Super Easy Birthday Card

Some days you just need a really easy card to make. I was in a car accident earlier this week as a passenger in a car that was rear-ended by someone who was texting while driving. (GRRRR! Seriously, DO NOT text while you’re driving!!!) Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but I’ve been dealing with quite a bit of soreness and back pain since the accident. I decided I needed a little paper therapy, but realized my back would only allow me to sit at my craft table for about 10-15 minutes max. Here’s the super easy card I created in only eight minutes.

Mel's Card Corner | Time to Celebrate

I cut a 4 x 4.25″ piece of DSP from the Cherry on Top DSP paper stack (retiring) from Stampin’ Up!® I cut it at a diagonal about 3/4″ from the bottom along the 4.25″ edge. Since I started with a 4.25″ piece, this would give me a 1″ diagonal space between the two panels once I adhered them to the card base. I temporarily laid the bottom piece on my card base so I could line up then stamp the sentiment. It’s from the included stamp set in the Watercolor Wishes card kit. I stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink.

Mel's Card Corner | Time to Celebrate

I then permanently adhered the DSP panels to the card using some foam tape leaving a 1″ gap between the lower panel and the upper panel. For a little bit of bling, I added a small bow tied using the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (retiring) which I adhered with some mini glue dots. To balance out the card, I also added three rhinestones, one of each size, vertically along the upper left-hand corner.

Mel's Card Corner | Time to Celebrate

For the inside of the card, I used another sentiment from the same stamp set which I also stamped using Bermuda Bay ink. I decided to add the little row of hearts image as well stamping them in Melon Mambo. Since I had some extra bit of the DSP I used on the front of the card, I also added a 1/4″ wide strip of it along each edge inside the card as well using a bit of liquid glue.

Until next time …

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