card Stock (1225, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
White Daisy Card Stock (in Fanfare pack or 1385, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Cranberry Stamp Pad (Z2116, $5.25)
Pacifica Stamp Pad (Z2192, $5.25)
Sunny Yellow Stamp Pad (Z2152, $5.25)
Star hole punch
Foam Mounting Tape (I like 3M/Scotch Brand the best)